Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks
By Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks

1866-82 v. 16

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Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The final volume of the Harvard edition presents the journals of Emerson's last years. In them, he reacts to the changing America of the post-Civil War years, commenting on Reconstruction, immigration, protectionism in trade, and the dangers of huge fortunes in few hands--as well as on baseball and the possibilities of air travel. His role as a Harvard Overseer evokes his thoughts on education during crucial years of reform in American universities. His travels take him to Europe for the third time, and for the first time he encounters the new garden of California and the enigma of Egypt. He continues to lecture, and a second volume of poems and two more collections of essays, culled from his manuscripts, are published. Finally, his late journals show Emerson confronting his loss of creative vigor, husbanding his powers, and maintaining his equanimity in the face of decline. This concluding volume thus gives a complex picture of Emerson in his last sixteen years, facing old age but still the advocate of newness throughout the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674484795
ISBN-10: 0674484797
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x 37mm)
Pages: 632
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1982
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ronald A. Bosco, Distinguished Professor of English and American Literature, State University of New York at Albany, is General Editor of the Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Glen M. Johnson is Professor of English, The Catholic University of America.

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