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Emerson, Whitman, and the American Muse
     

Emerson, Whitman, and the American Muse

by Jerome Loving
 

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Loving finds in the lives and works of the two writers a symbiosis of spirit that transcends the question of literary influence. Tracing the parallel careers of Emerson and Whitman, the author shows how each served his literary apprenticeship, moved beyond his vocation, prospered, and, finally, declined in his literary achievements. In both cases, Loving follows

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Loving finds in the lives and works of the two writers a symbiosis of spirit that transcends the question of literary influence. Tracing the parallel careers of Emerson and Whitman, the author shows how each served his literary apprenticeship, moved beyond his vocation, prospered, and, finally, declined in his literary achievements. In both cases, Loving follows his subject from vision to wisdom and, along the way, examines the aspects of the relationship that have aroused controversy.

Originally published in 1982.

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"The definitive study of the Whitman/Emerson relationship. . . . Loving has pulled together all the relevant extrinsic material on the relationship . . . and ordered it in a very cogent fashion. . . . The scholarship is superior and up to date."—James Woodress, University of California, Davis

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ISBN-13:
9780807815236
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
12/28/1982
Edition description:
1
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1320L (what's this?)

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The definitive study of the Whitman/Emerson relationship. . . . Loving has pulled together all the relevant extrinsic material on the relationship . . . and ordered it in a very cogent fashion. . . . The scholarship is superior and up to date.—James Woodress, University of California, Davis

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