Individualism and its discontents: appropriations of Emerson, 1880-1950
"Mitchell illuminates not only Emersonian philosophy but also major strands in American intellectual history. His study stands as a solid, thoughtful contribution to scholarship that should appeal to Americanists in the fields of literature, philosophy, and cultural history". -- David S. Reynolds
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