Emerson, romanticism, and intuitive reason : the transatlantic "light of all our day" (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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Emerson, romanticism, and intuitive reason : the transatlantic "light of all our day"

Author: Patrick J Keane
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Comparative study in transatlantic Romanticism that traces the links between German idealism, British Romanticism (Wordsworth, Coleridge, Carlyle), and American Transcendentalism. Focuses on Emerson's development and use of the concept of intuitive Reason, which became the intellectual and emotional foundation of American Transcendentalism"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Keane, Patrick J.
Emerson, romanticism, and intuitive reason.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2005
Named Person: Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick J Keane
ISBN: 0826216021 9780826216021
OCLC Number: 60523034
Description: xv, 555 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the critics and the participants --
Intuitive reason: the light of all our day --
Emerson's discipleship: resistance --
Emerson's discipleship: shedding benignant influence --
Powers and pulsations: quotation and originality --
Intuition and tuition: reading nature and the use and abuse of books --
Passivity and activity --
Solitude and society: self-reliance and communal responsibility --
Divinity within: the godlike self and the divinity school address --
Emerson among the Orphic poets --
Emersonian "optimism" and "the stream of tendency" --
Wordsworthian hope: the deaths of Ellen and Edward --
Mourning becomes morning: the death of Charles --
Wordsworth's ode, Waldo, and "Threnody."
Responsibility: Patrick J. Keane.
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A comparative study in transatlantic Romanticism, focusing on Emerson's part in the American dialogue with British Romanticism and, as filtered through Coleridge, German Idealist philosophy. The  Read more...


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