Transatlantic Transcendentalism

Transatlantic Transcendentalism Coleridge, Emerson, and Nature - Edinburgh Studies in Transatlantic Literatures

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The first book devoted to Coleridge's influence on Emerson and the development of American TranscendentalismAs Samantha Harvey demonstrates, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's thought galvanized Emerson at a pivotal moment in his intellectual development in the years 1826-1836, giving him new ways to harmonize the Romantic triad of nature, spirit and humanity. Emerson did not think about Coleridge: he thought with Coleridge, resulting in a unique case of assimilative influence. In addition to examining his specific literary, philosophical, and theological influences on Emerson, this book reveals Coleridge's centrality for Boston Transcendentalism and Vermont Transcendentalism, a movement which profoundly affected the development of modern higher education, the national press, and the emergence of Pragmatism. Key Features *Illuminates how the emerging field of transatlantic studies has opened new circulatory spaces to reconsider the relationship between Coleridge and Emerson*Asserts Coleridge as the single most important influence on Emerson's early essays*Examines the centrality of nature in the dynamic context of Transatlantic Romanticism*Highlights the essential but overlooked legacy of Coleridge's dynamic principles of method for Emerson and for Boston and Vermont Transcendentalism

Book information

ISBN: 9780748681389
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Imprint: EUP
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.7
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 232
Weight: -1g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm