Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Collection of Critical Essays / Edition 1 by Lawrence Buell | 9780132767835 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Collection of Critical Essays / Edition 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Collection of Critical Essays / Edition 1

by Lawrence Buell
     
 

ISBN-10: 013276783X

ISBN-13: 9780132767835

Pub. Date: 11/20/1992

Publisher: Longman

A generation ago Prentice Hall's Twentieth Century Views series set the standard for truly useful collections of literary criticism on widely studied authors. These collections of essays, selected and introduced by distinguished scholars, made the most informative and provocative critical work on each writer easily available to students, scholars, and the general

Overview

A generation ago Prentice Hall's Twentieth Century Views series set the standard for truly useful collections of literary criticism on widely studied authors. These collections of essays, selected and introduced by distinguished scholars, made the most informative and provocative critical work on each writer easily available to students, scholars, and the general public. Now the New Century Views series, co-edited offers volumes of the same excellence for the contemporary moment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132767835
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
11/20/1992
Series:
New Century Views Series
Edition description:
Facsimile
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

A Note on Documentation.

I. BACKGROUNDS

Perry Miller, “From Edwards to Emerson”. William Hedges, “From Franklin to Emerson”. Lawrence Buell, “Emerson in His Cultural Context”.

II. SELF AND SOCIETY

Stephen Whicher, “The Dream of Greatness”. Mary Kupiec Cayton, “The Making of an American Prophet: Emerson, His Audiences, and the Rise of the Culture Industry in Nineteenth- Century America”. Sacvan Bercovitch, “Emerson, Individualism, and the Ambiguities of Dissent”.

III. THE LITERARY ACHIEVEMENT

Richard Porier, “Is There and I for an Eye?”. Jonathan Bishop, “Tone”. Harold Bloom, “Emerson: Power at the Crossing”. Julie Ellision, “Aggressive Allegory”. Glen Johnson, “Emerson and the Craft of Revision: The Composition of Essays (1841)”.

IV. TEACHING THINKING

Stanley Cavell, “Thinking of Emerson”. Merton M. Sealts, Jr., “Emerson as Teacher”.

Further Reading.

Notes on the Contributors.

Chronology of Important Dates.

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