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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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In the Shadow of FDR: From Harry Truman to George W. Bush

William Edward Leuchtenburg - 2001 - 413 páginas
...the opening lines of Nature. "It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. . . . The foregoing generation beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their...original relation to the universe? . . . Why should we grope among the dry bones of the past?"8 In one respect a long line of earlier presidents had a...
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Transpacific Displacement: Ethnography, Translation, and Intertextual Travel ...

Yunte Huang - 2002 - 209 páginas
..."direct treatment of the 'thing.' " 30. In the introduction to Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of...God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes" (Essays 7). 31. See Marjorie Perloff, The Dance of the Intellect: Studies in the Poetry of the Pound...
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Framing Hitchcock: Selected Essays from the Hitchcock Annual

Christopher Brookhouse, Richard Allen, John A. Bertolini, Sabrina Barton, Christopher Morris, Lesley Brill, Joseph Garncarz, Joan Hawkins, Frank M. Meola, Charles L. P. Silet, Thomas Hemmeter, David Sterritt, Thomas Leitch, Leland Poague, James Naremore, James M. Vest, Sarah Street - 2002 - 418 páginas
...vision-obsession of the work, and suggest a vision trapped in the past (a major Hitchcock motif): "Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of...beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes."4 The allusion here, of course, is to St. Paul, but the specific emphasis is on the contrast...
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The Soul's Economy: Market Society and Selfhood in American Thought, 1820-1920

Jeffrey P. Sklansky - 2002 - 313 páginas
...(1836), Emerson's spectacular philosophical debut, define the central problem he set for his readers: "The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face...should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe?"30 The universe, according to Emerson, comprised "Nature and the Soul." By "nature," then,...
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Reconstituting the American Renaissance: Emerson, Whitman, and the Politics ...

Jay Grossman - 2003 - 273 páginas
...that comes into focus when we inquire on whose behalf Emerson calls for this "original relation"? Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of...we also enjoy an original relation to the universe? 2 5 This passage permits certain modes of mediation while refusing others. The "original," unmediated...
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Shifting Ground

Bonnie Costello - 2003 - 225 páginas
...country is continually "awakening" from the slumber of derivativeness. Emerson complains in 1836 that "the foregoing generations beheld God and nature face...also enjoy an original relation to the universe?" (Nature, I).1 Moore was herself a persistent critic of her culture's tendency, as she writes in "Poetry,"...
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American Religious Traditions: The Shaping of Religion in the United States ...

Richard E. Wentz - 442 páginas
...expressed the typical American inability to comprehend the significance of tradition when he said, "The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face...should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe?"3 Of course, we do enjoy an original relation to the universe, but it is never absolute....
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The Scarlet Letter - Second Edition: A Romance

Nathaniel Hawthorne - 2004 - 424 páginas
..."critical" and "historical," and turned to the aesthetic impulse in humans to determine what is truth.] Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of...to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we have an original relation to the universe? Why should not we have a poetry and philosophy of insight...
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Letters to a Spiritual Seeker

Henry David Thoreau, Harrison Gray Blake - 2004 - 266 páginas
...the eyes of those earlier generations, as though God and Nature were no longer directly accessible. "Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe?" he asked. "Why should not we have ... a religion by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs?"...
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The American Revelation: Ten Ideals That Shaped Our Country from the ...

Neil Baldwin - 2005 - 253 páginas
...enriching" stimulus toward a new American culture and, eventually, a new American language and literature. "The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes," Emerson wrote in the opening passages of Nature, seeking to express the birthright for his generation....
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