A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Joel Myerson
Oxford University Press, Jan 13, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 336 pages
There is no question that Emerson has maintained his place as one of the seminal figures in American history and literature. In his time, he was the acknowledged leader of the Transcendentalist movement and his poetic legacy, education ideals, and religious concepts are integral to the formation of American intellectual life. In this volume, Joel Myerson, one of the leading experts on this period, has gathered together sparkling new essays that discuss Emerson as a product of his times. Individual chapters provide an extended biographical study of Emerson and his effect on American life, followed by studies of his concept of individualism, nature and natural science, religion, antislavery, and women's rights.

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Contents

Introduction
3
A Brief Biography
9
EMERSON IN HIS TIME
59
Illustrated Chronology
251
Bibliographical Essay
291
Contributors
311
Index
313
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