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Title:
Emerson in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates
Author:
Bosco, Ronald A.
Publication Information:
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xl, 262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy036/2002035379.html
ISBN:
9780877458425

9780877458418
Format :
Book

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Central Library PS1631 .E54 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was one of the seminal figures in American intellectual history, literature and culture. In his time he was the acknowledged leader of the Trascendentalist movement; his poetic legacy stretches from Walt Whitman to Allen Ginsberg; his educational ideals have been embraced by many; and his religious concepts greatly influenced the development of the Unitarian (later Unitarian Universalist) church.


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Edited by two renowned Emerson scholars, this indispensable collection of material about Emerson's life is drawn from the documents of his contemporaries. The material gives readers a sense of the flesh and bone, the voice and look, the manner and style of the once-living man. Here are stories, anecdotes, and remembrances both adulatory and critical by family members, friends, and other literary figures about the greatest intellectual of 19th-century America. Not only are Whitman, Melville, and Carlyle among many other writers quoted to describe Emerson for his powerful influence as a thinker, writer, and lecturer, but Emerson's children recall him as a loving parent and John Muir recounts an outdoor experience he shared with Emerson late in life. Nearly 50 biographical items are here, each with a succinct preface that provides necessary historical information. Also included are a thorough chronology of Emerson's life, an interesting set of photos showing Emerson in various stages of life, and a collection of illustrations and reproduced documents that capture the period. Providing all this material in one volume is a great service to students and scholars alike. ^BSumming Up: Essential. All collections and levels. P. J. Ferlazzo Northern Arizona University


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