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The Poet as Orphic Singer: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Günter Leypoldt

in Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635740
eISBN:
9780748651658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635740.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter takes a look at Ralph Waldo Emerson, who is considered as a poet-intellectual. It reveals that Emerson is believed to be the father of American's cultural independence, as well as the ... More


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