Emerson and the climates of history (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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Emerson and the climates of history

Author: Eduardo Cadava
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book brings together a wide range of materials from history, religion, philosophy, horticulture, and meteorology to argue that Emerson articulates his conception of history through the language of the weather. Focusing on Emerson's persistent use of climatic and meteorological metaphors, the book demonstrates that Emerson's reflections on the weather are inseparable from his preoccupation with the central  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eduardo Cadava
ISBN: 0804728135 9780804728133 0804728143 9780804728140
OCLC Number: 35174871
Description: ix, 256 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface: "We Cannot Write the Order of the Variable Winds" --
Ch. 1. The Climates of History --
Ch. 2. Nature's Archives --
Ch. 3. The Rhetoric of Slavery and War.
Responsibility: Eduardo Cadava.
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This book brings together a wide range of materials from history, religion, philosophy, horticulture, and meteorology to argue that Emerson articulates his conception of history through the language  Read more...

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"Beautifully written and brilliantly conceived and organized, this is the most illuminating and original work on Emerson that I have read. Cadava works to historicize Emerson by tracing the thematic Read more...

 
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