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The Resource American metempsychosis : Emerson, Whitman, and the new poetry, John Michael Corrigan

American metempsychosis : Emerson, Whitman, and the new poetry, John Michael Corrigan

Label
American metempsychosis : Emerson, Whitman, and the new poetry
Title
American metempsychosis
Title remainder
Emerson, Whitman, and the new poetry
Statement of responsibility
John Michael Corrigan
Title variation
Emerson, Whitman, and the new poetry
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""The transmigration of souls is no fable. I would it were, but men and women are only half human." With these words, Ralph Waldo Emerson confronts a dilemma that illuminates the formation of American individualism: to evolve and become fully human requires a heightened engagement with history. Americans, Emerson argues, must realize history's chronology in themselves--because their own minds and bodies are its evolving record. Whereas scholarship has tended to minimize the mystical underpinnings of Emerson's notion of the self, his depictions of "the metempsychosis of nature" reveal deep roots in mystical traditions from Hinduism and Buddhism to Platonism and Christian esotericism. In essay after essay, Emerson uses metempsychosis as an open-ended template to understand human development. In Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman transforms Emerson's conception of metempsychotic selfhood into an expressly poetic event. His vision of transmigration viscerally celebrates the poet's ability to assume and live in other bodies; his American poet seeks to incorporate the entire nation into his own person so that he can speak for every man and woman."--Project Muse
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Corrigan, John Michael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Whitman, Walt
  • American literature
  • Self-consciousness (Awareness) in literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Transmigration in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Self-consciousness (Awareness) in literature
Label
American metempsychosis : Emerson, Whitman, and the new poetry, John Michael Corrigan
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The metempsychotic mind -- The double consciousness -- Reading the metempsychotic text -- Writing the metempsychotic text -- The new poetry
Control code
ocn808367423
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unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 248 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780823242375
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
  • 9786613888860
  • ebc3239614
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388886
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)808367423
Label
American metempsychosis : Emerson, Whitman, and the new poetry, John Michael Corrigan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) 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
The metempsychotic mind -- The double consciousness -- Reading the metempsychotic text -- Writing the metempsychotic text -- The new poetry
Control code
ocn808367423
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 248 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823242375
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 9786613888860
  • ebc3239614
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
388886
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808367423

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