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Heart Of Emerson S Journals

Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
ISBN : 0766173860
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The richness of the unprinted material in Emerson's diaries has been known to the reading public ever since Elliot Cabot drew upon it for his "Memoir" of Emerson. It is not known when Emerson first began to keep a journal, but there are fairly full records from 1820, when he was seventeen, to 1875, when he was seventy-two. The present editor, with the permission of Emerson's surviving children and with the cooperation of his publishers, has undertaken this work with the belief that a single volume of the Journals will be welcomed by the ever-widening circle of readers of our most distinguished American writer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Heart Of Emerson S Journals

Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
ISBN : 9780486170756
Genre : Literary Collections
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DIVCarefully selected passages from 55 years of journal entries: thoughts, religious sentiments, impressions of books, authors and contemporaries, much more. Revealing record of man behind formidable thinker, poet, essayist. /div
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Emerson In His Journals

Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
ISBN : 0674248627
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides a complex, multifaceted look at Emerson--his observations, experiences, thoughts, emotions, personal turmoil and doubts, and self-criticisms--through his journals, diaries, and notebooks
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Our Preposterous Use Of Literature

Author : Tracy Scott McMillin
ISBN : 0252025385
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"McMillin shows how a reductive, consumptive method of reading alters both the process of the textual encounter and the nature of the text itself. Our Preposterous Use of Literature proposes a new natural philosophy of reading: a method of reading at once more responsible to the texts we interpret and more closely connected to the worlds in which our interpretations take place."--Jacket.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Heart Of Thoreau S Journals

Author : Odell Shepard
ISBN : 9780486118895
Genre : Nature
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The conflict between scientific observation and poetry, reflections on abolition, transcendental philosophy, other concerns are explored in this superb general selection from Thoreau's voluminous Journal.
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Emerson And The Art Of The Diary

Author : Lawrence Alan Rosenwald
ISBN : 9780195053333
Genre : Music
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An extended literary description and analysis of Emerson's journals, which argues that these works constitute one of the greatest commentaries on 19th century America, realizing Emerson's standards of literary excellence more fully than his other writings.
Category: Music

The Journals And Miscellaneous Notebooks Of Ralph Waldo Emerson 1822 1826

Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
ISBN : 0674484517
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Emerson the man and thinker will be fully revealed for the first time in this new edition of his journals and notebooks. The old image of the ideal nineteenth-century gentleman, created by editorial omissions of his spontaneous thoughts, is replaced by the picture of Emerson as he really was. His frank and often bitter criticisms of men and society, his "nihilizing," his anguish at the death of his first wife, his bleak struggles with depression and loneliness, his sardonic views of woman, his earthy humor, his ideas of the Negro, of religion, of God--these and other expressions of his private thought and feeling, formerly deleted or subdued, are here restored. Restored also is the full evidence needed for studies of his habits of composition, the development of his style, and the sources of his ideas. The second volume prints the exact texts of nine journals and three notebooks. It reveals the shape of some of Emerson's enduring interests, in embryo "essays" on the moral sense, moral beauty, taste, greatness and fame, friendship, compensation, and the unity of God and the universe. Restored from oblivion are suppressed passages on the Negro and revelations of acute melancholy and rebelliousness. These records of his developing thought are also the history of his early obscurity, when the fame he sought was still painfully remote.
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A Feeling For Books

Author : Janice A. Radway
ISBN : 0807863971
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Deftly melding ethnography, cultural history, literary criticism, and autobiographical reflection, A Feeling for Books is at once an engaging study of the Book-of-the-Month Club's influential role as a cultural institution and a profoundly personal meditation about the experience of reading. Janice Radway traces the history of the famous mail-order book club from its controversial founding in 1926 through its evolution into an enterprise uniquely successful in blending commerce and culture. Framing her historical narrative with writing of a more personal sort, Radway reflects on the contemporary role of the Book-of-the-Month Club in American cultural history and in her own life. Her detailed account of the standards and practices employed by the club's in-house editors is also an absorbing story of her interactions with those editors. Examining her experiences as a fourteen-year-old reader of the club's selections and, later, as a professor of literature, she offers a series of rigorously analytical yet deeply personal readings of such beloved novels as Marjorie Morningstar and To Kill a Mockingbird. Rich and rewarding, this book will captivate and delight anyone who is interested in the history of books and in the personal and transformative experience of reading.
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