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  • Early American Literatureby Alfred Owen Aldridge

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    A. Owen Aldridge shows that early American literature is not an isolated phenomenon, but one affected by the same influences which operated upon other literatures of the period. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished... more...

  • Emerson and the Art of the Diaryby Lawrence Rosenwald

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 129.99

    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...

  • Emerson's Essays: Ralph Waldo Emersonby Ralph Waldo Emerson; Harold Bloom

    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...

  • Emerson's Sublime Scienceby Eric Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 176.00

    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 the cosmological... more...

  • Hamlin Garlandby Keith Newlin

    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 Garland’s life and times. Hamlin Garland: A Life is an exploration of Garland’s... more...

  • Haunted by Watersby Mark Browning

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Four essential questions: Why does one fish? How should one properly fish? What relations are created in fishing? And what effects does fishing have on the future? Haunted by Waters is a self-examination by the author as he constructs his own narrative and tries to answer these questions for himself. But it is also a thorough examination of the... more...

  • A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emersonby Joel Myerson

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 37.99

    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...

  • The Limits of American Literary Ideology in Pound and Emersonby Cary Wolfe

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 40.00

    Cary Wolfe analyses the dynamics and consequences of radical individualism and the sort of cultural critique it generates in Ralph Waldo Emerson and Ezra Pound. more...

  • Literary Culture and U.S Imperialismby John Carlos Rowe

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 54.99

    Rowe offers a sweeping re-assessment of American imperialism, arguing that the growing nation was driven primarily by a quest for marketers, rather than for land. more...