Bendixen's account of American Romanticism
, rather than focusing on the Transcendentalists, examines less canonical writers, giving a compelling account of the work of women poets like Maria Gowen Brooks and Elizabeth Oakes Smith.
Thoreau's ghost and the spectre of nineteenth-century American Romanticism
in general haunt the characters in this story, and Natural Visions goes a long way to shed light on the changing notion of the sublime.
While Marshall aims to show the importance of the Peabodys themselves, as heralded in the book's subtitle, The Women Who Ignited American Romanticism
, one significant rationale for their importance is surely their close connection not only to Alcott, Mann, and Hawthorne, but also to William Ellery Channing and, especially, the ur-transcendentalist himself, Emerson.
Romantic Turbulence is a brief but ambitious exploration of American Romanticism
This was the innermost meaning of Lincoln's American romanticism
and, by implication, the innermost meaning of America.
Gilmore's close alignment, in his American Romanticism
and the Marketplace (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985), of capitalist development with the emergence of professional writing (p.
The inadequacy of this seemingly harmless procedure became obvious to me one day as I stood before a classroom of students taking American Romanticism
and assigned Moby-Dick, a rich and complex novel written by a man of undisputed genius at the height of his literary powers.
Shepard has a great affinity with the American Romanticism
of nineteenth century Transcendentalists like Emerson and Whitman.
Noting that some critics have dismissed American Romanticism
as "lovey-dovey, sappy music filled with lyricism and generally not worth our attention," OFAM executive director James Ralph challenges them to study up on the subject.
and literary modernism" (219).
Simonson's Radical Discontinuities: American Romanticism
and Christian Consciousness, which traces the two ideals, Jonathan Edwards' Christ versus Ralph Waldo Emerson's romantic mysticism, throughout American literature.
Although Spanish Caribbean literature copied European trends until the nineteenth century, it nevertheless enriched world literature with such notable contributions as the distinctively American romanticism
of Jose Maria Heredia (among others).
Although Rochelle is correct to argue for the "influence" of feminism on Le Guin, and although his claim that her rhetoric is reminiscent of American romanticism
and pragmatism is defensible, there is virtually no consideration of the significance for Le Guin of Taoism and communal anarchism.
The second chapter centers on the mythology of the West, pitting the American romanticism
of Ralph Waldo Emerson (who takes on the unlikely role of "cowboy" in this equation) against that of the English Walter Pater (who plays the "dandy") in an argument that deftly analogizes the interior and exterior frontiers that form romanticism's unified field of exploration.
It would also have been interesting to explore why Cavell does not include James and particularly Dewey in his own tradition of American Romanticism