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" Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe ? Why should not we have a poetry and philosophy of insight and not of tradition, and a religion by revelation to us, and not the history of... "
Representative Men: Nature, Addresses and Lectures - Página 7
de Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 648 páginas
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Sentimental Men: Masculinity and the Politics of Affect in American Culture

Mary Chapman, Glenn Hendler - 1999 - 288 páginas
...the sepulchers of the fathers" he asserts in the first lines of ЛД/ure. and famously goes on to ask "Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe?" (7). Emerson's scorn for retrospect and sepulchers sees in mourning's attachment to the past, its effort...
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The Poetics of Transition: Emerson, Pragmatism, & American Literary Modernism

Jonathan Levin - 1999 - 222 páginas
..."Notes toward a Supreme Fiction," restages the classic American drama of the return to origins (CP 382). "Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe," Emerson asked in the introduction to his 1836 essay Nature (EL 7). Stevens's Emersonian dream of a...
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A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Myerson - 2000 - 336 páginas
...partly, in today's jargon, a generation gap. Nature begins with the well-known complaint that "[o]ur age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of...also enjoy an original relation to the universe?" (CW, 1:7). Emerson frequently gives voice to his generation's desire to make its own mark. Nature's...
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The Aesthetics of Enchantment in the Fine Arts, Volume 65

M. Kronegger, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka - 2000 - 324 páginas
...language, in mediating our perceptions, actually comes between us and our experiences. He writes: "Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of...also enjoy an original relation to the universe?" (1). We have moved away from having experiences, to reading about others' experiences. We prefer the...
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Alexandria 5: Cosmology, Philosophy, Myth, and Culture, Volume 5

David Fideler - 2000 - 471 páginas
...or a worship of dead forms. Thus his famous complaint and proposal at the beginning of Nature: Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies, histories, criticism. The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why...
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Wild Fruits: Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript

Henry David Thoreau - 2001 - 411 páginas
...months short of his graduation from Harvard University. At the beginning of the book Emerson claims that "foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we through their eyes." He then articulates in the form of a question the Transcendentalist Imperative: "Why should not we...
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The American Mystery: American Literature from Emerson to DeLillo

Tony Tanner, Formerly Professor of English Tony Tanner - 2000 - 242 páginas
...far as Emerson was concerned: fathers (and fathering countries, like England) are to be forgotten. 'Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe? . . . The sun shines today also . . . There are new lands, new men, new thoughts.'8 Emerson, and many...
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Sight & Sound

Frank Mehring - 2001 - 189 páginas
...des ehemaligen kolonialen Mutterlandes, um zu einem originären künstlerischen Ausdruck zu gelangen: „The foregoing generations beheld God and nature...also enjoy an original relation to the universe?" 7 Diese rhetorisch geschickte Aufforderung zur einem künstlerischen Neubeginn verstellt den Blick...
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Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams

Joseph J. Ellis - 2001 - 277 páginas
..."Our age is retrospective," he observed in Nature. "It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. . . . The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face...also enjoy an original relation to the universe?" But while Emerson's formulation called for rebellion instead of reverence, it sustained the convention...
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The Puritan Origins of American Sex: Religion, Sexuality, and National ...

Tracy Fessenden, Nicholas F. Radel, Magdalena J. Zaborowska - 2001 - 308 páginas
...readers to cease their retrospection, to stop looking through the eyes of the foregoing generations. "The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face...also enjoy an original relation to the universe?" asks the first paragraph.1 In the last sentence, Emerson holds out the promise that each of his readers...
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