Emerson's protégés : mentoring and marketing transcendentalism's future / David Dowling.

"In the late 1830s, Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, poet, lecturer, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement, publicly called for a radical nationwide vocational reinvention, and an idealistic group of collegians eagerly responded. Assuming the role of mentor, editor, and promoter,...

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Main Author: Dowling, David Oakey, 1967- (Author)
Format: Book
Published:New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
Table of Contents:
  • Part I Prized progeny
  • 1 Emerson's hero: mentoring Margaret Fuller
  • 2 Henry David Thoreau: a poet's apprenticeship
  • Part II Trafficking in art
  • 3 Christopher Cranch: finding the painter in the poet
  • 4 Samuel Gray Ward: a financier's aesthetic
  • Part III Reckless romantics
  • 5 Ellery Charming: Saturday afternoon professor; or, Concord's mad poet
  • 6 Jones Very: a poet's zeal
  • 7 Charles King Newcomb: Emerson's dark apprentice.