Transient And Permanent

Transient And Permanent

by Charles Capper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0934909814

ISBN-13: 9780934909815

Pub. Date: 01/03/1999

Publisher: University of Virginia

Comprising twenty essays by leading scholars, this insightful collection provides the best recent writing on the Transcendentalists, the New England religious reformers and intellectuals who challenged both spiritual and secular orthodoxies between the 1830s and the 1850s. The volume addresses Transcendentalism from many directions, illuminating the movement more

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Comprising twenty essays by leading scholars, this insightful collection provides the best recent writing on the Transcendentalists, the New England religious reformers and intellectuals who challenged both spiritual and secular orthodoxies between the 1830s and the 1850s. The volume addresses Transcendentalism from many directions, illuminating the movement more clearly than ever before. The contributions consider aspects of the relationship between the Transcendentalists and their intellectual and social world, assess the movement's cultural legacy, and place Transcendentalism in the context of historical and literary scholarship, past and present.

Massachusetts Historical Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780934909815
Publisher:
University of Virginia
Publication date:
01/03/1999
Series:
Massachusetts Historical Society Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
899,116
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.45(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
"A Little Beyond": The Problem of the Transcendentalist Movement in American History3
"A Religious Demonstration": The Theological Emergence of New England Transcendentalism49
Theodore Parker and the 28th Congregational Society: The Reform Church and the Spirituality of Reformers in Boston, 1845-185973
Schleiermacher and the Transcendentalists121
Emerson and the Terrible Tabulations of the French148
English Nature, New York Nature, and Walden's New England Nature168
Concord Orientalism, Thoreauvian Autobiography, and the Artist of Kouroo190
Transcendentalism and the Spirit of Capitalism229
The Celestial Village: Transcendentalism and Tourism in Concord251
"A Chaos-Deep Soil": Emerson, Thoreau, and Popular Literature282
Transcendentalism in Print: Production, Dissemination, and Common Reception310
Mrs. Brackett's Verdict: Magic and Means in Transcendental Antislavery Work385
Woman Questions: Emerson, Fuller, and New England Reform408
Brook Farm, Fourierism, and the Nationalist Dilemma in American Utopianism447
Beyond Transcendentalism: The Radical Individualism of William B. Greene471
"Our National Glory": Emerson in American Culture, 1865-1882499
Transcendentalism from the Margins: The Experience of Caroline Healey Dall527
Christopher Pearse Cranch: Painter of Transcendentalism548
Later Manifestations of Concord: Charles Ives and the Transcendentalist Tradition574
Transcendentalist Literary Legacies605
Contributors621
Index623

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