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The Resource Emerson on the scholar, Merton M. Sealts, Jr

Emerson on the scholar, Merton M. Sealts, Jr

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Emerson on the scholar
Title
Emerson on the scholar
Statement of responsibility
Merton M. Sealts, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
In this innovative study of Ralph Waldo Emerson's conception of the scholar, Merton Sealts sheds new light on Emerson's attainment of his influential position in nineteenth-century intellectual, cultural, and literary history. Sealts is the first author to go beyond Henry Nash Smith's statement, "The Scholar is the hero of Emerson's unwritten Prelude"--The protagonist of his spiritual autobiography--by systematically examining the development and testing of the scholar as Emerson's idealized self-image. During the 1830s, after Emerson had resigned his Boston pulpit and was seeking a new vocation, he began to conceive of the scholar as someone who could think for and speak to all mankind. From that time on, Emerson adopted the scholar's "angle of vision" as his own and began to measure his private and professional life against his often-invoked conception of "the true scholar." Part I of Emerson on the Scholar shows how Emerson came to think of the ideal scholar as the "intellectual man," "the Thinker," and finally as "Man Thinking." His image of what the true scholar should be remained essentially unchanged, but his idea of how the scholar should respond to public issues gradually altered during his later years as the crisis over slavery increasingly divided America. Part II examines Emerson's reaction to both personal and public crises as the country moved toward the Civil War and beyond and as he himself became more and more active in the Anti-Slavery movement. The book concludes with an appraisal of the Emersonian scholar in his role as a widely respected teacher of self-reliance and self-fulfillment. Following the course of Emerson's intellectual life in terms of his chosen angle of vision as a scholar, Emerson on the Scholar leads to a new understanding and appreciation of Emerson and his thought in relation to American life, then and now
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Sealts, Merton M
Dewey number
001.2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1615.A84
LC item number
S43 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Learning and scholarship in literature
  • United States
  • Gelehrter
  • Selbstverständnis
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Emerson on the scholar, Merton M. Sealts, Jr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-309) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Scholar Idealized -- pt. 1. Toward "The American Scholar" I. Find Your Calling. 1. Emerson and the Church, 1821-1812. 2. Pulpit and the Platform, 1832-1831. 3. Biography and Literature. II. Life Into Truth. 4. Nature, 1836. 5. Human Nature, 1836-1837. 6. Man Thinking: "The American Scholar," 1837 -- pt. 2. The Scholar Engaged. III. "The New Philosophy" 7. "A sad self-knowledge," 1838-1839. 8. Transition, 1839-1842. 9. Expression, 1842-1844. 10. Representation, 1845-1846. IV. The Scholar's Dilemma. 11. The Scholar and Reform, 1837-1844. 12. New and Larger Circles, 1845-1850. 13. The Scholar and Public Affairs, 1850-1865. V. The Sage of Concord. 14. England and America, 1847-1856. 15. Other Slaves to Free, 1851-1860. 16. Terminus, 1860-1882 -- Epilogue: The Scholar As Teacher
Control code
25315987
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 326 pages
Isbn
9780826208316
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92000197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1436424
Label
Emerson on the scholar, Merton M. Sealts, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-309) 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
Introduction: The Scholar Idealized -- pt. 1. Toward "The American Scholar" I. Find Your Calling. 1. Emerson and the Church, 1821-1812. 2. Pulpit and the Platform, 1832-1831. 3. Biography and Literature. II. Life Into Truth. 4. Nature, 1836. 5. Human Nature, 1836-1837. 6. Man Thinking: "The American Scholar," 1837 -- pt. 2. The Scholar Engaged. III. "The New Philosophy" 7. "A sad self-knowledge," 1838-1839. 8. Transition, 1839-1842. 9. Expression, 1842-1844. 10. Representation, 1845-1846. IV. The Scholar's Dilemma. 11. The Scholar and Reform, 1837-1844. 12. New and Larger Circles, 1845-1850. 13. The Scholar and Public Affairs, 1850-1865. V. The Sage of Concord. 14. England and America, 1847-1856. 15. Other Slaves to Free, 1851-1860. 16. Terminus, 1860-1882 -- Epilogue: The Scholar As Teacher
Control code
25315987
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 326 pages
Isbn
9780826208316
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92000197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1436424

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