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William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism

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Prize-winning biographer Richardson has written the definitive work on the fascinating William James, whose life and writing put an indelible stamp on psychology, philosophy, teaching, and religion--and on modernism itself.

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Pivotal member of the Metaphysical Club, author of The Varieties of Religious Experience, older brother of extraordinary siblings Henry and Alice, the remarkable William James put an indelible stamp on psychology, philosophy, teaching, and religion — on modernism itself. In this thought-provoking and moving biography, James emerges as an immensely complex and fascinating man. Through passionate scholarship, Robert D. Richardson illuminates Jamesand#8217;s life and hugely influential works: the Varieties, Principles of Psychology, Talks to Teachers, and Pragmatism. At last, in this definitive work William James is given his due as a man whose influence resonates in innumerable areas of modern life.

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Prize-winning biographer Robert D. Richardson has written the definitive biography of the fascinating William James, whose life and writing put an indelible stamp on psychology, philosophy, teaching, and religion& mdash; and on modernism itself. A pivotal member of the Metaphysical Club, author of The Varieties of Religious Experience, and older brother of extraordinary siblings Henry and Alice, William emerges here as an immensely complex man. Richardson& #39; s thought-provoking and utterly moving work, ten years in the making, draws on a vast number of unpublished letters, journals, and family records. Through impassioned scholarship, Richardson illuminates James& #39; s hugely influential works: The Varieties, Principles of Psychology, Talks to Teachers, and Pragmatism. Finally, brought richly to life through Richardson& #39; s brilliant insights, James is given his due as a man whose influence resonates in innumerable areas of modern life.

About the Author

ROBERT D. RICHARDSON is the author of Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind and Emerson: The Mind on Fire. He is the recipient of the Francis Parkman Prize, the Melcher Book Award, and the Bancroft Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, among many other honors.

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ISBN:
9780618919895
Subtitle:
In the Maelstrom of American Modernism
Author:
Richardson, Robert D.
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
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Non-Classifiable
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Biography-Literary
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070914
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Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two 8-page b/w photo sections
Pages:
656
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9 x 6 x 1.5 in 1.66 lb

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Pivotal member of the Metaphysical Club, author of The Varieties of Religious Experience, older brother of extraordinary siblings Henry and Alice, the remarkable William James put an indelible stamp on psychology, philosophy, teaching, and religion — on modernism itself. In this thought-provoking and moving biography, James emerges as an immensely complex and fascinating man. Through passionate scholarship, Robert D. Richardson illuminates Jamesand#8217;s life and hugely influential works: the Varieties, Principles of Psychology, Talks to Teachers, and Pragmatism. At last, in this definitive work William James is given his due as a man whose influence resonates in innumerable areas of modern life.
"Synopsis" by , Prize-winning biographer Robert D. Richardson has written the definitive biography of the fascinating William James, whose life and writing put an indelible stamp on psychology, philosophy, teaching, and religion& mdash; and on modernism itself. A pivotal member of the Metaphysical Club, author of The Varieties of Religious Experience, and older brother of extraordinary siblings Henry and Alice, William emerges here as an immensely complex man. Richardson& #39; s thought-provoking and utterly moving work, ten years in the making, draws on a vast number of unpublished letters, journals, and family records. Through impassioned scholarship, Richardson illuminates James& #39; s hugely influential works: The Varieties, Principles of Psychology, Talks to Teachers, and Pragmatism. Finally, brought richly to life through Richardson& #39; s brilliant insights, James is given his due as a man whose influence resonates in innumerable areas of modern life.
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