On Emerson

The Best from American Literature

On Emerson

Best from American Literature

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Book Pages: 296 Illustrations: Published: August 1988

American Studies, Literature and Literary Studies > Literary Criticism

From 1929 to the latest issue, American Literature has been the foremost journal expressing the findings of those who study our national literature. The journal has published the best work of literary historians, critics, and bibliographers, ranging from the founders of the discipline to the best current critics and researchers. The longevity of this excellence lends a special distinction to the articles in American Literature.
Presented in order of their first appearance, the articles in each volume constitute a revealing record of developing insights and important shifts of critical emphasis. Each article has opened a fresh line of inquiry, established a fresh perspective on a familiar topic, or settled a question that engaged the interest of experts.



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Series Introduction vii

Melville as a Critic of Emerson (1937) / William Braswell 1

Emerson and Quakerism (1938) / Frederick B. Tolles 19

William James and Emerson (1939) / Frederic I. Carpenter 43

Emerson and Cudworth: Plastic Nature and Transcendental Art (1951) / Vivian C. Hopkins 62

Emerson and the James Family (1953) / William T. Stafford 81

The Riddle of Emerson's "Sphinx" (1958) / Thomas R. Whitaker 110

Emerson on Plato: The Fire's Center (1963) / Ray Benoit 127

Transcendentalism and Psychotherapy: Another Look at Emerson (1969) / William E. Bridges 139

Henry Miller, Emerson, and the Divided Self (1971) / Paul R. Jackson 160

Spelling Time: The Reader in Emerson's "Circles" (1976) / David M. Wyatt 171

Children of the Fire: Charles Ives on Emerson and Art (1977) / David B. Robinson 183

Convers Francis and Emerson (1978) / Joel Myerson 196

Emerson and Antinomialism: The Legacy of the Sermons (1978) / Wesley T. Mott 216

Emerson's Essay, "Immortality":The Problem of Authorship (1984) / Glen M. Johnson 245

Emerson, Kneeland, and the Divinity School Address (1986) / Robert E. Burkholder 263

Index 277
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Cloth ISBN: 978-0-8223-0861-4