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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Vivian Hopkins , “ The Influence of Goethe on Emerson ' s Aesthetic Theory , ”
Philological Quarterly 27 ( 1948 ) : 342 . On the influence of German writers and
philosophers , including Kant , see Ralph L . Rusk , L 1 : xlix - liii ; and Henry A ...
In Emerson : Prophecy , Metamorphosis , and Influence : Selected Papers from
the English Institute , edited by David Levin , pp . 129 - 48 . New York : Columbia
University Press , 1975 . Reprinted as “ Emerson and Influence ” in A Map of ...
See Form , organic Organic nature of creative thought , xxii , 62 “ Oriental
largeness , ” 141 - 42 Oriental writings , influence of , xvi - xvii Originality , 163 ,
168 , 169 Orphism , American , xi , xv Othello ( Shakespeare ) , 63 99 ; tone in ,
97 , 150 .
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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