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

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

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
Language
eng
Summary
By the end of the nineteenth century, Ralph Waldo Emerson was well on his way to becoming the "Wisest American" and the "Sage of Concord," 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'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
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Habich, Robert D.
Dewey number
  • 814/.3
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1631
LC item number
.H28 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • American prose literature
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Label
Building their own Waldos : Emerson's first biographers and the politics of life-writing in the Gilded Age, by Robert D. Habich, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
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
ebr10456431
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxviii, 186 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781587299629
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Building their own Waldos : Emerson's first biographers and the politics of life-writing in the Gilded Age, by Robert D. Habich, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
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
ebr10456431
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxviii, 186 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781587299629
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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