Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Collection of Critical Essays / Edition 1by Lawrence Buell
Pub. Date: 11/20/1992
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Table of Contents
A Note on Documentation.
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”.
Notes on the Contributors.
Chronology of Important Dates.
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