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The Resource Aesthetic individualism and practical intellect : American allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James, Olaf Hansen, (electronic resource)

Aesthetic individualism and practical intellect : American allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James, Olaf Hansen, (electronic resource)

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Aesthetic individualism and practical intellect : American allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James
Title
Aesthetic individualism and practical intellect
Title remainder
American allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James
Statement of responsibility
Olaf Hansen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Related
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CaPaEBR
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1943-
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Hansen, Olaf
Dewey number
810/.9/15
LC call number
PS217.A46
LC item number
H3 1990eb
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
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  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Adams, Henry
  • James, William
  • American literature
  • Allegory
  • Individualism in literature
Summary expansion
Addressing vital issues in the current revision of American literary studies, Olaf Hansen carries out an exposition of American writing as a philosophical tradition. His broad and comparative view of American culture reveals the importance of the American allegory as a genuine artistic and intellectual style and as a distinct mode of thought particularly suited to express the philosophical legacy of transcendentalism. Hansen traces intellectual and cultural continuities and disruptions from Emerson through Thoreau and Henry Adams to William James, paying special attention to the modernism of transcendental thought and to its quality as a valid philosophy in its own right. Concerned with defining ideas of self, selfhood, and subjectivity and with moral tradition as an act of creating order out of the cosmos, the American allegory provided a basic and frequently overlooked link between transcendentalism and pragmatism. Its "suggestive incompleteness" combined in a highly dialectic manner the essence of both enlightenment and romanticism. Characterized neither by absolute objectivity nor by absolute subjectivity, it allowed speculation about the meaning of reality and about humankind's place in a realm of appearances.Originally published in 1990.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
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Aesthetic individualism and practical intellect : American allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James, Olaf Hansen, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 237-246
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001374868
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 pages).
Isbn
9781400860746
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(e-book)
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Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001374868
Label
Aesthetic individualism and practical intellect : American allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James, Olaf Hansen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 237-246
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001374868
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 pages).
Isbn
9781400860746
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001374868

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