Echoes of Emerson

Echoes of Emerson

Rethinking Realism in Twain, James, Wharton, and Cather

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Employing the theories of Raymond Williams and M. M. Bakhtin, this book offers a literary study of four realist texts: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain; The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James; The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton; and My ntonia by Willa Cather. The study addresses the role of Emersonian transcendentalism in realist literature and argues that even as these realist texts aim to reject romantic excess and transcendental idealism, they still rely on the idealism and ideas of the romantic tradition. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, 2017. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
ISBN: 9780817391393
Characteristics: 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Additional Contributors: Project Muse


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