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Emerson as a literary critic an examination of the formative influences on Emerson"s literary mind and his theory and practice of literary criticism by Doris Holmes

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StatementBoston University Graduate School dissertation, submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 1932
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Number of Pages326
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Open LibraryOL25615044M

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British poet and literary and social critic Matthew Arnold, who lectured on Emerson in Boston in and published his lecture in his Discourses on America (), denied that Emerson was a great poet, a great man of letters, or a great philosophical writer, but found him insightful, perceptive of truth, and admirable in his inspirational.   As the literary critic Alfred Kazin observed in a July Atlantic article, “Emerson’s genius is in the sudden flash rather than in the suavely connected paragraph and page.”. In this book, the leading scholar of New England literary culture looks at the long shadow Emerson has cast, and at his role and significance as a truly American institution. Lawrence Buell conveys both the style and substance of Emerson's accomplishment -- in his conception of America as the transplantation of Englishness into the new world, and in his prodigious work as writer, religious. Ralph Waldo Emerson has always fascinated students of criticism and of American literature and thought. Emerson’s Literary Criticism supplies the continuing need for an anthology. This collection brings together Emerson’s literary criticism from a wide variety of sources/5(2).