Mary Moody Emerson and the Origins of Transcendentalism: A Family History Phyllis Cole

ISBN:

Published:

Kindle Edition

384 pages


Description

Mary Moody Emerson and the Origins of Transcendentalism: A Family History  by  Phyllis Cole

Mary Moody Emerson and the Origins of Transcendentalism: A Family History by Phyllis Cole
| Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 384 pages | ISBN: | 9.78 Mb

Mary Moody Emerson has long been a New England legend, the eccentric Calvinist aunt of Ralph Waldo Emerson, wearing a death-shroud as her daily garment. This exciting new study, based on the first reading of all her known letters and diaries,MoreMary Moody Emerson has long been a New England legend, the eccentric Calvinist aunt of Ralph Waldo Emerson, wearing a death-shroud as her daily garment. This exciting new study, based on the first reading of all her known letters and diaries, reveals a complex human voice and powerful forerunner of American Transcendentalism.

From the years of her famous nephews infancy, in both private and published writings, she celebrated independence, solitude in nature, and inward communion with God.Mary Moody Emerson inherited both resources and constraints from her family, a lineage of Massachusetts ministers who had earlier practiced spiritual awakening and political resistance against England.

Cole discovers a previously unexamined Emerson tradition of fervent piety in the ancestors own writing and Marys preservation of their memory. She also examines the position of a woman in this patriarchal family. Barred from the pulpit and university by her sex, she also refused marriage to become a reader, writer, and religious seeker.Coles biography explores this reading and writing as both a womans vocation and a gift to Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Helping to raise her nephews after their fathers death, Mary Moody Emerson urged Waldo the college student to seek solitude in nature and become a divine poet. Coles pioneering study, tracing crucial lines of influence from Mary Emersons heretofore unknown texts to her nephews major works, establishes a fresh and vital source for a central American literary tradition.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "Mary Moody Emerson and the Origins of Transcendentalism: A Family History":


outletleszno.pl

©2008-2015 | DMCA | Contact us