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" Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding. The books of an older period will not fit this. Yet hence arises a grave mischief. The sacredness which attaches to the act of creation,— the act of... "
The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: In Two Volumes - Página 48
por Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1875
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History of Higher Education Annual 2000: 2000

Roger L. Geiger - 2000 - 123 páginas
...did indeed help educate the American scholar, but nature and action did more. Books were a danger if "the sacredness which attaches to the act of creation...act of thought — is transferred to the record." When that happens, books about books are then written by (mere) Thinkers, not by Man Thinking. "Meek...
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The American Studies Anthology

Richard P. Horwitz - 2001 - 376 páginas
...thought, that shall be as efficient, in all respects, to a remote posterity, as to contemporaries, or rather to the second age. Each age, it is found,...transferred to the record. The poet chanting, was felt to be a divine man: henceforth the chant is divine also. The writer was a just and wise spirit: henceforward...
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Poetry as Persuasion

Carl Dennis - 2001 - 201 páginas
...some tincture of the "local," be fully relevant to the present. "Each age," the passage continues, "must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding. The books of an older generation will not fit this." In "The American Scholar," the same message is directed to the would-be...
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Poetry as Persuasion

Carl Dennis - 2001 - 201 páginas
...some tincture of the "local," be fully relevant to the present. "Each age," the passage continues, "must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding. The books of an older generation will not fit this." In "The American Scholar," the same message is directed to the would-be...
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Understanding Emerson: "The American Scholar" and His Struggle for Self-reliance

Kenneth S. Sacks, Professor Kenneth S Sacks - 2003 - 199 páginas
...institutions, that mind is inscribed. Books are the best type of the influence of the past, and perhaps we shall get at the truth — learn the amount of this...the act of creation, — the act of thought, — is instantly transferred to the record. The poet chanting, was felt to be a divine man. Henceforth the...
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Minding American Education: Reclaiming the Tradition of Active Learning

Martin Bickman - 2003 - 182 páginas
...danger in merely accepting and dwelling in it, instead of constantly refashioning and reconstructing it: Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or...which attaches to the act of creation— the act of thought—is transferred to the record. The poet chanting, was felt to be a divine man: henceforth...
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Reluctant Modernism: American Thought and Culture, 1880-1900

George Cotkin - 2004 - 188 páginas
...Emerson had called for American cultural independence from the cumbersome ideals of British culture: "Each age, it is found, must write its own books;...succeeding. The books of an older period will not fit this."12 In the spirit of Emerson, but with more anger, Sullivan fired diatribes against cultural constraints...
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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 páginas
...Asiatic sages. —JOURNAL, 1841 What do you do all day? Do you occasionally catch a glimpse of blue sky? Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or...rather, each generation for the next succeeding.... Yet hence arises a grave mischief. The sacredness which attaches to the act of creation— the act...
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - 2005 - 471 páginas
...institutions, that mind is inscribed. Books are the best type of the influence of the past, and perhaps we shall get at the truth, — learn the amount of this...transferred to the record. The poet chanting, was felt to be a divine man: henceforth the chant is divine also. The writer was a just and wise spirit: henceforward...
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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - 2005 - 555 páginas
...wrong one," we are warned that there is a right and wrong way to read. A "grave mischief" arises when the "sacredness which attaches to the act of creation,...transferred to the record. The poet chanting, was felt to be a divine man; henceforth the chant is divine also." Thus — and here Emerson follows Young's distinction...
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