Emerson: The Roots of Prophecy

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Evelyn Barish began this book partly to inquire into a silence--Ralph Waldo Emerson's failure to discuss or mourn his father, who died when the boy was seven years old. As she probed the meaning of this loss, she found herself tracing the development of an American prophet, producing a detailed intellectual biography of Emerson's early years up to the writing of Nature. In the process she has painted a vivid picture of American society of the period and of Emerson's unusual family--including his aunt, Mary Moody Emerson, a ...

Emerson: The Roots of Prophecy 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

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Emerson: The Roots of Prophecy 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

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Emerson: The Roots of Prophecy 1990, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

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