The Resource Emerson among the eccentrics : a group portrait, by Carlos Baker ; introduction and epilogue by James R. Mellow

Emerson among the eccentrics : a group portrait, by Carlos Baker ; introduction and epilogue by James R. Mellow

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Emerson among the eccentrics : a group portrait
Title
Emerson among the eccentrics
Title remainder
a group portrait
Statement of responsibility
by Carlos Baker ; introduction and epilogue by James R. Mellow
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Language
eng
Summary
  • When Carlos Baker died in 1987, he had completed all but the finishing touches on what will be considered his masterpiece. An esteemed literary critic and mentor to several generations of younger scholars, Carlos Baker had a lifelong interest in the writers of the American Renaissance, particularly in Ralph Waldo Emerson, its intellectual centerpiece, but also in Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Amos Bronson Alcott, and Margaret Fuller, all of whom made Concord a mecca for American intellectuals, with Emerson undoubtedly its foremost citizen. Lucky for us that in his last years Carlos Baker poured his resources, wisdom, and affections into this remarkable book
  • Emerson Among the Eccentrics is that rarest of accomplishments: a magnificent biography that functions equally as a group portrait and a highly detailed reconstruction of an entire area. Carlos Baker was indefatigable in going through all of the principal characters, journals, and correspondence to reconstruct, minutely, entire days; the result is a vivid and textured mosaic not just of the group's interrelationships but of their daily lives - what they ate, what they wore, what they did for entertainment, what they valued and what they did not, how they "managed" life. All of this, though, went to serve Baker's larger aim and hope of bringing Emerson to life in his quotidian relationships: as young man and old; husband, father, son, and brother; preacher, lecturer, editor, and clubman; farmer, householder, host, and guest
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 814/.3
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1633
LC item number
.B34 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Emerson among the eccentrics : a group portrait, by Carlos Baker ; introduction and epilogue by James R. Mellow
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Emerson among the eccentrics : a group portrait, by Carlos Baker ; introduction and epilogue by James R. Mellow
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Thirties. The brothers -- Aunt Mary -- Ishmael abroad -- Lidian -- Bronson Alcott -- Margaret Fuller -- Father Taylor -- Waldo and Nelly -- Alcott -- Thoreau -- Margaret Fuller -- Jones Very -- Margaret Fuller -- Very -- The Forties. Ellery Channing -- Sam and Anna -- Alcott, Elssler, Newcomb -- Waldo Minor -- Theodore Parker -- Hawthorne -- Alcott Homesteading, 1842-47 -- Hawthorne at the Manse -- Channing in Concord, 1843-45 -- Thoreau in New York, 1843 -- Margaret Fuller in New York, 1844-46 -- Thoreau at Walden -- Theodore Parker in Boston -- The absentees: Hawthorne -- Margaret Fuller abroad -- The absentees: Alcott -- The Fifties. The absentees: Margaret Fuller -- Thoreau and Channing -- The Lenox Collection -- Hawthorne, bird of passage -- Ellen
  • Cont.): Walt Whitman -- Theodore Parker, crusader -- Captain John Brown -- Whitman in person -- The man in the turret -- The Sixties. An Emersonian calendar, 1860 -- In time of war -- Grandeur and dust -- A funeral and a wedding -- Tales of a grandfather -- A force at work -- The Seventies. The high muse comes and goes -- The slopes of Parnassus -- Among the ruins
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ocm32855735
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
xv, 608 pages
Isbn
9780670866755
Lccn
95034146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)32855735

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