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Literary transcendentalism; style and vision in the American Renaissance.


Ithaca, Cornell University Press [1973] .
ISBN 0801407877

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Subjects American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
American literature.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.
Intellectual life.
Literatur.
Literatura Norte Americana (Historia E Critica)
Littérature américaine -- 19e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.
Transcendantalisme (Philosophie américaine)
Transcendentalism (New England)
Transzendentalismus.
USA.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 1783-1865.
United States.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
Description viii, 336 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Contents part 1. Background and general principles: The emergence of the transcendentalist aesthetic from American unitarianism -- Transcendentalist literary method: inspiration versus craftmanship -- part 2. The living word: From conversation to essay -- From sermon to scripture -- part 3. Word and world: nature as a model for literary form: Emerson and the idea of microcosmic form -- Catalogue rhetoric -- Thoreau and the literary excursion -- Thoreau's A week -- Ellery Channing: the major phase of a minor poet -- part 4. The first person: Transcendentalist self-examination and autobiographical tradition -- Emerson and Thoreau: soul versus self -- Transcendental egoism in Very and Whitman.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)749637
(OCoLC)ocm00749637
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Buell, Lawrence.
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