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Solid seasons : the friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jeffrey S. Cramer

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Solid seasons : the friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson
Title
Solid seasons
Title remainder
the friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey S. Cramer
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A thoughtfully researched, movingly presented dual-biography of two iconic American writers, each trying to find the ideal friend with whom they could share their journey through our imperfect world. Any biography that concentrates on either Henry David Thoreau or Ralph Waldo Emerson tends to diminish the other figure, but in Solid Seasons both men remain central and equal. Through several decades of writing, friendship remained a primary theme for them both. Collecting extracts from the letters and journals of both men, as well as words written about them by their contemporaries, Jeffrey S. Cramer beautifully illustrates the full nature of their twenty-five-year dialogue. Biographers like to point at the crisis in their friendship, focusing particularly on Thoreau's disappointment in Emerson--rarely on Emerson's own disappointment in Thoreau--and leaving it there, a friendship ruptured. But the solid seasons remained, as is evident when, in 1878, Anne Burrows Gilchrist, the English writer and friend of Whitman, visited Emerson. She wrote that his memory was failing "as to recent names and topics but as is usual in such cases all the mental impressions that were made when he was in full vigour remain clear and strong." As they chatted, Emerson called to his wife, Lidian, in the next room, "What was the name of my best friend?" "Henry Thoreau," she answered. "Oh, yes," Emerson repeated. "Henry Thoreau."
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cramer, Jeffrey S.
Dewey number
  • 818/.309
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3053
LC item number
.C83 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Authors, American
  • Friendship
  • Authors, American
  • Friendship
  • United States
  • Biography
Label
Solid seasons : the friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jeffrey S. Cramer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-352)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 352 pages
Isbn
9781640091313
Lccn
2018045435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations :
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1049797764
  • 928337
  • (OCoLC)on1049797764
  • 928337
Label
Solid seasons : the friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jeffrey S. Cramer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-352)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 352 pages
Isbn
9781640091313
Lccn
2018045435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations :
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1049797764
  • 928337
  • (OCoLC)on1049797764
  • 928337

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