The Russian reviewer, as we can see, noted some important connections in the transatlantic cultural dialogue but was far from understanding the essence of American Transcendentalism
She argues that a combination of philosophically aware religious faith and aesthetically daring verbal perfectionism are the very essence of American Transcendentalism
carries a rich philosophical foundation, the product of a variety of beliefs, social issues, and philosophies (Koster, 1975).
Coleridge's seminal interpretations of Kant were those most widely read by his contemporaries William Wordsworth and Thomas Carlyle, as well as the primary progenitor of American transcendentalism
, Ralph Waldo Emerson.
For the most part, they were young men who were either directly or indirectly involved in World War I and who belonged to a young generation that went to fight in that war, having been brought up on a very romantic and idealistic diet of Jeffersonianism and American Transcendentalism
Alan Bewell starts the issue with a broad survey of colonial natural history and its place as a discursive site for colonial conceptions and relationships; George Gilpin explores Blake's use and abuse of John Hunter's anatomical and implicitly forensic science to advance an integrated and Romantic science of life; Tim Fulford evokes the vital fluid of Romantic mesmerists to summon and query the politics and poetics of the 1790s; Stuart Peterfreund examines the Romantic transformations of Paracelsus' neglected science of affinities in Frankenstein; and Eric Wilson reads Thoreau and American transcendentalism
through the life formations and the transparencies of Romantic crystallography.
Both Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, titans of 19th-century American transcendentalism
, loved it.
One cannot, he maintains, fully understand American Transcendentalism
and many writers of the American Renaissance without an adequate understanding of the role played by esotericism in their creative imaginations.
All the major nineteenth-century versions of rationalistic realism and romantic idealism--including an American transcendentalism
popularized by Ralph Waldo Emerson--built upon Kant's ideas.
A raft of academics have expended their careers variously accounting for the sudden bloom of American Transcendentalism
, the strange, homegrown spiritual product that proclaims every individual's ability to absorb and secrete omnipotent power.
Likewise, Bernard Bell's "Genealogical Shifts in Du Bois's Discourse" traces the historical origins of Du Bois's discourse of double consciousness to European Romanticism, American Transcendentalism
, and William James's exploration of double consciousness as a psychological concept in The Principles of Psychology (1890).
If the Utopianism here came to bear most clearly the stamp of Fourier, so it is the communitarian Ripley rather than the ideally self-reliant Emerson who may be 'the essential figure in American Transcendentalism
as a whole' (p.
Irving Lowens, "Writings about Music in the Periodicals of American Transcendentalism
(1835-50)," Journal of the American Musicological Society 10 (1957): 71-85; republished with slight changes as "Music and American Transcendentalism
(1835-50)" and "A Check-List of Writings about Music in the Periodicals of American Transcendentalism
(1835-50)" in his Music and Musicians in Early America (New York: W.
By then, Sandler says, he had embraced American Transcendentalism
Mueller, The American Symphony Orchestra: a Social History of Musical Taste (Bloomington, 1951); `Music and American Transcendentalism
(1835-1850)' and a 183-item `Check-List', in Lowens, Music and Musicians in Early America (pp.