The Infinitude of the Private Man: Emerson's Presence in Western New York, 1851-1861 / Edition 1

The Infinitude of the Private Man: Emerson's Presence in Western New York, 1851-1861 / Edition 1

by Sallee Fox Engstrom
     
 

ISBN-10: 082043311X

ISBN-13: 9780820433110

Pub. Date: 06/01/1997

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

Recent scholarship has uncovered much that is significant in the work of the later Emerson, especially in his lectures of the forties and fifties. This book relates Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1851-1861 lecturing in Western New York state to the reform movements and other «enthusiasms» rampant in this region at this time. Engstrom asserts a bond of mutual

Overview

Recent scholarship has uncovered much that is significant in the work of the later Emerson, especially in his lectures of the forties and fifties. This book relates Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1851-1861 lecturing in Western New York state to the reform movements and other «enthusiasms» rampant in this region at this time. Engstrom asserts a bond of mutual influence between Emerson and his reform-minded audiences due to the emphasis of both on change and individual potential. A particular influence is seen through portions of an eighteen-year correspondence between Emerson and one Western New York woman with whom he became acquainted in 1850.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820433110
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 24: American Literature, #66
Pages:
159

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