Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Harold Bloom
Chelsea House, 2007 - 261 páginas
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Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of America's most influential thinkers, and indisputably the central figure of the American Renaissance of the mid-19th century. His essay Nature is considered to be the founding document for the Transcendentalist movement, and his influence can be seen in the writings of Whitman, Thoreau, Melville, and countless others. A synthesis of the most relevant interpretations of Emerson and his work, this freshly updated edition offers a first-rate study guide on this important essayist and philosopher at a level of depth that will lend new insight and inspire research.

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The Question of Means
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The American Religion
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The Curse of Kehama
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Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible. Harold Bloom passed away on October 14, 2019 in New Haven, at the age of 89.

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