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The Resource Aesthetic individualism and practical intellect : American allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James, Olaf Hansen

Aesthetic individualism and practical intellect : American allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James, Olaf Hansen

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Aesthetic individualism and practical intellect : American allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James
Title
Aesthetic individualism and practical intellect
Title remainder
American allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James
Statement of responsibility
Olaf Hansen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Addressing vital issues in the current revision of American literary studies, Olaf Hansen carries out an exposition of American writing as a philosophical tradition. His broad and comparative view of American culture reveals the importance of the American allegory as a genuine artistic and intellectual style and as a distinct mode of thought particularly suited to express the philosophical legacy of transcendentalism. Hansen traces intellectual and cultural continuities and disruptions from Emerson through Thoreau and Henry Adams to William James, paying special attention to the modernism of transcendental thought and to its quality as a valid philosophy in its own right. Concerned with defining ideas of self, selfhood, and subjectivity and with moral tradition as an act of creating order out of the cosmos, the American allegory provided a basic and frequently overlooked link between transcendentalism and pragmatism. Its "suggestive incompleteness" combined in a highly dialectic manner the essence of both enlightenment and romanticism. Characterized neither by absolute objectivity nor by absolute subjectivity, it allowed speculation about the meaning of reality and about humankind's place in a realm of appearances. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hansen, Olaf
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Adams, Henry
  • James, William
  • Adams, Henry
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • James, William
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • American literature
  • Allegory
  • Individualism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Allegory
  • American literature
  • Individualism in literature
  • Technique
  • Allegory
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Anglo-American Literature, general
  • Individualism in literature
  • Literary Studies
  • Literature in Diverse Languages
  • Technique
  • Englische Literatur Amerikas
Label
Aesthetic individualism and practical intellect : American allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James, Olaf Hansen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-246) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER 5. Henry Adams
  • CHAPTER 6. William James
  • CHAPTER 7. American Allegory
  • SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER 1. Allegory and the Work of Tradition
  • CHAPTER 2. Merlin's Laughter
  • CHAPTER 3. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • CHAPTER 4. Henry David Thoreau
Control code
ocn889253318
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400860746
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400860746
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt737vnr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253318
Label
Aesthetic individualism and practical intellect : American allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James, Olaf Hansen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-246) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER 5. Henry Adams
  • CHAPTER 6. William James
  • CHAPTER 7. American Allegory
  • SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER 1. Allegory and the Work of Tradition
  • CHAPTER 2. Merlin's Laughter
  • CHAPTER 3. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • CHAPTER 4. Henry David Thoreau
Control code
ocn889253318
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400860746
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400860746
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt737vnr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253318

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