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Packer, Barbara L.

Overview
Works: 13 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 1,099 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS1606, 814.3
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Most widely held works by Barbara L Packer
Emerson's fall : a new interpretation of the major essays by Barbara L Packer ( Book )
8 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The transcendentalists by Barbara L Packer ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barbara L. Packer's long essay "The Transcendentalists" is widely acknowledged by scholars of nineteenth-century American literary history as the best-written, most comprehensive treatment to date of Transcendentalism. Previously existing only as part of a volume in the magisterial Cambridge History of American Literature, it will now be available for the first time in a stand-alone edition. Packer presents Transcendentalism as a living movement, evolving out of such origins as New England Unitarianism and finding early inspiration in European Romanticism. Transcendentalism changed religious beliefs, philosophical ideas, literary styles, and political allegiances. In addition, it was a social movement whose members collaborated on projects and formed close personal ties. Transcendentalism contains vigorous thought and expression throughout, says Packer; only a study of the entire movement can explain its continuing sway over American thought. Through fresh readings of both the essential Transcendentalist texts and the best current scholarship, Packer conveys the movement's genuine expectations that its radical spirituality not only would lead to personal perfection but also would inspire solutions to such national problems as slavery and disfranchisement. Here is Transcendentalism in whole, with Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller restored to their place alongside such contemporaries as Bronson Alcott, George Ripley, Jones Very, Theodore Parker, James Freeman Clarke, Orestes Brownson, and Frederick Henry Hedge. - Publisher
The motley crew: by Barbara L Packer ( Book )
8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The conduct of life by Ralph Waldo Emerson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1860 collection, based on Emerson's lectures, contains classic essays on broad topics such as Fate, Power, Wealth, Culture, and Worship, among others. Printed in the year Lincoln became President, it probes questions of the necessary conditions for human life and freedom. Emerson's friend, the great English historian Thomas Carlyle, wrote of this book, I never read from you such lightning-gleams of meaning as are to be found here
The state of the art quilt : contemporary quilts for the collector ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected works of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected works of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected works of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emerson's apocalypse of mind by Barbara L Packer ( Book )
3 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected works of Ralph Waldo Emerison by Ralph Waldo Emerson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turn down an empty jug by Barbara L Packer ( Book )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patrick Brontèˆ and the saint by Barbara L Packer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Packer, B. L.
Packer, B. L. (Barbara Lee)
Packer, Barbara L.
Packer, Barbara Lee
Languages
English (32)
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