Transatlantic Transcendentalism: Coleridge, Emerson, and Nature
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge's thought galvanized Emerson at a pivotal moment in his intellectual development in the years 1826-1836, giving him new ways to harmonize the Romantic triad of nature, spirit, and humanity. Emerson did not think about Coleridge's work: he thought with Coleridge, resulting in a unique case of assimilative influence. In addition to examining his specific literary, philosophical, and theological influences on Emerson, this book reveals Coleridge's centrality for Boston Transcendentalism and Vermont Transcendentalism, a movement which profoundly affected the development of modern higher eduction, the national press, and the emergence of Pragmatism.
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Harvey, Samantha, "Transatlantic Transcendentalism: Coleridge, Emerson, and Nature" (2013). Faculty Authored Books. 368.