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The Cambridge companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Author: Joel Porte; Saundra Morris
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson is intended to provide a critical introduction to Emerson's work. The tradition of American literature and philosophy as we know it at the end of the twentieth century was largely shaped by Emerson's example and practice. This volume offers students, scholars, and the general reader a collection of fresh interpretations of Emerson's writing, milieu, influence, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Porte; Saundra Morris
ISBN: 052149611X 9780521496117 0521499461 9780521499460
OCLC Number: 39695822
Description: xviii, 280 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Representing America : the Emerson legacy / Joel Porte --
Transcendentalism and its times / David M. Robinson --
Ralph Waldo Emerson in his family / Phyllis Cole --
The radical Emerson? / Robert Milder --
Emerson as lecturer : man thinking, man saying / R. Jackson Wilson --
Emerson and nature / Robert D. Richardson, Jr. --
Essays : first series (1841) / Albert J. Von Frank --
Transcendental friendship : Emerson, Fuller, and Thoreau / Jeffrey Steele --
Tears for Emerson : Essays, second series / Julie Ellison --
'The remembering wine' : Emerson's influence on Whitman and Dickinson / Catherine Tufariello --
Post-colonial Emerson and the erasure of Europe / Robert Weisbuch --
'Metre-making' arguments : Emerson's poems / Saundra Morris --
The conduct of life : Emerson's anatomy of power / Michael Lopez.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Other Titles: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Responsibility: edited by Joel Porte and Saundra Morris.
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"The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson is intended to provide a critical introduction to Emerson's work. The tradition of American literature and philosophy as we know it at the end of the twentieth century was largely shaped by Emerson's example and practice. This volume offers students, scholars, and the general reader a collection of fresh interpretations of Emerson's writing, milieu, influence, and cultural significance. All essays are newly commissioned for this volume, written at an accessible yet challenging level, and augmented by a comprehensive chronology and bibliography."--BOOK JACKET.

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