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The Emerson Museum

Practical Romanticism and the Pursuit of the Whole

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PAPERBACK

$38.00 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674248847

Publication Date: 04/25/1997

Short

304 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 halftones

World

  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: The View from the Notch
  • 1. Ruins in the Eye
    • Coleridge and the Prospect of me Whole
    • Emersonian Transparency
  • 2. The Emerson Museum
    • In the Gardens of Natural History
    • Paris and the Scientific Eye
  • 3. Life’s Writing
  • 4. Practical Power
    • Compensation and Criticism
    • The Skeptical Return
    • True Romance
  • Notes
  • Index

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