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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Essayist, Poet (25-May-1803 — 27-Apr-1882)


Shanta Acharya. The Influence of Indian Thought on Ralph Waldo Emerson. Edwin Mellen Press. 2001. 268pp.

Bronson Alcott. Ralph Waldo Emerson: An Estimate of His Character and Genius in Prose and Verse. Boston: A. Williams & Co.. 1882. 81pp.

Carlos Baker. Emerson Among the Eccentrics: A Group Portrait. New York: Viking. 1996. 608pp.

Richard E. Brantley. Anglo-American Antiphony: The Late Romanticism of Tennyson and Emerson. University Press of Florida. 1994. 352pp.

Robert E. Burkholder. Ralph Waldo Emerson: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism, 1980-1991. Troy, MO: Greenwood Publishing Group. 1994.

James Elliot Cabot. A Memoir of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Cambridge, MA: Riverside Press. 1887. (2 vols.)

Eric Cheyfitz. The Trans-Parent: Sexual Politics in the Language of Emerson. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1981. 188pp.

George Willis Cooke. A Bibliography of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1908. 340pp.

Peter S. Field. Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Making of a Democratic Intellectual. 2002.

Richard Garnett. Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson. London: Walter Scott. 1888. 207pp.

Maurice Gonnaud. Translated by Lawrence Rosenwald. An Uneasy Solitude: Individual and Society in the Work of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Princeton University Press. 1987.

Jay Grossman. Reconstituting the American Renaissance: Emerson, Whitman, and the Politics of Representation. Duke University Press. 2003. 273pp.

Hubert H. Hoeltje. Sheltering Tree: A Story of the Friendship of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Amos Bronson Alcott. Duke University Press. 1943.

Frederick William Holls (editor). Correspondence Between Ralph Waldo Emerson and Herman Grimm. Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co./The Riverside Press. 1903. 90pp.

Oliver Wendell Holmes. Ralph Waldo Emerson. London: Kegan Paul, Trench and Company. 1885. 441pp.

Robert K. Hudnut. The Aesthetics of Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Materials and Methods of His Poetry. Edwin Mellen Press. 1996. 120pp.

Bunsho Jugaku. A Bibliography of Ralph Waldo Emerson in Japan From 1878 to 1935. Kyoto, Japan: The Sunward Press. 1947. 70pp.

Milton R. Konvitz (editor). The Recognition of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Selected Criticism Since 1837. University of Michigan Press. 1972. 224pp.

Lewis Leary. Ralph Waldo Emerson: An Interpretive Essay. Twayne. 1980. 170pp.

Jonathan Levin. The Poetics of Transition: Emerson, Pragmatism & American Literary Modernism. Duke University Press. 1999. 222pp.

John McAleer. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Days of Encounter. Boston: Little, Brown & Co.. 1984. 748pp.

T. S. McMillin. Our Preposterous Use of Literature: Emerson and the Nature of Reading. University of Illinois Press. 2000. 183pp.

Andrew McMurry. Environmental Renaissance: Emerson, Thoreau, and the American System of Nature. University of Georgia Press. 2003. 280pp.

Joel Myerson (editor). The Selected Letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Columbia University Press. 1998. 480pp.

Joel Myerson. A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Oxford University Press. 1999. 332pp.

Joel Myerson. Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Descriptive Bibliography. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1982. 802pp.

Charles Eliot Norton (editor). The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. 1883. (2 vols.) 368pp. + 832pp.

Barbara L. Packer. Emerson's Fall: A New Interpretation of the Major Essays. New York: Continuum. 1982. 244pp.

Joel Porte. Representative Man: Ralph Waldo Emerson in His Time. Oxford University Press. 1979. 261pp.

Joel Porte. The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Cambridge University Press. 1999.

Joel Porte (editor). Emerson: Prospect and Retrospect. Harvard University Press. 1982. 197pp. Nine essays.

Manfred Puetz. Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Bibliography of Twentieth-Century Criticism. Pieterlen, Switzerland: Peter Lang. 1986.

Paula Robbins. The Royal Family of Concord: Samuel, Elizabeth, and Rockwood Hoar and Their Friendship With Ralph Waldo Emerson. Xlibris Corporation. 2003. 424pp.

Ralph L. Rusk (editor). The Letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Columbia University Press. 1939. (6 vols.)

Merton M. Sealts; Alfred R. Ferguson. Emerson's Nature: Origin, Growth, Meaning. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 1969. 180pp.

Taylor Stoehr. Nay-Saying in Concord: Emerson, Alcott, and Thoreau. Hamden, CT: Archon Books. 1979.

Laura D. Walls. Emerson's Life in Science: The Culture of Truth. Cornell University Press. 2003. 280pp.

Sarah A. Wider. The Critical Reception of Emerson: Unsettling All Things. Rochester, NY: Camden House. 2000. 196pp.

David Wittenberg. Philosophy, Revision, Critique: Rereading Practices in Heidegger, Nietzsche and Emerson. Stanford University Press. 2001. 282pp.

Donald Yannella. Ralph Waldo Emerson. Twayne. 1982. 147pp.

Richard Allyn Yoder. Emerson and the Orphic Poet in America. University of California Press. 1978. 240pp.

Regina M. Young. The Romantic and Transcendental Quests of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Victor-Marie Hugo. Edwin Mellen Press. 2003.. 414pp.


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  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.348)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.478)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.319)

  11. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.81)

  12. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.227)

  13. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.130)

  14. American Authors 1600-1900 (pp.252-55)

  15. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.317)

  16. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.221)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.168)

  18. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.195)

  19. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (pp.271-73)

  20. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.170)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.5)

  22. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.144)

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