Margaret Fuller: A Brief Biography with Documents / Edition 1

Margaret Fuller: A Brief Biography with Documents / Edition 1

by Eve Kornfeld, Kornfeld
     
 

The first brief biography with documents of an important nineteenth-century American feminist, literary figure and journalist, a revolutionary abroad and a major writer of the American Renaissance at home. This account contains also selections from her private letters and published poetry, books, literary criticism and journalism. There is a substantial

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The first brief biography with documents of an important nineteenth-century American feminist, literary figure and journalist, a revolutionary abroad and a major writer of the American Renaissance at home. This account contains also selections from her private letters and published poetry, books, literary criticism and journalism. There is a substantial introduction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312120092
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author


Eve Kornfeld (Ph. D., Harvard University) is professor of history at San Diego State University. A specialist in American cultural history, gender in American culture, and poststructuralist and feminist theory, she has published numerous articles in journals such as the William and Mary Quarterly and the Journal of American Studies. She held one of the first fellowships in the American Council of Learned Societies' Humanities Project and is active in the effort to bring interdisciplinary perspectives to the attention of K-12 teachers. In 1988, Kornfeld received the Timeos Award of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society for excellence in teaching.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Pt. 1Minerva and the Muse1
1A Question of Identity3
2Childhood and Education6
3Spiritual Crisis and Vision14
4Inside and Outside Transcendentalism19
5Turning "All to Muse"38
6New York and Europe51
7Conclusion: Margaret Fuller's Legacy67
Pt. 2The Documents77
8Early Letters and "Autobiographical Sketch"79
9Dial Essays and Meditations110
10Summer on the Lakes124
11The Poetry of 1844153
12Woman in the Nineteenth Century156
13New York Journalism192
14European Dispatches and Letters209
15Contemporary Responses to Fuller229
AppA Fuller Chronology (1810-1850)238
App. Questions for Consideration240
App. Selected Bibliography241
Index247

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