The Resource Emerson among the eccentrics : a group portrait, Carlos Baker

Emerson among the eccentrics : a group portrait, Carlos Baker

Label
Emerson among the eccentrics : a group portrait
Title
Emerson among the eccentrics
Title remainder
a group portrait
Statement of responsibility
Carlos Baker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • When Carlos Baker died in 1987, he had completed all but the finishing touches on what will be considered his masterpiece. An esteemed literary critic and mentor to several generations of younger scholars, Carlos Baker had a lifelong interest in the writers of the American Renaissance, particularly in Ralph Waldo Emerson, its intellectual centerpiece, but also in Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Amos Bronson Alcott, and Margaret Fuller, all of whom made Concord a mecca for American intellectuals, with Emerson undoubtedly its foremost citizen. Lucky for us that in his last years Carlos Baker poured his resources, wisdom, and affections into this remarkable book
  • Emerson Among the Eccentrics is that rarest of accomplishments: a magnificent biography that functions equally as a group portrait and a highly detailed reconstruction of an entire area. Carlos Baker was indefatigable in going through all of the principal characters, journals, and correspondence to reconstruct, minutely, entire days; the result is a vivid and textured mosaic not just of the group's interrelationships but of their daily lives - what they ate, what they wore, what they did for entertainment, what they valued and what they did not, how they "managed" life. All of this, though, went to serve Baker's larger aim and hope of bringing Emerson to life in his quotidian relationships: as young man and old; husband, father, son, and brother; preacher, lecturer, editor, and clubman; farmer, householder, host, and guest
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1909-1987
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Carlos
Dewey number
  • 814/.3
  • b
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1633
LC item number
.B34 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Authors, American
  • United States
Label
Emerson among the eccentrics : a group portrait, Carlos Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Extent
xv, 608 p.
Isbn
9780670866755
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95034146
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u958869-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJM-3575
  • 04020
  • (OCoLC)32855735
Label
Emerson among the eccentrics : a group portrait, Carlos Baker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Extent
xv, 608 p.
Isbn
9780670866755
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95034146
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u958869-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJM-3575
  • 04020
  • (OCoLC)32855735

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