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American SympathyMen, Friendship, and Literature in the New Nation$
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Caleb Crain

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780300083323

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300083323.001.0001

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Too Good to Be Believed: Emerson's “Friendship” and the Samaritans

Too Good to Be Believed: Emerson's “Friendship” and the Samaritans

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(p.177) 5 Too Good to Be Believed: Emerson's “Friendship” and the Samaritans
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American Sympathy
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Caleb Crain

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300083323.003.0006

This chapter continues the analysis of how homosexual eros was a crucial force in R. Waldo Emerson's life and works, focusing on his writing of the essay “Friendship” in 1839–40. It argues that Emerson's hierotomy completes a movement that the diaries of Leander and Lorenzo began. The essay “Friendship” has cut itself off from the desire that generated it, its author's wish to reach another man. It bloomed from this situation, giving it its aroma.

Keywords:   R. Waldo Emerson, homosexual eros, essay, hierotomy

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