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A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson (Historical Guides to American Authors)

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There is no question that Emerson has maintained his place as one of the seminal figures in American history and literature. In his time, he was the acknowledged leader of the Transcendentalist movement and his poetic legacy, education ideals, and religious concepts are integral to the formation of American intellectual life. In this volume, Joel Myerson, one of the leading experts on this period, has gathered together sparkling new essays that discuss Emerson as a product of his times. Individual chapters provide an extended biographical study of Emerson and his effect on American life, followed by studies of his concept of individualism, nature and natural science, religion, antislavery, and women's rights.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-309) and index.

About the Author

Joel Myerson is Carolina Distinguished Professor of American Literature at the University of Southern Carolina. He edited Studies in the American Renaissance (1977-1996) and is former president of the Association for Documentary Editing, the Thoreau Society, and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society. He was published numerous books on Emerson and his times.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chronologies

Illustrations

Abbreviations

We Fine What We Seek: Thoughts Toward a Biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ronald A. Bosco

The Age of the First Person Singular: Emerson and Individualism, Wesley T. Mott

Emerson, Nature, and Natural Science, William Rossi

Emerson and Religion, David M. Robinson

Emerson and Antislavery, Gary Collison

Emerson in the Context of the Woman's Rights Movement, Armida Gilbert

Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195120943
Editor:
Myerson, Joel
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Editor:
Myerson, Joel
Author:
Myerson, Joel
Author:
null, Joel
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | 19th C
Subject:
Authors, American -- 19th century.
Subject:
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Historical Guides to American Authors Paperback
Series Volume:
31
Publication Date:
20000113
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 halftones
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.24x5.56x.92 in. .85 lbs.

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