[PDF] Download ✓ Emerson | by ☆ Lawrence Buell

By Lawrence Buell | Comments: ( 160 ) | Date: ( Sep 17, 2019 )

An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man, Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote and in this book, the leading scholar of New England literary culture looks at the long shadow Emerson himself has cast, and at his role and significance as a truly American institution On the occasion of Emerson s 200th birthday, Lawrence Buell revisits the life of the nation s first pu An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man, Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote and in this book, the leading scholar of New England literary culture looks at the long shadow Emerson himself has cast, and at his role and significance as a truly American institution On the occasion of Emerson s 200th birthday, Lawrence Buell revisits the life of the nation s first public intellectual and discovers how he became a representative man Born into the age of inspired amateurism that emerged from the ruins of pre revolutionary political, religious, and cultural institutions, Emerson took up the challenge of thinking about the role of the United States alone and in the world With characteristic authority and grace, Buell conveys both the style and substance of Emerson s accomplishment in his conception of America as the transplantation of Englishness into the new world, and in his prodigious work as writer, religious thinker, and philosopher Here we see clearly the paradoxical key to his success, the fierce insistence on independence that acted so magnetically upon all around him Steeped in Emerson s writings, and in the life and lore of the America of his day, Buell s book is as individual and as compelling as its subject At a time when Americans and non Americans alike are struggling to understand what this country is, and what it is about, Emerson gives us an answer in the figure of this representative American, an American for all, and for all times.


  • Title: Emerson
  • Author: Lawrence Buell
  • ISBN: 9780674016279
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Emerson

  • Martha Davidson

    Lawrence Buell's 2003 study of Emerson presents a dynamic reading of a dynamic figure in American literature. The study goes beyond the literary to consider Emerson in terms of religion, philosophy, and reform. Buell also looks at Emerson as a mentor--or as he terms it an "anti-mentor"--to figures as diverse as William James and Ralph Waldo Ellison--but especially Henry David Thoreau. Professor Buell's scholarship is immense, and I worried a little that the study might be over my head. But Buell [...]


  • H.g. Callaway

    This is a fine book on R.W. Emerson by the distinguished Harvard scholar Lawrence Buell. THe book is especially strong on Emerson's relationship to his friend Henry David Thoreau. Definitely recommended to Emerson scholars.


  • Marshall

    This is a biographical overview of Ralph Waldo Emerson. It takes a unique approach to biography. Rather than tell the story of Emerson's personal life, or the story of Emerson's intellectual life, this book tells the more interesting story of how each influenced the other. It shows how his life reflected his ideas and vice versa. It focuses on specific aspects of Emerson's work for which he was most famous: self-reliance, poetry and prose, religious radicalism, philosophy, reform and slavery abo [...]


  • Nora

    Loads of new words for me. Some of the writing seems a bit archaic which makes it harder to understand. simply said it is not easy going for me. It goes into many of his work and this makes the works more understandable. I have trouble with some archaic writing and it makes it all the more important that i understand why Emerson said what he said and wrote what he wrote. He was writing for a intellectual audience as he spoke in a more simplified way. It would be interesting to read his talks bef [...]


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