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" Go love thy infant; love thy woodchopper; be good-natured and modest; have that grace; and never varnish your hard, uncharitable ambition with this incredible tenderness for black folk a thousand miles off. Thy love afar is spite at home. "
Select Essays and Poems - Página 33
por Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1898 - 120 páginas
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Solitude: A Philosophical Encounter

Philip Koch - 1994 - 375 páginas
...points out in "Emerson and the Virtues,"38 even those who did belong to Emerson did not fare better: I shun father and mother and wife and brother when...genius calls me. I would write on the lintels of the door post, Whim. I hope it is somewhat better than whim at last, but we cannot spend the day in explanation....
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Microsociology: Discourse, Emotion, and Social Structure

Thomas J. Scheff - 1990 - 214 páginas
...last reference to Emerson evokes another aspect of genius — singleminded dedication to one's work: "I shun father and mother and wife and brother, when my genius calls me." Once again the image which Emerson evokes refers to a high level of self-esteem, in this case, the...
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The Masterless: Self & Society in Modern America

Wilfred M. McClay - 1994 - 366 páginas
...Such a liberatory figure would be so socially disengaged as to hold even his own kin of small account: "I shun father and mother and wife and brother when my genius calls me."46 But he would in the end enjoy the fullest reward for his aloofness, since he would be "exercising...
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The American Face of Edgar Allan Poe

Shawn James Rosenheim, Stephen Rachman, Associate Professor of English and Director of the American Studies Program Stephen Rachman - 1995 - 364 páginas
...violent shunning, whereas Emerson's and Thoreau's worlds begin with or after the shunning of others ("I shun father and mother and wife and brother when my genius calls me") and typically depict the "I" just beside itself. The interest of the connection is that all undertake...
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Unity, Volume 18

1903
...namely, believe his own thought, express his own life, be not only "Man Thinking " but Man Acting. "Your goodness must have some edge to it else it is none . . . Do your work and I shall know you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself . . . Every...
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Inventing the Psychological: Toward a Cultural History of Emotional Life in ...

Joel Pfister, Nancy Schnog - 1997 - 329 páginas
...variously as Spontaneity, Instinct, and Whim. Describing his own creative method, Emerson proudly declares: "I shun father and mother and wife and brother when...me. I would write on the lintels of the door-post, Whim."34 Alcott situates her protagonist within this discourse of creative individualism by introducing...
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God in Concord: Ralph Waldo Emerson's Awakening to the Infinite

Richard G. Geldard - 1999 - 191 páginas
...this sense. The key passage in "Self-Reliance" (already quoted in chapter 10) is a necessary severity: Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is...me. I would write on the lintels of the door-post, "Whim." I hope it is somewhat better than whim at last, but we cannot spend the day in explanation....
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A West Texas Soapbox

Jim Sanderson - 1998 - 123 páginas
...genius"; "Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist"; "Your goodness must have some edge to it—else it is none. The doctrine of hatred must be preached...the counteraction of the doctrine of love when that pulses and whines. I shun father and mother and wife and brother, when my genius calls me. I would...
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Contesting Spirit: Nietzsche, Affirmation, Religion

Tyler T. Roberts - 1998 - 256 páginas
...the future as "steps, but without a path" (1995: 8). Elsewhere he invokes a passage from Emerson: "l shun father and mother and wife and brother when my genius calls me. l would write on the lintels of the door-post, Whim. l hope it is somewhat better than whim at last,...
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Critical Environments: Postmodern Theory and the Pragmatics of the "outside"

Cary Wolfe - 1998 - 175 páginas
...only to itself, above all compromise, beyond all cooperation. This is the Emerson who calls on us to "shun father and mother and wife and brother when my genius calls me," who insists that "When the good is near you . . . you shall not discern the footprints of any other;...
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