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Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Book DescriptionIn faithfully reproducing all of Emerson's handwritten journals and notebooks, this edition is succeeding in revealing Emerson the man and the thinker. The old image of the ideal nineteenth-century gentleman, created by editorial omission of his spontaneous thoughts, is replaced by the picture of Emerson as he really was. His frank and often bitter criticisms of men and societym his "nihilizing," his views of women, his ideas of the Negro, of religion, of God--these and other expressions of his private thought and feeling, formerly deleted or subdued, are here restored. Restored also is the full evidence needed for studies of his habits of composition, the developement of his style, and the sources of his ideas. Canceled passages are reproduced, misreadings are corrected, and hiterto unpublished manuscripts are now printed.Here is the twelfth volume, which makes available nine of Emerson's lecture notebooks, covering a span of twenty-seven years, from 1835 to 1862, from apprenticeship to fame.These notebooks contain materials Emerson collected for the composition of his lectures, articles, and essays during those years, a complex mixture of indexlike surveys of his journals, lists of possible topics and titles, salvaged journals passages and revisions, new drafts ranging from brief paragraphs to several pages in length, notes and translations from his reading, working notes, and partial outlines. In them we see Emerson at work, balancing his aspirations as orator and writer against the practicalities of deadlines, finances, and audiences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674484757
(235mm x 155mm x 51mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1976
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Hardback (September 2015)
Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Major Poetry presents a selection of definitively edited texts that remind us why Emerson s poetry matters and why he remains one of our most important theoreticians of verse. Drawn chiefly from the multivolume Collected Works, each poem is accompanied by a headnote for the student and general reader."
Portable Emerson, Paperback (December 2014)
Through his writing and his own personal philosophy, the author unburdened his young country of Europe's traditional sense of history and showed Americans how to be creators of their own contexts. This book deals with his story.
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays: First and Second Series, Paperback / softback (October 2014)View all books by Ralph Waldo Emerson
This major new volume offers a wide selection of works from Emerson's lectures and essays, including some that have seldom been reprinted such as "Quotation and Originality." In addition, leading Emerson critic Richard Poirier provides helpful annotations to a generous selection of poems.
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Author Biography - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Linda Allardt is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Rochester.
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