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Emerson's Proteges

Mentoring and Marketing Transcendentalism's Future
by David Dowling
Yale Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2014
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 332 pp.
Size: 6.25 x 9.50 inches

ISBN: 9780300197440
TB Code: 1805432
Availability: 138 in stock

In the late 1830s, Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, poet, lecturer, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement, publicly called for a radical nationwide vocational reinvention, and an idealistic group of collegians eagerly responded. Assuming the role of mentor, editor, and promoter, Emerson freely offered them his time, financial support, and anti-materialistic counsel, and profoundly shaped the careers of his young acolytes—including Henry David Thoreau, renowned journalist and women’s rights advocate Margaret Fuller, and lesser-known literary figures such as Samuel Ward and reckless romantic poets Jones Very, Ellery Channing, and Charles Newcomb.