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“In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World”: The Natural History of Henry David Thoreau

Joel Porte

in Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104462
eISBN:
9780300130577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104462.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the works of Henry David Thoreau related to natural history. It explains that Thoreau throughout his life produced writing that can be located in the genre of natural history ... More


Emerson’s Memory Loss

Christopher Hanlon

in Emerson's Memory Loss: Originality, Communality, and the Late Style

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190842529
eISBN:
9780190842550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842529.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Emerson’s 1870–71 lecture series Natural History of Intellect, which formed as Emerson’s experience of memory loss became profound, and registers its author’s shifting protocols ... More


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