The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Joel Porte
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521499461

ISBN-13: 9780521499460

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson is intended to provide a critical introduction to Emerson's work. The tradition of American literature and philosophy as we know it at the end of the twentieth century was largely shaped by Emerson's example and practice. This volume offers students, scholars, and the general reader a collection of fresh

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The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson is intended to provide a critical introduction to Emerson's work. The tradition of American literature and philosophy as we know it at the end of the twentieth century was largely shaped by Emerson's example and practice. This volume offers students, scholars, and the general reader a collection of fresh interpretations of Emerson's writing, milieu, influence, and cultural significance. All essays are newly commissioned for this volume, written at an accessible yet challenging level, and augmented by a comprehensive chronology and bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521499460
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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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