Examining the long shadow cast by Emerson, and his role and significance as a truly American institution, Buell conveys both the style and substance of Emerson's accomplishment--in his conception of America as the transplantation of Englishness into the new world, and in his prodigious work as writer, religious thinker, and philosopher.

Emerson 2004, Belknap Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674016279

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Emerson 2003, Belknap Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674011397