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The Resource Beyond the classroom : essays on American authors, Merton M. Sealts, Jr

Beyond the classroom : essays on American authors, Merton M. Sealts, Jr

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Beyond the classroom : essays on American authors
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Beyond the classroom
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essays on American authors
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Merton M. Sealts, Jr
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eng
Summary
  • Merton M. Sealts, Jr., a long-respected scholar and teacher of Emerson and Melville, has written, "I shall never tire of such writers, nor absorb all that they have to teach." This new collection of Sealts's essays reflects his many years of classroom experience and ongoing scholarship since his retirement in 1982. Most of these essays were originally delivered as public lectures before diverse audiences beyond the classroom; others first appeared in study pamphlets and as chapters of books. These lucid essays, though varied in subject, have the commonality of an emphasis on teaching. The first essay, entitled "Emerson as Teacher," demonstrates how Emerson "provoked and inspired and educated his students - and his students' students." In the most recently written essays Sealts deals with four of Emerson's contemporaries - Whitman, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Melville - who responded variously to Emerson's teachings. A common thread among these four essays is each author's distinctive use of first-person narration. Teachers of literature at every level will greatly benefit from these highly readable discussions, which illustrate practical strategies for reading and teaching literary works. Included in the appendixes are questions for the study of Melville's Bartleby, Benito Cereno, and Billy Budd, Sailor, which are also treated in individual essays
  • "Merton M. Sealts, Jr., a long-respected scholar and teacher of Emerson and Melville, has written, "I shall never tire of such writers, nor absorb all that they have to teach." This new collection of Sealts's essays reflects his many years of classroom experience and ongoing scholarship since his retirement in 1982. Most of these essays were originally delivered as public lectures before diverse audiences beyond the classroom; others first appeared in study pamphlets and as chapters of books. These lucid essays, though varied in subject, have the commonality of an emphasis on teaching. The first essay, entitled "Emerson as Teacher," demonstrates how Emerson "provoked and inspired and educated his students--and his students' students." In the most recently written essays Sealts deals with four of Emerson's contemporaries--Whitman, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Melville--who responded variously to Emerson's teachings. A common thread among these four essays is each author's distinctive use of first-person narration. Teachers of literature at every level will greatly benefit from these highly readable discussions, which illustrate practical strategies for reading and teaching literary works. Included in the appendixes are questions for the study of Melville's Bartleby, Benito Cereno, and Billy Budd, Sailor, which are also treated in individual essays."--Publishers website
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Sealts, Merton M
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index present
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non fiction
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American literature
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Beyond the classroom : essays on American authors, Merton M. Sealts, Jr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-256) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Melville's "Benito Cereno"
  • 5.
  • Innocence and infamy : Melville's Billy Budd, sailor
  • pt. 2. 1988-1992:
  • 6.
  • An author's self-education : Herman Melville's reading
  • 7.
  • Melville's reading, 1853-1856
  • 8.
  • "Pulse of the continent" : the railroad in American literature
  • pt. 1. 1982-1986:
  • 9.
  • Emerson then and now
  • 10.
  • The scholar idealized
  • 11.
  • "The flower of fame" : a centennial tribute to Herman Melville
  • pt. 3. 1993-1995:
  • 12.
  • The presence of Walt Whitman
  • 13.
  • 1.
  • The "I" of Walden
  • 14.
  • Hawthorne's "Autobiographical impulse"
  • 15.
  • Whose book is Moby-Dick?
  • Appendices:
  • 1.
  • Questions concerning Herman Melville's "Bartleby"
  • 2.
  • Questions concerning Herman Melville's "Benito Cereno"
  • Emerson as teacher
  • 3.
  • Questions concerning Herman Melville's Billy Budd, sailor
  • 4.
  • The Melvilles, the Gansevoorts, and the Cincinnati badge
  • Books, articles, and reviews by Merton M. Sealts, Jr
  • 2.
  • Melville and Whitman
  • 3.
  • Herman Melville's "Bartleby"
  • 4.
Control code
33443523
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 267 pages
Isbn
9780826210463
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95026149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1730594
Label
Beyond the classroom : essays on American authors, Merton M. Sealts, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Melville's "Benito Cereno"
  • 5.
  • Innocence and infamy : Melville's Billy Budd, sailor
  • pt. 2. 1988-1992:
  • 6.
  • An author's self-education : Herman Melville's reading
  • 7.
  • Melville's reading, 1853-1856
  • 8.
  • "Pulse of the continent" : the railroad in American literature
  • pt. 1. 1982-1986:
  • 9.
  • Emerson then and now
  • 10.
  • The scholar idealized
  • 11.
  • "The flower of fame" : a centennial tribute to Herman Melville
  • pt. 3. 1993-1995:
  • 12.
  • The presence of Walt Whitman
  • 13.
  • 1.
  • The "I" of Walden
  • 14.
  • Hawthorne's "Autobiographical impulse"
  • 15.
  • Whose book is Moby-Dick?
  • Appendices:
  • 1.
  • Questions concerning Herman Melville's "Bartleby"
  • 2.
  • Questions concerning Herman Melville's "Benito Cereno"
  • Emerson as teacher
  • 3.
  • Questions concerning Herman Melville's Billy Budd, sailor
  • 4.
  • The Melvilles, the Gansevoorts, and the Cincinnati badge
  • Books, articles, and reviews by Merton M. Sealts, Jr
  • 2.
  • Melville and Whitman
  • 3.
  • Herman Melville's "Bartleby"
  • 4.
Control code
33443523
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 267 pages
Isbn
9780826210463
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95026149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1730594

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