Ralph Waldo Emerson: Bicentenary Appraisals

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Barry Tharaud (Ed.)

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Bicentenary Appraisals

ISBN 978-3-88476-841-9, ISBN 3-88476-841-7, 432 S., kt., € 39,50 (2006)

(Mosaic - Studien und Texte zur amerikanischen Kultur und Geschichte, Bd. 27)

Between the 1982 centenary of Emerson’s death and the 2003 bicentenary of his birth, there has been a veritable explosion of scholarship on Emerson’s life, works, and times. Under the pressure of the publication of new scholarly editions of source material and new theoretical approaches during the last thirty years and more, Richard Poirier’s declaration that Emerson “has already anticipated any degree of sophistication that might be brought to him” continues to be demonstrated. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Bicentenary Appraisals is a rich collection of essays by many of the finest Emerson scholars who continue to write about the complex and multifaceted poet, essayist, and philosopher that is Emerson. Of special interest in this collection are essays by James M. Albrecht, Alan Hodder, Gustav Van Crouphout, David Justin Hodge, and George Stack that extend our knowledge of Emerson’s philosophical relations and influences. Also of special interest are essays by Len Gougeon, Laura Dassow Walls, John Michael, Joel Porte, David M. Robinson, Robert D. Richardson, and Eric Cheyfitz that extend our knowledge of Emerson in his own times. This collection gives a broad view of many of the trends and approaches in recent Emerson scholarship, and is an invaluable tool for students and scholars as well as a an interesting ‘read’ for the educated lay person.

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"For anyone interested in exploring the now dominant images of Emerson, Barry Tharaud's Bicentenary Appraisals probably offers the broadest and most representative spectrum to be had in a single volume. This splendid collection everyone interested in Emerson should add to their libraries (especially at such a price!) is rounded off by a fine extension of his research by Emerson's foremost biographer, Robert D. Richardson Jr, who re-examines Emerson's relation to Walden pond, thereby throwing light on his attitude toward H.D. Thoreau as well."

Jan Stievermann, Anglistik – International Journal of English Studies 19.1 (2008)

"Dem von Barry Tharaud herausgegebenen Band gelingt eine souveräne und höchst informative Bestandsaufnahme der Emerson Studies zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts. Tharauds hervorragendes Vorwort stellt nicht nur eine gelungene Einführung in Emersons Denken dar, sondern auch einen geeigneten Ausgangspunkt für eine zügige Aufarbeitung der gegenwärtigen Emerson-Forschung."

Clemens Spahr, Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch 49 (2008)