Emerson's Poetry and Prose: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

Emerson's Poetry and Prose: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

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03/01/2001
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Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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Emerson's Poetry and Prose: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

This new volume is the most comprehensive collection of Emerson’s writings available in a paperback edition.
The selections include Emerson’s major sermons, lectures, essays, addresses, and poems, as well as excerpts from his journals, notebooks, and correspondence.
"Contexts" addresses the topics of American Transcendentalism, philosophy, and Emerson's contemporary reception.
"Criticism" includes thirteen twentieth-century essays by O. W. Firkins, Stephen E. Whicher, Perry Miller, Joel Porte, Hyatt H. Waggoner, Julie Ellison, Michael T. Gilmore, Barbara Packer, Stanley Cavell, Cornel West, Len Gougeon, Richard Poirier, and Saundra Morris.
A Chronology, Selected Bibliography, and Index are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393967920
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2001
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 816
Sales rank: 263,421
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
A Note on the Textsxiv
Abbreviationsxvi
The Texts of Emerson's Prose and Poetry
Sermons
I. [Pray Without Ceasing], 1 Thessalonians 5:17, July 25, 18263
XXXIX. [Summer], Psalms 74:16-17, June 13, 18299
XC. [Trust Yourself], Matthew 16:26, October 3, 183013
CLXII. [The Lord's Supper], Romans 14:17, September 9, 183217
Nature27
Selected Early Addresses and Lectures
The American Scholar56
An Address Delivered before the Senior Class in Divinity College, Cambridge, July 15, 183869
The Method of Nature81
The Transcendentalist93
From Essays: First Series
History105
Self-Reliance120
Compensation137
Spiritual Laws150
The Over-Soul163
Circles174
From Essays: Second Series
The Poet183
Experience198
Politics213
New England Reformers221
From Representative Men
Montaigne, or the Skeptic234
Shakspeare, or the Poet247
From The Conduct of Life
Fate261
Power279
Illusions289
From Letters and Social Aims
From Poetry and Imagination297
Quotation and Originality319
From The Dial
The Editors to the Reader331
Thoughts on Modern Literature333
Miscellanies on His Contemporaries and His Times
From An Address... on... the Emancipation of the Negroes in the British West Indies348
Address to the Citizens of Concord on the Fugitive Slave Law359
From Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli372
Thoreau398
Abraham Lincoln411
From Historic Notes of Life and Letters in New England415
Selected Poetry
From Poems429
The Sphinx429
Each and All432
The Problem433
The Visit435
Uriel436
Hamatreya438
The Rhodora439
The Humble-Bee440
The Snow-Storm442
Fable443
Ode, Inscribed to W. H. Channing443
Give All to Love446
Thine Eyes Still Shined447
Eros447
The Apology448
Merlin, I448
Merlin, II450
Bacchus452
Blight454
Threnody455
Concord Hymn462
From May-Day and Other Pieces463
From May-Day463
Brahma464
Nemesis465
Boston Hymn465
Voluntaries468
Days471
The Chartist's Complaint472
The Titmouse472
Sea-Shore475
Two Rivers476
Waldeinsamkeit477
Terminus478
From Elements479
Art479
Worship480
From Quatrains481
Memory481
From Translations481
Song of Seid Nimetollah of Kuhistan481
Others482
Grace482
Cupido483
["Let Me Go Where E'er I Will"]483
["Ever the Rock of Ages Melts"]483
From Journals and Notebooks484
From Correspondence
To William Emerson, Concord, November 10, 1814531
To Mary Moody Emerson, Cambridge, September 23, 1826534
To William Emerson, Charleston, January 6 and 9, 1827534
To Mary Moody Emerson, St. Augustine, March 15? 1827534
To the Second Church and Society in Boston, Cambridge, January 30, 1829535
To the Proprietors of the Second Church, Boston, September 11, 1832536
To the Second Church and Society, Boston, December 22, 1832536
To Edward Bliss Emerson, Boston, December 22, 1833538
To Edward Bliss Emerson, Newton, May 31, 1834539
To Lydia Jackson, Concord, January 24, 1835540
To Lydia Jackson, Concord, February 1, 1835540
To Thomas Carlyle, Concord, September 17, 1836541
To William Emerson, Concord, October 31, 1836541
To Martin Van Buren, Concord, April 23, 1838542
For Henry David Thoreau, Concord, May 2, 1838544
To Thomas Carlyle, Concord, May 10, 1838545
To Amos Bronson Alcott, Concord, June 28, 1838545
To Henry Ware Jr., Concord, July 28, 1838546
To Henry Ware Jr., Concord, October 8, 1838547
To Thomas Carlyle, Concord, October 17, 1838548
To James Freeman Clarke, Concord, December 7, 1838548
To Margaret Fuller, Concord, August 4, 1840549
To Margaret Fuller, Concord, October 24, 1840549
To Margaret Fuller, Concord, March 14, 1841550
To Mary Moody Emerson, Concord, September 21, 1841551
To Mary Moody Emerson, Concord, January 28, 1842551
To Margaret Fuller, Concord, January 28, 1842552
To Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Concord, January 28, 1842552
To Caroline Sturgis, Concord, February 4, 1842552
To Lidian Emerson, Providence, February 10, 1842553
To Lidian Emerson, Castleton, Staten Island, March 1, 1842553
To Margaret Fuller, Concord, June 7, 1843554
To Charles Anderson Dana, Concord, October 18, 1843554
To Margaret Fuller, Concord, December 17, 1843555
To Christopher Pearse Cranch, Concord, June 7, 1844555
To Thomas Carlyle, Concord, December 31, 1844556
To William J. Rotch, Concord, November 17, 1845557
To the Corporation of Harvard University, Concord, June 25, 1846557
To William Henry Furness, Concord, August 6, 1847558
To Henry David Thoreau, Manchester, December 2, 1847559
To Lidian Emerson, London, March 8 and 10, 1848559
To William Emerson, Concord, February 10, 1850560
To Paulina W. Davis, Concord, September 18, 1850561
To Wendell Phillips, Concord, February 19, 1853561
To Caroline Sturgis Tappan, Concord, July 22, 1853562
To Walt Whitman, Concord, July 21, 1855563
To Thomas Carlyle, Concord, May 6, 1856563
To Henry David Thoreau, Concord, May 11, 1858564
To William Henry Seward, Buffalo, January 12, 1863564
To Emma Lazarus, Concord, February 24, 1868565
To Emma Lazarus, Concord, April 14, 1868565
To Emma Lazarus, Concord, July 9, 1869566
To Emma Lazarus, Concord, August 23, 1869567
To Emma Lazarus, Concord, August 19, 1870567
To Lidian Emerson, the Wyoming, October 31 and November 2, 1872568
To Emma Lazarus, Concord, July 22, 1876568
To George Stewart Jr., Concord, January 22, 1877569
Contexts
Transcendentalism
From On Germany573
Prospectus to The Recluse575
From Coleridge's Literary Character577
Genius580
Reviews and Impressions
Caricatures584
Ballad of the Abolition Blunder-buss586
An Illustrated Criticism588
From Nature--A Prose Poem590
The New School in Literature and Religion597
[Emerson's Essays]599
Mr. Emerson's Lecture601
Emerson's Essays602
From The Old Manse606
From A Fable for Critics607
From A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers609
From North America610
From Journals612
To R. W. E.614
Emerson615
From Emerson628
Emerson633
Address at the Emerson Centenary in Concord639
Ralph Waldo Emerson643
From Model Americans648
On Emerson650
Emerson654
Criticism
Has Emerson a Future?657
Emerson's Tragic Sense663
New England's Transcendentalism: Native or Imported?668
The Problem of Emerson679
From The Achievement of the Poems: "Artful Thunder"697
"Quotation and Originality"704
Emerson and the Persistence of the Commodity712
Ralph Waldo Emerson725
From The Philosopher in American Life738
From The Emersonian Prehistory of American Pragmatism742
From Virtue's Hero758
From Poetry and Pragmatism767
The Heart Has Its Jubilees771
Through a Thousand Voices: Emerson's Poetry and "The Sphinx"777
Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Chronology791
Selected Bibliography794
Index of Titles and First Lines of Poems799

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