believed all living things were bound together and humans were essentially good.
I should add that for an intellectual historian bent on highlighting ideas as "discourse," it helps to have traipsing around one's hero Romantic intellectuals like the Transcendentalists
, who wrote copiously to each other, in the largest outpouring of personally and philosophically self-conscious papers in American history.
At the heart of this drama," Wenke elaborates, "is the importance of risk taking, for which Mailer finds a paradigm in the myths and histories of such American figures as the pioneer, the outlaw, the inventor, the early industrialist, the boxer, and the movie star as well as in the transcendentalist
quester of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman" (xxi).
Jefferson's writings and world view created a web of difficulty for both the Transcendentalists
and the Agrarians.
Holmes was a well-known skeptic of the Transcendentalists
and his parodic poems had even publicly mocked them.
The authors present mindfulness in terms of American spiritualists and psychologists, like the transcendentalists
and the pragmatists, while also charting the introduction of Asian methods and practice.
In this way the transcendentalists
foreshadow the pragmatists and phenomenologists.
She has been given special recognition for her seminal work on Tolstoy's connections with American transcendentalists
Raised among transcendentalists
, abolitionists and some of the 19th century's most famous writers, Louisa May Alcott probably didn't surprise anyone by pursuing a literary career.
Reynolds explains that he intends to unite ecocritical, philosophical, and political approaches to Transcendentalists
with a transnational one (461).
Alcott's childhood and adolescence are well-documented, since everyone in her family's circle kept journals, and the Alcotts' friends and neighbors in Concord, Massachusetts, included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller, the one woman among the Transcendentalists
in Turkish, Farsi, Arabic, Urdu), as well as with American Transcendentalists
of the nineteenth century, and that which tends toward the spiritual and the ecstatic in modern American poetry.
Part of the strategy for moderating our view of Hawthorne's racism involves establishing the racist views of his contemporaries, even and especially those Transcendentalists
who severely criticized his pro-Pierce loyalty and his refusal to identify with the abolitionist cause.
Bicknell's collection centers on the leading Transcendentalists
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Bronson Alcott, among others.
It would be a nice supplement to classroom studies of the Transcendentalists