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Emerson : the mind on fire : a biography

Author: Robert D Richardson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A portrait of Emerson drawn from newly available material, including correspondence between the Emerson brothers.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Biographies
Named Person: Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Richardson
ISBN: 0520088085 9780520088085 0520206894 9780520206892
OCLC Number: 31206668
Notes: "A centennial book"--Half title page.
Awards: Society of American Historians Francis Parkman Prize, 1996.
Description: xiii, 671 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: [pt. I.] The student : Emerson at Harvard ; The march of mind ; Home and family ; The angel of death ; Scottish common sense ; The brothers Emerson ; The young writer ; The paradise of dictionaries and critics ; Mme. de Staël and the other Germany ; Divinity studies --
[pt. II.] Divinity : Pray without ceasing ; The Prince of Lipona ; The balance beam ; Ellen Tucker ; Ordination and marriage: love and reason ; We are what we know ; Gerando and the first philosophy ; The wreck of earthly good ; In my study my faith is perfect ; Separation ; A terrible freedom --
[pt. III.] The inner light : The American eye ; I will be a naturalist ; A white day in my years ; The instructed eye ; Mary Rotch: life without choice ; A living leaping logos ; A theory of Animated nature ; Each and all ; Confluence --
[pt. IV.] Nature : Lidian ; The new Jersalem ; The art of writing / Jakob Boehme ; Marriage and Concord ; Alcott and English literature ; All in each: writing nature ; Nature: the laws of the world ; Nature: the apocalypse of the mind ; Margaret Fuller --
[pt. V.] Go alone : The symposium ; The forging of the anchor ; We are not children of time ; The American scholar ; Casting off ; Human culture ; The peace principle and the Cherokee Trail of Tears ; Henry Thoreau ; Go alone: refuse the great models --
[pt. VI.] These flying days : New books, new problems ; Jones Very ; The attainable self ; Home and family ; Writing essays ; The heart has its jubilees ; Identity and metamorphosis ; Brook Farm and Margaret Fuller ; Pythagoras and Pliotinus ; Osman's ring: a work of ecstasy ; The frightful hollows of space --
[pt. VII.] Children of the fire : The dream of community ; Children of the fire ; Emerson's Dial ; New views ; The world ; The young American ; Emerson's emancipation address ; Essays on power ; Ex oriente lux --
[pt. VIII.] The natural history of intellect : Representative men ; The lecturer ; Persia and poetry ; The New Domestic Order, poems ; The orchard keeper ; I shall never graduate ; England ; The natural history of intellect ; Chartism and revolution --
[pt. IX.] The science of liberty : Return: quarrel with Thoreau ; The Walden Sierras, Quetelet ; Therienism and the Hegelian moment ; The west ; The matter of Margaret ; The tragic ; The conduct of life ; The Fugitive Slave Act ; The science of liberty --
[pt. X.] Fame : My platoon ; Country walking and the sea ; English traits ; Fame ; Whitman ; The remedy at the hour of need ; The power and terror of thought --
[pt. XI.] Endings : Memory ; Civil War, death of Thoreau ; Terminus ; May day ; Harvard, California, fire ; Philae and Parnassus ; Fire at the core of the world --
Genealogies --
Chronology of the life of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Responsibility: by Robert D. Richardson, Jr. ; with a frontispiece by Barry Moser.
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A portrait of Emerson drawn from newly available material, including correspondence between the Emerson brothers.

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