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Description - The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Civil War is a pervasive presence in the journals in this volume. The war searches character, Emerson wrote. Both his reading and his writing reflected his concern for the endurance of the nation, whose strength lay in the moral strength of the people. He read military biographies and memoirs, while turning again to Persian, Chinese, and Indian literature. The deaths of Clough, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and his aunt Mary Moody Emerson prompted him to reread their letters and journals, remembering and reappraising. These were stirring, poignant years for Emerson. The times were hard, his lecturing was curtailed, and a new book seemed out of the question. He felt the losses, fears, and frustrations that come to those who believe in a cause they are too old to fight for. But his respected position as a man of letters brought him some unusual experiences, such as a trip to Washington in which he met President Lincoln, Secretaries Seward and Chase, and other key figures in the government. Inspecting West Point as a member of the Board of Visitors, he was deeply impressed by the character and spartan training of the cadets who were soon to see action. At the war's end, busy again with a heavy lecture schedule and feeling his age a little, he took a long look back at the conflict and concluded that war heals a deeper wound than any it makes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674484788
ISBN-10: 0674484789
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 624
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jul-1982
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Linda Allardt is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Rochester. David W. Hill is Associate Professor of English at the State University of New York College at Oswego. Ruth H. Bennett has been Research Associate for this edition for seventeen years.

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