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" Life only avails, not the having lived. Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state, in the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim. "
Essays: First Series - Página 61
por Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1852 - 333 páginas
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Critical Terms for Literary Study, Second Edition

Frank Lentricchia, Thomas McLaughlin - 2010 - 496 páginas
...to occupy: never, to borrow from Bloom's preferred precursor, "in the instant of repose," but always "in the moment of transition from a past to a new...the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim" (Emerson 1957, 158). In this context, "influence" indeed becomes a term applicable to other voices...
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Pragmatism: A Contemporary Reader

Russell B. Goodman - 1995 - 317 páginas
...since its power derives from its own internal movements. To repeat Emerson in "Self-Reliance," "power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state." James's pragmatism looks back to the two American writers he most admired — Emerson with his transitions,...
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Contesting Tears: The Hollywood Melodrama of the Unknown Woman

Stanley Cavell, Walter M Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value Emeritus Honorary Associate of Adams House Stanley Cavell - 1996 - 255 páginas
...freedom from the positive. This objection is like something Emerson likes to say, as in "Self- Reliance": "This one fact the world hates; that the soul becomes; for that . . . shoves Jesus and Judas equally aside") The taint of villainy functions to acknowledge a background...
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The Pragmatic Mind: Explorations in the Psychology of Belief

Mark Bauerlein - 1997 - 136 páginas
...(CW, 1:128). This translation is thinking, one that maintains its power by perpetuation, for "power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state" (CW, 2:4.0). But that perpetuation takes the form of permutation, of change from state to state, from...
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Literature and Philosophy

Herbert Grabes - 1997 - 418 páginas
...knew something about power too: "Power ceases in the instant of repose. It resides in the movement of transition from a past to a new state, in the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim."20 Not theoretical, not political, enough? Exactly so, 19 KSi. 20 Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self-Reliance,"...
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The Emerson Museum: Practical Romanticism and the Pursuit of the Whole

Lee Rust Brown - 1997 - 285 páginas
...architectural projections of an idea that preoccupied Emerson in all his work — the famous idea that "power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state" (CW2:40). What Emerson said of Plato's dialectic, he could as well have said of the passages: that...
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Emerson and the Climates of History

Eduardo Cadava - 1997 - 256 páginas
...historical poetics, it coincides with what he calls "Power." As he explains in "Self-Reliance": "Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the moment of transition from the past to a new state, in the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim" (W, 2: 69). Or, as...
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The Good Life

Charles B. Guignon - 1999 - 325 páginas
...present, and what is called life and what is called death. Life only avails, not the having lived. Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the...fact the world hates; that the soul becomes; for that forever degrades the past, turns all riches to poverty, all reputation to a shame, confounds the saint...
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The Poetics of Transition: Emerson, Pragmatism, & American Literary Modernism

Jonathan Levin - 1999 - 222 páginas
...American imaginations. Emerson provides one key formulation of the metaphor in "Self-Reliance": "Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the...the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim" (EL 271). Repose is a figure here for the deadening grip of habit. Once we settle into a condition...
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The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Porte, Saundra Morris - 1999 - 280 páginas
...present, to seize the day. "Life only avails, not the having lived," he says in "Self-Reliance." "Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the...from a past to a new state, in the shooting of the gulf."16 Nature for Emerson was a theory of the nature of things - how things are; it was a guide to...
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