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Emerson's essays /
edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
imprint
New York : Chelsea House Publishers, c2006.
description
vii, 300 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0791081184, 9780791081181
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imprint
New York : Chelsea House Publishers, c2006.
isbn
0791081184
9780791081181
catalogue key
6085496
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-290) and index.
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First Chapter
Oliver Wendell Holmes claimed Ralph Waldo Emerson's lecture "The American Scholar" was an intellectual Declaration of Independence. Indeed, Emerson was at the center of the American Renaissance and Transcendentalist philosophy. Collectively, his essays and lectures gave shape to nearly all that followed in American literature. Emerson's Essays presents scholarly criticism on the major works of this famous American writer. This engrossing volume is sure to be a top-notch resource for those seeking to explore Emerson's concepts, which are as relevant today as they were more than 100 years ago.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was the most influential American writer of the nineteenth century. Poets such as Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens descend from Emerson, as do thinkers such as John Dewey and William James. This volume of critical interpretations focuses on Emerson's Essays: First Series (1841) and Essays: Second Series (1844), which encompass some of his most important works-"History," "Self-Reliance," "Circles," "The Poet," and "Experience" among others. These essays exemplify Emerson's distinctively rich prose and his radical affirmation of the strength of the individual. The analyses and appreciations collected here place Emerson's essays in the context of literary and intellectual history, grapple with the implications of his epigrams and tropes, and link his shifts of perspective and tone to the changes in Emerson's life. Together they illuminate the complexity and scope of the seminal works of America's most influential writer and thinker. Book jacket.
Main Description
Oliver Wendell Holmes claimed Ralph Waldo Emerson's lecture "The American Scholar" was an intellectual Declaration of Independence. Indeed, Emerson was at the center of the American Renaissance and Transcendentalist philosophy. Collectively, his essays and lectures gave shape to nearly all that followed in American literature. Emerson's Essays presents scholarly criticism on the major works of this famous American writer. This engrossing volume is sure to be a top-notch resource for those seeking to explore Emerson's concepts, which are as relevant today as they were more than 100 years ago.
Table of Contents
Editor's Notep. vii
Introduction: The American Sublimep. 1
Circlesp. 27
Reading Emerson for the Structures: The Coherence of the Essaysp. 37
Spelling Time: The Reader in Emerson's "Circles"p. 55
"Experience"p. 67
Emerson: The American Religionp. 95
Representing Grief: Emerson's "Experience"p. 125
From Wordsworth to Emersonp. 155
"Here or Nowhere": Essays: Second Seriesp. 171
Friendship and Lovep. 191
From Philosophy to Rhetoricp. 227
Justice to Emersonp. 253
Afterthought: Reflections in the Evening Landp. 271
Chronologyp. 279
Contributorsp. 283
Bibliographyp. 287
Acknowledgmentsp. 291
Indexp. 293
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