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Emerson among the eccentrics : a group portrait

Autore: Carlos Baker
Editore: New York : Viking, ©1996.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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When Carlos Baker died in 1987, he had completed all but the finishing touches on what will be considered his masterpiece. An esteemed literary critic and mentor to several generations of younger scholars, Carlos Baker had a lifelong interest in the writers of the American Renaissance, particularly in Ralph Waldo Emerson, its intellectual centerpiece, but also in Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Amos
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Genere/forma: Biography
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Baker, Carlos, 1909-1987.
Emerson among the eccentrics.
New York : Viking, c1996
(OCoLC)605323667
Persona incaricata: Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Carlos Baker
ISBN: 067086675X 9780670866755
Numero OCLC: 32855735
Descrizione: xv, 608 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: The Thirties. The brothers --
Aunt Mary --
Ishmael abroad --
Lidian --
Bronson Alcott --
Margaret Fuller --
Father Taylor --
Waldo and Nelly --
Alcott --
Thoreau --
Margaret Fuller --
Jones Very --
Margaret Fuller --
Very --
The Forties. Ellery Channing --
Sam and Anna --
Alcott, Elssler, Newcomb --
Waldo Minor --
Theodore Parker --
Hawthorne --
Alcott Homesteading, 1842-47 --
Hawthorne at the Manse --
Channing in Concord, 1843-45 --
Thoreau in New York, 1843 --
Margaret Fuller in New York, 1844-46 --
Thoreau at Walden --
Theodore Parker in Boston --
The absentees: Hawthorne --
Margaret Fuller abroad --
The absentees: Alcott --
The Fifties. The absentees: Margaret Fuller --
Thoreau and Channing --
The Lenox Collection --
Hawthorne, bird of passage --
Ellen. Cont.): Walt Whitman --
Theodore Parker, crusader --
Captain John Brown --
Whitman in person --
The man in the turret --
The Sixties. An Emersonian calendar, 1860 --
In time of war --
Grandeur and dust --
A funeral and a wedding --
Tales of a grandfather --
A force at work --
The Seventies. The high muse comes and goes --
The slopes of Parnassus --
Among the ruins.
Responsabilità: by Carlos Baker ; introduction and epilogue by James R. Mellow.

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The story of the American Renaissance told through Emerson and his eccentric circle of friends - Hawthorn, Thoreau, Fuller and Alcott. It is a biography that interweaves the events of Emerson's life  Per saperne di più…

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