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Emerson in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews and Memoirs by Family, Friends and Associates (Paperback)
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Emerson in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews and Memoirs by Family, Friends and Associates (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 31/03/2003
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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. The impetus for this book is the bicentennial celebration of Emerson's birth, ""Emerson in 2003"", organized by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society in Boston and Concord, which begins with a large exhibition at Harvard in March 2003. Reprinted in this work are the most important adulatory and critical first-hand accounts by many major and minor literary figures in Britain and the United States as well as by Emerson's children. From Whitman's record of his visit to Emerson in Concord to Bronson Alcott's reports on his personality, from Jane and Thomas Carlyle's comments on their meetings with him during his visits to Britain to Margaret Fuller's and John Muir's reminiscences, these recollections provide wide-ranging desceriptions of his life and time. Each entry is prefaced by an essay that provides contextual and historical information, and the volume includes a chronology of Emerson's life.

Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9780877458425
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 435 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
''I can't imagine a better source in one volume for the biographer, critic, or student of Emerson. Emerson in His Own Time is a treasure of fascinting anecodotes, many of them not generally known''
""Hawthorne in His Own Time" is better than a biography: it provides canny first-hand accounts of an author often considered unknowable, along with key literary assessments of the era, allowing readers to sift through the evidence and form their own judgments. Students, scholars, and lovers of the Great Romancer's work will all find much of value in this collection of gems."--Megan Marshall, author of "The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism"

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