Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Emerson's ProtégésMentoring and Marketing Transcendentalism's Future$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David Dowling

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300197440

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300197440.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use (for details see http://www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 November 2017

Conclusion Awaiting Ascent: Emerson's Dilemma

Conclusion Awaiting Ascent: Emerson's Dilemma

Chapter:
(p.261) Conclusion Awaiting Ascent: Emerson's Dilemma
Source:
Emerson's Protégés
Author(s):

David Dowling

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300197440.003.0009

This concluding chapter focuses on Ralph Waldo Emerson's mentorship of an idealistic group of young talented writers such as Margaret Fuller, Henry David Thoreau, Christopher Pearse Cranch, Samuel Gray Ward, Ellery Channing, Jones Very, Charles King Newcomb, and Ellen Sturgis Hooper. It examines the protégés' acts of vocational rebellion that represented divergent approaches to transcendentalism and challenged and expanded Emerson's own philosophical and aesthetic principles. It also considers Hooper's poetic ode to Emerson in which she criticized the rampant materialism of the age and characterized Emerson as lacking in Dionysian passion. Finally, the chapter analyzes Emerson's pattern of patronage and investment in his apprentices.

Keywords:   mentorship, writers, Margaret Fuller, Ellen Sturgis Hooper, protégés, transcendentalism, materialism, patronage, apprentices, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.