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The slender human word : Emerson's artistry in prose

Author: William J Scheick
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Emerson, Ralph Waldo <1803-1882> - Style.; Ralph Waldo Emerson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Scheick
ISBN: 0870492225 9780870492228
OCLC Number: 3542416
Description: xiv, 162 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Theory --
Sea shells whet upon the beach: imagery and the will, the mysterious hieroglyph, the hieroglyph and the Emersonian artist, the hieroglyph in Emerson's essays --
Part II: Practice --
The one man hieroglyph: in "The American scholar" (1837), in "Politics" (1844), in "Spiritual laws" (1841) in "The over-soul" (1841) --
The traveling geologist hieroglyph: in "Experience" (1844) in "Nature" (1844), in "Uses of great men" (1850), in "Success" (1870) --
The human logos hieroglyph: in "Self-reliance" (1841), in "Worship" (1860), in "Farming" (1870), in "The poet" (1844) --
Lofty ballooning and other hieroglyphs: "Prudence" (1841), "Intellect" (1841), "History" (1841), "Poetry and imagination" (1875), "Fate" (1860).
Responsibility: William J. Scheick.

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