Harvard University Press, 2003-05-25 - 416 psl.
"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."
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... insists must be there and that biographers from Ste- phen Whicher to Phyllis Cole have shown were there . But James unquestionably did grasp one of the crucial dimensions of Em- erson's significance as a religious thinker : his ...
... insists that even though he may feel in the grip of the Truth , what he has to say is nothing more than glimpses or fragments , which his listeners must complete . To make good on this , he favors an antisystematic kind of writing : an ...
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