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Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed
by Joel Porte
Emerson and Thoreau are the most celebrated odd couple of nineteenth-century American literature. Appearing to play the roles of benign mentor and eager disciple, they can also be seen as bitter rivals: America’s foremost literary statesman, protective of his reputation, and an ambitious and sometimes refractory protégé. The truth, Joel Porte maintains, is that Emerson and ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 11th 2004 by Yale University Press
(first published January 1st 1985)
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An interesting if not mind-shattering collection of essays on Emerson and Thoreau by a prominent scholar. I enjoyed his discussion of Transcendentalist humor, particularly Emerson's, in which Porte contradicts the stereotype of the transcendentalists as always overly earnest in their idealism. 7/09