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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In a journal portrait of Margaret Fuller , a character sketch of high quality ,
Emerson describes her remarkable mind and ... From the sketches of Hawthorne
the man and the fragmentary comments in the journals , one cannot tell whether ...
The new Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks reached volume 14 in 1978 .
Compared with the latter , the Journals ( 1909 - 14 ) , free of textual variants and
symbols , are in that respect more readable and are , as a rule , wholly
Metzger , Charles R . Emerson and Greenough : Transcendental Pioneers of an
American Esthetic . Berkeley : University of California Press , 1954 . - . “ Emerson
' s Religious Conception of Beauty . ” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 11 ...
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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