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The Resource Individualism and its discontents : appropriations of Emerson, 1880-1950, Charles E. Mitchell

Individualism and its discontents : appropriations of Emerson, 1880-1950, Charles E. Mitchell

Label
Individualism and its discontents : appropriations of Emerson, 1880-1950
Title
Individualism and its discontents
Title remainder
appropriations of Emerson, 1880-1950
Statement of responsibility
Charles E. Mitchell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the intertwined history of Emerson and individualism. Charles E. Mitchell begins by examining those who regarded Emersonian individualism with ambivalence or hostility, focusing on the comments of such diverse figures as Henry James, Sr., Oliver Wendell Holmes, Van Wyck Brooks, and H.L. Mencken. He then offers an alternative view as reflected in the work of William James, John Dewey, W.E.B. Du Bois, and William Carlos Williams. Each of these figures embraced Emerson's claim for the sanctity of the individual and wove it into a social vision that sought to reconcile the paradox at the heart of American life: a simultaneous devotion to the community and the individual, tradition and innovation, order and freedom
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, Charles E.
Dewey number
810.9/005
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1642.S58
LC item number
M58 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Individualism
  • Individualism in literature
  • American literature
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Individualism and its discontents : appropriations of Emerson, 1880-1950, Charles E. Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-217) 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
An individualism of vaporous spirituality -- The aroma of personality and the dignity of clean living -- The undersexed valetudinarian : Emerson and modern criticism -- William James and the varieties of Emerson -- W.E.B. Du Bois and the implications of pragmatism -- Inclusiveness without redundancy : William Carlos Williams in the Emersonian grain -- Emersonian refractions
Control code
35978684
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 220 pages
Isbn
9781558490734
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96039859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Individualism and its discontents : appropriations of Emerson, 1880-1950, Charles E. Mitchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-217) 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
An individualism of vaporous spirituality -- The aroma of personality and the dignity of clean living -- The undersexed valetudinarian : Emerson and modern criticism -- William James and the varieties of Emerson -- W.E.B. Du Bois and the implications of pragmatism -- Inclusiveness without redundancy : William Carlos Williams in the Emersonian grain -- Emersonian refractions
Control code
35978684
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 220 pages
Isbn
9781558490734
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96039859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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