The Resource Building their own Waldos : Emerson's first biographers and the politics of life-writing in the Gilded Age, by Robert D. Habich

Building their own Waldos : Emerson's first biographers and the politics of life-writing in the Gilded Age, by Robert D. Habich

Label
Building their own Waldos : Emerson's first biographers and the politics of life-writing in the Gilded Age
Title
Building their own Waldos
Title remainder
Emerson's first biographers and the politics of life-writing in the Gilded Age
Statement of responsibility
by Robert D. Habich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By the end of the nineteenth century, Ralph Waldo Emerson was well on his way to becoming the & ldquo;Wisest American & rdquo; and the & ldquo;Sage of Concord, & rdquo; a literary celebrity and a national icon. With that fame came what Robert Habich describes as a blandly sanctified version of Emerson held widely by the reading public. Building Their Own Waldos sets out to understand the dilemma faced by Emerson & rsquo;s early biographers: how to represent a figure whose subversive individualism had been eclipsed by his celebrity, making him less a representative of his age than a caricature of it.℗¡D
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
814/.3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1631
LC item number
.H28 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Building their own Waldos : Emerson's first biographers and the politics of life-writing in the Gilded Age, by Robert D. Habich
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: building their own Waldos -- A genre in transition: biography in the 1880s -- An act of wholesome and pure-hearted admiration: Emerson's first biographer, George Willis Cooke -- Biographers and the pornographer: Conway, Ireland, and "Emerson and his friends" -- Diagnosing the gentle iconoclast: Dr. Holmes on Emerson -- Authorizing Emerson's biography: Cabot and/or Edward Emerson -- Shelf life: the legacy of Emerson's first biographies
Control code
ocn719387781
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 186 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781587299636
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26066737
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)719387781
  • pebcs1587299631

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