Experience and Experimental Writing
Literary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses
Reviews and Awards
"Grimstad's provocative book promises to retrieve the concept of experience from the disreputable position it holds in literary studies and philosophy, restoring to our critical vocabularies a word capable, in the best pragmatist fashion, of transforming our interpretive habits and stimulating new intellectual inquiries. -The Los Angeles Review of Books "
"This is a book that deserves to be widely read. It is smart, engaging, and ambitious, and not since Cavell has Emerson been discussed with such sophistication and insight. Grimstad even manages to make the vexed notion of 'experience' appear serious again. No scholar of American philosophy and literature can afford to ignore Experience and Experimental Writing. -John Gibson, co-editor of The Literary Wittgenstein "