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 resource)

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

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
  • 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.</
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Habich, Robert D.
Dewey number
  • 814/.3
  • 818.309
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS1631
LC item number
.H28 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Authors, American
  • American prose literature
  • Biography as a literary form
Label
Building their own Waldos : Emerson's first biographers and the politics of life-writing in the Gilded Age, by Robert D. Habich, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (217 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781587299636
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (EBL)843308
  • (OCoLC)719387781
  • (SSID)ssj0000467432
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11314233
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000467432
  • (PQKBWorkID)10489184
  • (PQKB)11486920
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC843308
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse12532
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000081169
Label
Building their own Waldos : Emerson's first biographers and the politics of life-writing in the Gilded Age, by Robert D. Habich, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (217 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781587299636
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (EBL)843308
  • (OCoLC)719387781
  • (SSID)ssj0000467432
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11314233
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000467432
  • (PQKBWorkID)10489184
  • (PQKB)11486920
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC843308
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse12532
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000081169

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