Emerson and his legacy: essays in honor of Quentin Anderson

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Southern Illinois University Press, Jan 1, 1986 - Literary Collections - 250 pages
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The essays continue a dialogue between the New England of Emerson and the New York milieu of the early 1930s. The New York dialogue flourished among in­tellectuals simultaneously concerned with the political consequences of liber­alism and Marxism and with the imag­inative implications of modernism. In both periods the vexing relationship be­tween politics and literary expression was a common concern.


Contributors, some of whom write about Emerson, some about Quentin Anderson, are Jacques Barzun, Stephen Do­nadio, Denis Donoghue, Aaron Fogel, Carl Hovde, Steven Marcus, Stephen Railton, Ormond Seavey, Peter Shaw, Timothy Trask, Diana Trilling, and Paul Zweig.

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A Commentary on Nature
The Dialectic of Emersons
English and American Traits

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Stephen Donadio is chairman of the Department of American Literature and Civilization at Middlebury College.


Ste­phen Railton is Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia.


Or­mond Seavey is Associate professor of En­glish at George Washington University.

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