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Lawrence Buell

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Lawrence Buell is the Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University. He is the award-winning author of many notable books, including Literary Transcendentalism, The Environmental Imagination, and Emerson.

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The American Transcendentalists
Essential Writings
Edited by Lawrence Buell


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $18.95

Transcendentalism was the first major intellectual movement in U.S. history, championing the inherent divinity of each individual, as well as the value of collective social action. In the mid-nineteenth century, the movement took off, changing how Americans thought about religion, literature, the natural world, class distinctions, the role of women, and... Read more >
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