Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 January 2018

184 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190842529

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Emerson's Memory Loss

Originality, Communality, and the Late Style

Christopher Hanlon

  • Provides the first study to focus on Emerson's experience, late in life, of profound memory loss
  • Offers a reading of Emerson that positions his thinking as inherently communal and social
  • Assesses the extent to which works published under Emerson's name were actually collaborations
  • Reveals the crucial role of Ellen Tucker Emerson in helping to compose many of Emerson's texts