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Title Transcendentalism : a reader / [edited by] Joel Myerson
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xxxvii, 712 pages)
Contents Chronological Contents; Note on the Texts; Further Reading; Introduction; William Ellery Channing, "Likeness to God" (1828); Sampson Reed, "Genius" (1821; published 1849); Sampson Reed, Observations on the Growth of the Mind (1826); Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sermon CXXI (17 July 1831); Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Lord's Supper," Sermon CLXII (9 September 1832); Frederic Henry Hedge, "Coleridge's Literary Character" (March 1833); Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, from "Explanatory Preface," Record of a School (1836); Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature (1836)
Summary The transcendentalist movement is generally recognized to be the first major watershed in American literary and intellectual history. Pioneered by Emerson, Thoreau, Orestes Brownson, Margaret Fuller, and Bronson Alcott (among others), Transcendentalism provided a springboard for the first distinctly American forays into intellectual culture: religion and religious reform, philosophy, literature, ecology, and spiritualism. This new collection, edited by eminent American literature scholar Joel Myerson, is the first anthology of the period to appear in over fifty years. Transcendentalism: A Read
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 683-695) and index
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Subject American literature -- 19th century.
American literature -- New England.
Transcendentalism (New England) -- Literary collections.
New England -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Literary collections.
Form Electronic book
Author Myerson, Joel.
LC no. 00021484
ISBN 0195122127 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0198028490 (electronic bk.)
9780195122121 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780198028499 (electronic bk.)