An uneasy solitude : individual and society in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson /

This subtle intellectual biography juxtaposes Ralph Waldo Emerson's revolutionary spiritual thinking with his elitist ideas of race and property--a contrast so sharp as to make his personality seem almost incoherent." Writing in (he great modern tradition of French anglicisles, Maurice Gon...

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Main Author: Gonnaud, Maurice (Author)
Other Authors: Rosenwald, Lawrence (Translator)
Format: eBook
Published:Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1987]
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword / by Eric Cheyfitz
  • Translator's preface / by Lawrence Rosenwald
  • Author's preface to the French edition
  • Abbreviations
  • Part I: The uncertainties of a vocation. 1 The family milieu ; 2 Harvard: an apprenticeship in solitude ; The schoolteacher feels his way ; 4 The ministry, or, an attempt at the safe middle way
  • Part II: The discovery and glorification of the self. 5 The road to Concord ; 6 Prophecies and epiphany ; 7 Organizing victory ; 8 From affirmation to challenge
  • Part III: From ideal democracy to natural aristocracy. 9 Malaise ; 10 Exploring the problems ; 11 Equilibrium regained
  • Part IV: Individual and citizen. 12 The thorn in the flesh ; 13 A surrogate optimism ; 14 The last struggle
  • Bibliography of Emerson's writings
  • Index.