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- Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 74.99
This book examines American literary texts whose portrayal of "American" identity involves the incorporation of a "foreign body"?specifically, a foreign culture or nation?as the precondition for a comprehensive understanding of itself. more...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 119.99
This book resituates some familiar nineteenth-century texts within the context of public debates about the place of American Indians in the civil and cultural institutions of the new American nation. Rereading texts by Melville, Hawthorne, Child, Sedgwick, Thoreau, Fuller, and Parkman, Maddox demonstrates the pervasiveness of the anxieties produced... more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 59.99
This study aims to describe the ways in which white American authors constructed "race" in their work from the time of the first colonists up to the period of the Civil War. The book focuses on a number of texts that deal with the relations among Indians, blacks and whites. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 35.99
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was the acknowledged leader of the Transcendentalist movement. His poetic legacy, education ideals, and religious concepts are integral to the formation of American intellectual life. This work discusses biographical details of Emerson's life as well as women's rights, slavery, transcendentalism, and religion. more...
- Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 110.99
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. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1965; US$ 36.00
Ralph Waldo Emerson - American Writers 41 was first published in 1964. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 40.00
The first and only other biography of Hamlin Garland was published more than forty years ago; since then, letters, manuscripts, and family memoirs have surfaced to provide, along with changing literary scholarship, a more evaluative and critical interpretation of Garlands life and times. Hamlin Garland: A Life is an exploration of Garlands... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 54.00
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... more...