A collection of newly commissioned essays provides a critical introduction to pastor and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Table of Contents
Introduction: representing America - the Emerson legacy Joel Porte; 1. Transcendentalism and its times David Robinson; 2. Ralph Waldo Emerson in his family Phyllis Cole; 3. The Radical Emerson? Robert Milder; 4. Emerson as lecturer: man thinking, man saying R. Jackson Wilson; 5. Emerson and nature Robert D. Richardson Jr; 6. Essays: first series (1841) Albert J. von Frank; 7. Transcendental friendship Jeffrey Steele; 8. Terms for Emerson: essays, Second Series Julie Ellison; 9. 'The Remembering Wine': Emerson's influence on Whitman and Dickinson Catherine Tufariello; 10. Post-colonial Emerson and the erasure of Europe Robert Weisbuch; 11. Metre-making arguments: Emerson's poems Saundra Morris; 12. The conduct of life: Emerson's anatomy of power Michael Lopez.
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