A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is no question that Emerson has maintained his place as one of the seminal figures in American history and literature. In his time, he was the acknowledged leader of the Transcendentalist movement and his poetic legacy, education ideals, and religious concepts are integral to the formation of American intellectual life. In this volume, Joel Myerson, one of the leading experts on this period, has gathered together sparkling new essays that discuss Emerson as a product of his times. Individual chapters provide an extended biographical study of Emerson and his effect on American life, followed by studies of his concept of individualism, nature and natural science, religion, antislavery, and women's rights.Figures of Speech: American Writers and the Literary Marketplace, from Benjamin Franklin to Emily Dickinson. New York: Knopf, 1989. Wolfe, Cary. The Limits of American Literary Ideology in Pound and Emerson. New York: Cambridgeanbsp;...

Title:A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson
Author:Joel Myerson Carolina Distinguished Professor of American Literature University of South Carolina
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1999-12-20


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