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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Some as an adverb — " reeled some ; " considerable as an adverb for much ; “
quite a number ; " slim for bad ; the adjective graphic , which means what is
written , - graphic arts and oral arts , arts of writing , and arts of speech and song ,
— but ...
Language , the half god , language , the most spiritual of all the works of man , yet
language subdued by music - an organ or engine , it must be owned , scarcely
less beautiful than the world itself , a fine translation into the speech of man of ...
Ralph Waldo Emerson Eric W. Carlson. break his mind upon . ” A taste for plain
strong speech , what is called a biblical style , marks the English . It is in Alfred
and the Saxon Chronicle and in the Sagas of the Northmen . Latimer was homely
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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