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Emerson

Author: Lawrence Buell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003.
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Born into the age of inspired amateurism that emerged from the ruins of pre-revolutionary political, religious, and cultural institutions, Emerson took up the challenge of thinking about the role of the United States alone and in the world. In this book Lawrence Buell conveys both the style and substance of Emerson's accomplishment--in his conception of America as the transplantation of Englishness into the new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Buell, Lawrence.
Emerson.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)606972726
Online version:
Buell, Lawrence.
Emerson.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)606972733
Named Person: Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Buell
ISBN: 0674011392 9780674011397
OCLC Number: 51553753
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2003.
Description: xii, 397 p. : ill., port. ; 21 cm.
Contents: The making of a public intellectual --
Emersonian self-reliance in theory and practice --
Emersonian poetics --
Religious radicalisms --
Emerson as a philosopher? --
Social thought and reform : Emerson and abolition --
Emerson as anti-mentor.
Responsibility: Lawrence Buell.

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Born into the age of inspired amateurism that emerged from the ruins of pre-revolutionary political, religious, and cultural institutions, Emerson took up the challenge of thinking about the role of the United States alone and in the world. In this book Lawrence Buell conveys both the style and substance of Emerson's accomplishment--in his conception of America as the transplantation of Englishness into the new world, and in his prodigious work as writer, religious thinker, and philosopher. Here we see the paradoxical key to his success, the fierce insistence on independence that acted so magnetically upon all around him. At a time when Americans and non-Americans alike are struggling to understand what this country is, and what it is about, Emerson gives us an answer in the figure of this representative American, an American for all, and for all times.

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