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  • Meditations of Ralph Waldo Emersonby Chris Highland

    Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 9.95

    In this compact book, 60 selections from 30 years of Emersons writings reveal the essence of his spiritual vision. Like his friends John Muir and Henry David Thoreau, Emerson saw images of the divine in the natural world, and rather than seeking to conquer wilderness, sought inspiration from it. Complementing each passage is an inspirational quote... more...

  • Emerson's Sublime Scienceby Eric Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 168.00

    Emerson's Sublime Science explores relationships among Emerson's poetics, theory of the sublime, and engagement with electromagnetism. The book illustrates how Davy's chemistry and Faraday's physics revealed to Emerson a sublime universe in which matter is boundless electrical force. It argues that Emerson translated this discovery into a sublime... more...

  • For Love of the Worldby Sherman Paul

    University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 34.95

    Along with poets, philosophers, and deep ecologists, nature writers—who may be something of all three—address the world alienation of Western civilization. By example as well as with words, they teach us to turn from the self to the world, from  ego  to  ecos. In these deeply felt meditative essays, Sherman Paul contemplates... more...

  • Writing beyond Prophecyby Martin Kevorkian

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    Writing beyond Prophecy offers a new interpretation of the American Renaissance by drawing attention to a cluster of later, rarely studied works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville. Identifying a line of writing from Emerson's Conduct of Life to Hawthorne's posthumously published Elixir of Life manuscript to Melville's... more...

  • The Imaginary and Its Worldsby Laura Bieger; Ramón Saldívar; Johannes Voelz

    Dartmouth College Press 2013; US$ 33.99

    A study of the American imaginary in transnational America more...

  • Civil Rights in the White Literary Imaginationby Jonathan W. Gray

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 137.50

    The statement, "The Civil Rights Movement changed America," though true, has become something of a cliché. Civil rights in the White Literary Imagination seeks to determine how, exactly, the Civil Rights Movement changed the literary possibilities of four iconic American writers: Robert Penn Warren, Norman Mailer, Eudora Welty, and William Styron.... more...

  • Dreams in Whiteby Duncan Graham

    Currency Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    When wealthy property developer Michael Devine goes missing, his wife Anne and their daughter Amy fear the worst. As the pieces of Michael's disappearence fall into place, the picture reveals a scandalous secret. On the other side of town, Paula and Gary Anderson have an unwanted visitor. Regretting ever having let Ray Wimple creep into their lives,... more...

  • Toward a Literary Ecologyby Karen E. Waldron; Rob Friedman

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 84.99

    In this book, editors Karen E. Waldron and Robert Friedman have assembled a collection of essays that study the interconnections between literature and the environment to theorize literary ecology. The disciplinary perspectives in these essays allow readers to comprehend places and environments and to represent, express, or strive for that comprehension... more...

  • Walking in the Land of Many Godsby A. James Wohlpart

    University of Georgia Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    How are we placed on Earth? What is our relationship to the world around us, and how Walking in the Land of Many Gods envisions a new way of thinking about the world, one grounded in a moral imagination reconnected to Earth. Insightful readings of three contemporary classics of nature writing—Janisse Ray's Ecology of a Cracker Childhood ,... more...

  • Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalismby Leslie Perrin Wilson

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001; US$ 12.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism explores in depth,... more...