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Thinking America : New England intellectuals and the varieties of American identity

Author: Andrew Taylor
Publisher: Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press ; Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, ©2010.
Series: Becoming modern.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A penetrating literary and philosophical examination of major figures in the development of American intellectual culture, from Emerson to Santayana

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Taylor
ISBN: 9781584658627 1584658622 9781584658634 1584658630
OCLC Number: 464597282
Description: 226 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Thinking in the Emersonian grain --
Affiliation and alienation --
Thought and action --
Conversation and cosmopolitanism --
Variety and limits --
Aesthetics and institutions --
Coda: The scene of instruction.
Series Title: Becoming modern.
Responsibility: Andrew Taylor.

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