The Resource Anglo-American antiphony : the late romanticism of Tennyson and Emerson, Richard E. Brantley

Anglo-American antiphony : the late romanticism of Tennyson and Emerson, Richard E. Brantley

Label
Anglo-American antiphony : the late romanticism of Tennyson and Emerson
Title
Anglo-American antiphony
Title remainder
the late romanticism of Tennyson and Emerson
Statement of responsibility
Richard E. Brantley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is Richard Brantley's most wide-ranging and his most personal book. It connects the epistemology of John Locke to evangelical Christianity, showing how the late ("but not belated") Romanticism of Emerson's prose and Tennyson's In Memoriam A.H.H. exemplifies the period's trust in experience as the best means of knowing what is true. Interpreting their work in light of the eighteenth-century thought of John Wesley (founder of British Methodism) and Jonathan Edwards (leader of the American Great Awakening), Brantley composes a complex harmony of ideas, much as the antiphonal voices in a divided chancel choir rejoice in agreeable, yet complicated, song. With a willingness to risk the widest ramifications of his ideas, Brantley explores the creative tension between empiricism and evangelicalism, reaffirming the hopefulness of Romantic literature and of the Romantic writers who used their poetry and prose to examine issues of personal urgency. He seeks specific answers to the question of ultimate meaning in human existence, boldly asserting that the optimism of Tennyson and Emerson "makes so much sense for their social world that it may even make sense for today's individual-in-society." His method is relatively unsystematic, for he invokes Keats's "Negative Capability," the ability to rest with "uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason." While emphasizing this value amid multiple perspectives and cultures, Brantley, in this concluding volume of his historical-critical tetralogy, aspires to the condition of open mind and warm heart that he finds in Wesley, Edwards, Tennyson, and Emerson
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
821/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5592.R63
LC item number
B73 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Anglo-American antiphony : the late romanticism of Tennyson and Emerson, Richard E. Brantley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-335) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theme and variations -- Exposition the first: The method of In memorium -- Introit -- Empirical procedures -- Evangelical principles -- Philosophical theology -- Spiritual sense -- Theodiceal impulse -- Set pieces -- Language method -- Intra-romantic relationships -- Exposition the second: The method of Emerson's prose -- Perspective-by-perspective understanding -- Religious methodology -- Suspenseful subjectivity -- Experience and faith -- Roots of theory -- The play of skepticism -- Language method -- Recapitulation and cadenza
Control code
ocm48139528
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813021324
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36167241
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48139528
  • acaebk0813021324

Library Locations

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