Emerson's Literary Criticism
Ralph Waldo Emerson has always fascinated students of criticism and of American literature and thought. Emerson& ’ s Literary Criticism supplies the continuing need for an anthology. This collection brings together Emerson& ’ s literary criticism from a wide variety of sources. Eric W. Carlson has culled both the major statements of Emerson's critical principles and many secondary observations that illuminate them. Here are more than sixty selections on thirty-five critical topics. Headnotes provide valuable background. Carlson relates Emerson& ’ s critical principles to his philosophy, social thought, and literary milieu, and also to biographical details. Intended for the student as well as the researcher, this book amply illustrates Alfred Kazin's contention that Ralph Waldo Emerson was "one of the shrewdest critics who ever lived."
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American Poets from Emerson to Robinson . Gainesville , Fla . : University of
Florida Press , 1949 . Reprint . New York : Octagon Books , 1973 . See pages on
“ Emerson . ” Dewey , John . “ Ralph Waldo Emerson . ” In Characters and Events
The Influence of Goethe on Emerson ' s Aesthetic Theory . ” Philological Quarterly
27 ( 1948 ) : 325 - 44 . . - . Spires of Form : A Study of Emerson ' s Aesthetic
Theory . Cambridge , Mass . : Harvard University Press , 1951 . James , William .
Emerson ' s Angle of Vision : Man and Nature in American Experience .
Cambridge , Mass . : Harvard University Press , 1952 . Pettigrew , Richard C . “
Emerson and Milton . ” American Literature 3 ( 1931 ) : 45 – 59 . Pochmann ,
Henry A ...
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Editor Carlson gathered this selection of Emerson's literary criticism in 1979. The great poet here ruminates on "Art as Experience," "The Creative Process," "Writers and Books," and more. Read full review