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Less legible meanings : between poetry and philosophy in the work of Emerson

Author: Pamela Schirmeister
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examining both why and how Emerson evades the ancient quarrel between literature and philosophy, this book entirely rethinks the nature of Emerson's radical individualism and its relation to the possibility of an ethics and a politics." "A revisionary study of some of Emerson's central essays, Less Legible Meanings also invites the reader to reconsider the nature of Emerson's influence on contemporary American  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
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Schirmeister
ISBN: 0804730156 9780804730150
OCLC Number: 41944654
Description: xii, 222 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Quarrel Between Poetry and Philosophy --
American Letters and Cultural Therapeutics --
We Scholars --
The Question of Letters --
By Way of Jena and Carlyle --
Receptivity --
The Emersonian Subject: Reading and Transference --
From Philosophy to Rhetoric --
Letting Go --
Reading --
Alienated Majesties: Beyond Representation --
Reading Transference --
From Repetition to Remembering --
From Remembering to Repetition: Transference as Performativity --
The Subject in the Real: "Whim" --
Transfers of Reading: Toward an Emersonian Politics --
Settling Accounts: "Experience" --
What Counts? And Who? --
The Atopical Place of Community --
"Where Do We Find Ourselves?" --
From Exemplarity to Representativeness --
The Evasions of Representativeness --
Two Exemplary Detours: The Example, and the Scarlet Letter --
Un-writing the Community --
Measures of Silence --
Emerson's "Fate" and the Construction of America --
The Operations of Ideology --
Rhetoric and Responsibility.
Responsibility: Pamela Schirmeister.
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Examining both why and how Emerson evades the ancient quarrel between literature and philosophy, this work rethinks the nature of Emerson's radical individualism and its relation to the possibility  Read more...

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"An ambitious, original, and important book that will change the way we read Emerson's work." - Edgar A. Dryden, University of Arizona

 
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