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Transcendentalism : a reader

Author: Joel Myerson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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A collection of writings from leading figures of the 19th century American Transcendentalist movement.

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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Myerson
ISBN: 0195122127 9780195122121 0195122135 9780195122138
OCLC Number: 43434759
Description: xxxvii, 712 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Beginnings. "Likeness to God" / William Ellery Channing --
"Genius" ; Observations of the growth of the mind / Sampson Reed --
Sermon CXXI ; "The Lord's supper" / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
"Coleridge's literary character" / Frederic Henry Hedge. The movement. from "Explanatory preface" to Record of a school / Elizabeth Palmer Peabody --
Nature / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
"Letter to the editor", Boston Daily Advertiser / Andrews Norton--
from "Letter to the editor," Boston Daily Advertiser / George Ripley The doctrine and discipline of human culture ; from Conversations with children on the gospels / A. Bronson Alcott --
"The American scholar" ; Introductory" to Human culture lecture series ; Divinity School address" / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
The new school in literature and religion / Andrews Norton --
The personality of the deity / Henry Ware, Jr. --
The previous question between Mr. Andrews Norton and his alumni moved and handled, in a letter to all those gentlemen / "Levi Blodgett" [Theodore Parker] --
from "The conversations of Margaret Fuller" "Woman" / Elizabeth Palmer Peabody --
"Self-reliance" / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
A discourse of the transient and permanent in Christianity / Theodore Parker --
"The trancendentalist" / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
"Trancendental bible" / Lidian Jackson Emerson. The dial. --
Prospectus for the dial --
"The editors to the reader" / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
"A short essay on critics" / Margaret Fuller --
from "Orphic sayings" / A. Bronson Alcott --
"Woman" / Sophia Ripley --
"The transcendentalist" / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
"The great lawsuit. Man versus Men. Woman versus Women" / Margaret Fuller --
"Fruitlands" / A. Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane --
"A winter walk" / Henry David Thoreau --
"Brook Farm" / Charles Lane. Reform. "Letter to Martin Van Buren" / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
Correspondence / George Ripley and Emerson --
"The great lawsuit. Man versus men. Woman versus women" / Margaret Fuller --
"Fruitlands" / A. Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane --
"Introduction" to The present / William Henry Channing --
"The consociate family life" / Charles Lane and A. Bronson Alcott --
"Brook Farm" / Charles Lane --
Constitution / Brook Farm Association for Industry and Education --
Constitution, 2nd ed. / Brook Farm Association for Industry and Education --
"New year's Day / Margaret Fuller --
Prospectus and "Introductory notice" for The harbinger / George Ripley --
"The wrongs of American women. The duty of American women" / Margaret Fuller --
"Things and thoughts in Europe. No. XVIII" / Margaret Fuller --
"Resistance to civil government" / Henry David Thoreau --
A sermon of the public function of woman / Theodore Parker --
"Seventh of March speech on the Fugitive Slave Law" / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
"Slavery in Massachusetts" / Henry David Thoreau --
"Address at the Woman's Rights Convention" / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
"A plea for Captain John Brown" / Henry David Thoreau. Poetry. "Gifts" ; "The river" ; "Sonnet XI" / William Ellery Channing --
"Correspondences" ; "To the Aurora Borealis" ; "Enosis" / Christopher Pearse Cranch --
"Sweet is the pleasure" ; "Music" / John Sullivan Dwight --
"Hymn : sung a the completion of the Concord Monument, April 19, 1836" ; "Each and all" ; "The problem" ; "Uriel" ; "Hamatreya" ; "Ode, inscribed to W.H. Channing" ; "Blight" ; "Threnody" ; "Brahma" ; "Days" ; "Two rivers" ; "Terminus" / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
"To the same. A feverish vision" ; "Leila in the Arabian zone" ; "Double triangle, serpent and rags" ; "For the power to whom we bow" ; "The sacred marriage" ; "Flaxman" ; "Meditations" ; "Sistrum" / Margaret Fuller --
"Questionings" / Frederic Henry Hedge --
"I slept, and dreamed that life was beauty" ; "Better a sin which purposed wrong to none" / Ellen Sturgis Hooper --
"Inspiration," ; "The poet's delay" ; "Rumors from an Æolian harp" ; "Smoke" ; "Haze" ; "On fields oer which the reaper's hand has passed" ; "Brother where dost thou dwell?" ; "Conscience is instinct bred in the house" ; "Low-anchored cloud" / Henry David Thoreau --
"Nature ; "The columbine" ; "The new birth" ; "The Son" ; "The song" ; "The soldier of the cross" ; "The dead" ; "The rail road" ; "The graveyard" ; "Flee to the mountains" ; "The eagles" ; "The prisoner" ; "On finding the truth" / Jones Very. Recollections. from Theodore Parker's experience as a minister / Theodore Parker --
"Thoreau" / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
from "Cambridge" / James Freeman Clarke --
from Transcendentalism in New England / Caroline Dall.
Responsibility: [edited by] Joel Myerson.
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