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Published: 10 February 2011

240 Pages

ISBN: 9780199752010

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Emerson's Ghosts

Literature, Politics, and the Making of Americanists

Randall Fuller

  • Addresses Emerson's role and legacy as America's first public intellectual and his influence on the major Americanist scholars of the twentieth century
  • Provides an overview of the criticism generated by an influential cohort of Americanists, including works by Van Wyck Brooks, F. O. Matthiessen, Perry Miller and Sacvan Bercovitch.
  • Covers the major developments in American literary criticism from the nineteenth century through the late twentieth century.

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