By David LaRocca

ISBN-10: 1611688280

ISBN-13: 9781611688283

This thought-provoking assortment gathers a roster of pro Emerson students to deal with anew the best way non-American writers and texts motivated Emerson, whereas additionally discussing the style within which Emerson’s writings prompted a various array of non-American authors. This quantity comprises new, unique, and interesting study on an important issues that experience for the main half been absent from contemporary serious literature. whereas the motivations for this undertaking might be everyday to students of literary stories and the historical past of philosophy, its themes, subject matters, and texts are exceedingly novel. an influence to Translate the area offers a touchstone for a brand new new release of students attempting to orient themselves to Emerson’s ongoing relevance to worldwide literature and philosophy.

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27. Focusing, for example, on what Nan Z. Da calls “books on Emerson/China synergies,” we may glean a sense of the depth and range of work devoted to this subset of research on Emerson and Asia. In Da’s helpful bibliography, she adduces the following titles: K. V. Raghupathi, Emerson’s Orientalism (New Delhi: Prestige Books, 2007); Frederic Ives Carpenter, Emerson and Asia (New York: Haskell House, 1930); and Qian Mansu, Ai Mo Sheng he Zhong Guo: Dui Ge Ren Zhu Yi de Fan Ying [Emerson and China: Reflections on individualism] (Beijing: SDX and Harvard-Yenching Academic Library, 1996).

The Works of Thomas Carlyle, 30 vols. (1896; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 21:4. Originally published in 1827. 6. Johannes Voelz, Transcendental Resistance: The New Americanists and Emerson’s Challenge (Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press, 2010), chap. 6. 7. , 205. 8. Kwame Anthony Appiah, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (New York: W. W. Norton, 2006), xiv. 9. Kwame Anthony Appiah, The Ethics of Identity (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007), chap.

When they donned this mask, Emerson’s self-reliant individuals dissociated from their previous identities—which they projected onto the nonidentity of the black mask. 7.

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