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Broader in scope than any previous literary study of the transcendentalists, this rewarding book analyzes the theories and forms characteristic of a vital group of American writers, as well as the principles and vision underlying ...

Author: Lawrence Buell

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501707650

Category: Literary Criticism

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Broader in scope than any previous literary study of the transcendentalists, this rewarding book analyzes the theories and forms characteristic of a vital group of American writers, as well as the principles and vision underlying transcendentalism. All the movement's major literary figures and forms are considered in detail. Lawrence Buell combines intellectual history and critical explication, giving equal attention to general trends and to particular works and individuals. His chapters on conversation, religious discourse, catalog rhetoric, and literary travelogue treat intensively topics that have been relatively neglected. His analyses of Ellery Channing's poetry and the use of persona in Emerson and Very are also innovative. In the final section, he offers the first systematic account of the autobiographical tradition in transcendentalist writing. This incisive and sympathetic overview of transcendentalist writing and thought will attract readers interested in American culture, and it will suggest new critical approaches to nonfiction.
2016-11-01 By Lawrence Buell

When it began in New England in 1836, the Transcendentalist Movement helped create new ideas, literature, religion, culture, and philosophy. The Transcendentalists expressed ideas that were rebellious—the writers were protesting ...

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Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 9781603890168

Category: Philosophy of nature

Page: 135

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247—314; Lawrence Buell, Literary Transcendentalism: Style and Vision in the American Renaissance (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1973); Critical Essays on American Transcendentalism, ed.

Author: Joel Myerson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198028499

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 752

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The transcendentalist movement is generally recognized to be the first major watershed in American literary and intellectual history. Pioneered by Emerson, Thoreau, Orestes Brownson, Margaret Fuller, and Bronson Alcott (among others), Transcendentalism provided a springboard for the first distinctly American forays into intellectual culture: religion and religious reform, philosophy, literature, ecology, and spiritualism. This new collection, edited by eminent American literature scholar Joel Myerson, is the first anthology of the period to appear in over fifty years. Transcendentalism: A Reader draws together in their entirety the essential writings of the Transcendentalist group during its most active period, 1836-1844. It includes the major publications of the Dial, the writings on democratic and social reform, the early poetry, nature writings, and all of Emerson's major essays, as well as an informative introduction and annotations by Myerson.
2000-12-14 By Joel Myerson

American Transcendentalism was not entirely a kind of intellectual colonizing (to say that is to do an injustice to the richness of the literary works that Emerson and Thoreau produced), but at times it seems nearly so.

Author: Arthur Versluis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195360370

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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The first major study since the 1930s of the relationship between American Transcendentalism and Asian religions, and the first comprehensive work to include post-Civil War Transcendentalists like Samuel Johnson, this book is encyclopedic in scope. Beginning with the inception of Transcendentalist Orientalism in Europe, Versluis covers the entire history of American Transcendentalism into the twentieth century, and the profound influence of Orientalism on the movement--including its analogues and influences in world religious dialogue. He examines what he calls "positive Orientalism," which recognizes the value and perennial truths in Asian religions and cultures, not only in the writings of major figures like Thoreau and Emerson, but also in contemporary popular magazines. Versluis's exploration of the impact of Transcendentalism on the twentieth-century study of comparative religions has ramifications for the study of religious history, comparative religion, literature, politics, history, and art history.
1993-09-16 By Arthur Versluis

This remained an open question until he discovered Kant.” Pochmann, German Culture in America, 158. Nicolson, “James Marsh and the Vermont Transcendentalists,” 39–40. See also Buell, Literary Transcendentalism, 5.

Author: Samantha C Harvey

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748681389

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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This new study argues that Coleridge was so influential in America because he provided a framework for American intellectuals to address one of the great questions of European Romanticism: what is the relationship between the Romantic triad of nature, spi
2016-06-30 By Samantha C Harvey

Literary renderings of this relationship, where nature is the occasion for an author's composition, have been given the appellation nature writing, or more broadly ecoliterature. As a literary movement, ecoliterature has a currency and ...

Author: Charles Bradshaw

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781535848787

Category: Study Aids

Page: 8

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Gale Researcher Guide for: Transcendentalism and Ecoliterature is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410321084

Category: Literary Criticism

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A study guide for "Transcendentalism", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Movements for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Movements for Students for all of your research needs.
2015-03-13 By Gale, Cengage Learning

Evolving Transcendentalism in Literature and Architecture: Frank Furness, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright demonstrates how American architects read literature and transformed abstract philosophy and literary form into physical ...

Author: Naomi Tanabe Uechi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443866408

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

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Evolving Transcendentalism in Literature and Architecture: Frank Furness, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright demonstrates how American architects read literature and transformed abstract philosophy and literary form into physical substance. Furness, Sullivan, and Wright were inspired by such Transcendentalists as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman, and attempted to embody the concepts of nature, American identity, and Universalism in their architecture. Notably, this book is the first attempt to concentrate on analyzing these architects’ works from the perspective of Transcendentalism. This is also the first time that reproductions of Wright’s copy of Leaves of Grass and several tape records of Wright’s Sunday morning talks, both held in the Frank Lloyd Wright Archive, have been published. Importantly, these Transcendentalist architects’ philosophy has been influential in the development of contemporary environmental architects all over the world, including Paolo Soleri (an Italian-American) and Glenn Murcutt (an Australian), both of whom are discussed in the final chapter of this book.
2014-08-26 By Naomi Tanabe Uechi

“American Literary Emergence as a Postcolonial Phenomenon.” American Literary History 4 (1992): 411–442. Reprinted in American Literature, American Culture. ... Literary Transcendentalism: Style and Vision in the American Renaissance.

Author: M. Paryz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137012180

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Analyses literary representations of the American experience in selected works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman. Reveals the ambivalence that underlay the cultural and political development of the United States as a former colony.
2012-01-30 By M. Paryz

Literary Transcendentalism: Style and Vision in the American Renaissance. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1973. ———. “The Transcendentalists.” Columbia Literary History of the United States. Gen. ed. Emory Elliott. New York: Columbia UP, 1988.

Author: Joel Myerson

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195331035

Category: Architecture

Page: 755

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"This volume includes fifty original essays from a group of renowned scholars as well as a compact chronology and specialized bibliographies. It offers a rich, authoritative, interdisciplinary account, providing scholars with the definitive resource on this seminal movement in American culture."--The dust jacket.
2010-04-16 By Joel Myerson