Aesthetic Individualism and Practical Intellect: American Allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James

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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 ...

Aesthetic Individualism and Practical Intellect: American Allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

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Aesthetic Individualism and Practical Intellect: American Allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

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Aesthetic Individualism and Practical Intellect: American Allegory in Emerson, Thoreau, Adams, and James 1990, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

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