Representative men : seven lectures

historical introduction and notes by Wallace E. Williams ; text established and textual introduction and apparatus by Douglas Emory Wilson

In 1845 Emerson delivered a series of lectures entitled "Uses of Great Men; Plato, or the Philosopher; Swedenborg, or the Mystic; Montaigne, or the Skeptic; Shakespeare, or the Poet; Napoleon, or the Man of the World; and Goethe, or the Writer." Emerson's approach to his great men stands in interesting contrast to that of his friend Carlyle in his "Heroes and Hero Worship" of 1841. Although by 1845 Emerson had been lecturing for over ten years, "Representative Men," published in 1850, was the first of his works to consist of his lectures as delivered, with only minima! revision and expansion. The book retains the immediacy of the spoken word, and the freedom and daring inspired by a live audience. This critical edition is based on Emerson's holograph manuscript, which served as printer's copy for the first American edition, collated with subsequent editions and with Emerson's own corrections. The historical introduction relates the book to Emerson's life and times and discusses its literary origins, composition, and contemporary reception. A textual introduction and apparatus have been provided by the textual editor, and there are full informational notes. The volume has been awarded the seal of the Center for Scholarly Editions Joseph Slater, General Editor Douglas Emory Wilson, Textual Editor

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  • Historical Introduction Statement of Editorial Principles Textual Introduction REPRESENTATIVE MEN: SEVEN LECTURES 1. Uses of Great Men 2. Plato, or the Philosopher, Plato: New Readings 3. Swedenborg, or the Mystic 4. Montaigne, or the Skeptic 5. Shakspeare, or the Poet 6. Napoleon, or the Man of the World 7. Goethe, or the Writer Notes Textual Apparatus Annex A: The Manuscript Appendix 1: The 1850 Compositors Appendix 2 : Revisions in the Manuscript Annex B: Parallel Passages Index

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書名 Representative men : seven lectures
著作者等 Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Williams, Wallace E.
Wilson, Douglas Emory
シリーズ名 The collected works of Ralph Waldo Emerson
出版元 Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
刊行年月 1987
ページ数 xcii, 409 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0674139917
NCID BA01308526
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国