Emerson and Eros: The Making of a Cultural Hero

Emerson and Eros: The Making of a Cultural Hero

by Len Gougeon

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791480182
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 09/18/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 654 KB

About the Author

Len Gougeon is Distinguished University Fellow and Professor of American Literature at the University of Scranton. A former president of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, he is the author of Virtue’s Hero: Emerson, Antislavery, and Reform and coeditor (with Joel Myerson) of Emerson’s Antislavery Writings.

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Prologue

1. Psychomythic Humanism: Re-centering Reality

2. The Spirit and the Flesh

3. “God’s Child”: Emerson in His Journals

4. “The Devil’s Child”: Emerson’s Early Public Voice

5. The Call To Serve: Re-centering America

Epilogue
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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