Representative Men / Edition 1

Representative Men / Edition 1

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by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Andrew Delbanco
     
 

Emerson is a writer who grows restless if he stays too long with any proposition. And so, as one of his most intelligent modern readers, Judith Shklar, has pointed out, he built Representative Men around the principle of 'rotation,' which had become a political axiom in Jacksonian America--the idea that no man, no matter how imposing, should be accordedSee more details below

Overview

Emerson is a writer who grows restless if he stays too long with any proposition. And so, as one of his most intelligent modern readers, Judith Shklar, has pointed out, he built Representative Men around the principle of 'rotation,' which had become a political axiom in Jacksonian America--the idea that no man, no matter how imposing, should be accorded permanent authority. Representative Men honors the language of democracy in its very title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674761056
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Historical Introduction

Statement of Editorial Principles

Textual Introduction

REPRESENTATIVE MEN: SEVEN LECTURES

1. Uses of Great Men

2. Plato, or the Philosopher

Plato: New Readings

3. Swedenborg, or the Mystic

4. Montaigne, or the Skeptic

5. Shakspeare, or the Poet

6. Napoleon, or the Man of the World

7. Goethe, or the Writer

Notes

Textual Apparatus

Annex A: The Manuscript

Appendix 1: The 1850 Compositors

Appendix 2: Revisions in the Manuscript

Annex B: Parallel Passages

Index

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