Sublime Thoughts/Penny Wisdom: Situating Emerson and Thoreau in the American Market

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Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau have traditionally been portrayed as alienated outsiders, isolated voices of opposition to a society that failed to heed their words. More recently, they have been seen as unwitting advocates of capitalist culture, their texts and careers driven by its hidden logic even as they indicted its excesses. In Sublime Thoughts/Penny Wisdom Richard F. Teichgraeber III rejects both of these views to offer a revisionist account of the relation of Emerson and Thoreau to the emerging market ...

Sublime Thoughts/Penny Wisdom: Situating Emerson and Thoreau in the American Market 1995, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801850004

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