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Bosco, Ronald A.

Overview
Works: 72 works in 254 publications in 1 language and 10,757 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal correspondence  Sermons  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Reference works  Poetry  Quotations  Essays  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Annotator, Other
Classifications: PS1631, 814.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ronald A Bosco
The Emerson brothers : a fraternal biography in letters by Ronald A Bosco( )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Emerson Brothers: A Fraternal Biography in Letters is a narrative and epistolary biography drawn from the unpublished lifelong correspondence exchanged among four brothers: Charles Chauncy, Edward Bliss, Ralph Waldo, and William Emerson. This is an extensive correspondence, for not counting Waldo's previously published letters, there are 768 letters exchanged among the brothers and an additional 483 unpublished letters from the brothers to their aunt Mary Moody Emerson, mother Ruth Haskins Emerson, and Charles's fiancee Elizabeth Hoar, among others." "While lesser figures might have faltered under the burden of having been born an Emerson, with social, political, and ecclesiastic roots extending back to the first century of New England settlement, the brothers' letters reveal that all were invigorated by a shared sense of origin and aspired to make a significant reputation for themselves. Across six richly developed chapters, the signal events and friendships that shaped the Emerson brothers' lives are strung together to reveal a remarkable family culture. For the first time, The Emerson Brothers treats the illustrious history of the Emerson family in America as a foreshadowing of expectations the brothers inherited; defines the extent of Waldo's debt to William for his encounter with German Biblical Criticism; develops Charles's and Edward's incredibly promising but ultimately tragic lives; examines the profound emotional and intellectual impact of Aunt Mary on the younger Emersons; considers the three-year courtship between Charles and Elizabeth Hoar in the context of Waldo's own marriages; and studies the brothers' preoccupation with financial security for "the family," revealing, too, that finances were at least as powerful a motivation behind Waldo's 1832 resignation from Boston's Second Church as were the death of his first wife and his religious doubts."
Emerson in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates by Ronald A Bosco( )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In sixteen essays of wit, rage, and reconciliation, Embalming Mom chronicles loss and renaissance in a life that reaches from Florida to Arizona across to England and home again. Burroway brilliantly weaves her way through the dangers of daily life--divorcing her first husband, raising two boys, establishing a new life, scattering her mother's ashes and sorting the meager possessions of her father. Each new danger and challenge highlight the tenacious will of the body and spirit to heal
Hawthorne in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates by Ronald A Bosco( )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At his death, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was universally acknowledged in America and England as "the Great Romancer." Novels such as The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables and stories published in such collections as Twice-Told Tales continue to capture the minds and imaginations of readers and critics to this day. Harder to capture, however, were the character and personality of the man himself. So few of the essays that appeared in the two years after his death offered new insights into his life, art, and reputation that Hawthorne seemed fated to premature obscurity or, at
Ralph Waldo Emerson : the major prose by Ralph Waldo Emerson( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Upon its completion, The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1971-2013) was hailed as a major achievement of scholarship and textual editing. Drawing from the ten volumes of the Collected Works, Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson have gathered some of Emerson's most memorable prose published during his lifetime and under his direct supervision. The editors have enhanced those selections with additional writings to produce the only anthology that represents in a single volume the full range of Emerson's written and spoken prose genres--sermons, lectures, addresses, and essays--that took on their public life in the pulpit or lecture hall, or on the printed page. Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Major Prose demonstrates the remarkable scope of Emerson's interests, from science, literature, art, philosophy, natural history, and religion to pressing social issues such as slavery and women's rights, to the character of his contemporaries, including Lincoln and Thoreau. Emerson's classic essays Nature, "Self-Reliance," and "Experience" complement his less familiar but no less vital texts, including the deeply heterodox sermon on "The Lord's Supper," which effectively announced his resignation from the ministry, and late essays on "American Civilization," "Character," and "Works and Days." Edited according to the most rigorous modern standards, Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Major Prose provides an authoritative compendium of writings by one of America's most significant literary figures and public intellectuals."--Publisher's description
The selected lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the fust and only comprehensive selection of lectures by Ralph Waldo Emerson, his era's most prominent American man of letters and one of the foremost architects of our intellectual culture. Best known to his contemporaries as a lecturer, Emerson delivered some 1,500 addresses over the course of his career. Because his most important ideas were worked out in his lectures, they provide the best record we have of his evolving thought-and thus are a key to understanding his essays and other printed works." "Based on authoritative texts selected and edited by Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson-the most experienced Emerson editors working today-these twenty-five addresses from 1833 to 1871 on American culture; literary theory and aesthetics; moral and, as Emerson called it, "intellectual" philosophy; and social and political reform collectively exemplify the lecture style for which Emerson was famed in his day. Book jacket."--Jacket
Nature's panorama : Thoreau on the seasons by Henry David Thoreau( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The later lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1843-1871 by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents the texts of 48 lectures delivered during the middle years of Ralph Waldo Emerson's career. The text offers his thoughts on New England and 'Old World' history and culture, poetic theory, education, the history and uses of intellect - as well as his ideas on race relations and women's rights, subjects that sparked many debates
Ralph Waldo Emerson : a documentary volume( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the life and career of American poet, essayist, and lecturer Ralph Waldo Emerson, including the most important and representative responses to his writings through the end of the 19th century
The poems of Michael Wigglesworth by Michael Wigglesworth( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerson bicentennial essays( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society and solitude by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Society and Solitude, published in 1870, was the first collection of essays Ralph Waldo Emerson had put into press since The Conduct of Life ten years earlier. Of the twelve essays included in the volume, he had previously published seven in whole or in part: "Society and Solitude," "Civilization," "Art," "Eloquence," "Domestic Life," "Books," and "Old Age." Emerson added five previously unpublished lectures or essays, "Works and Days," "Clubs," "Courage," "Success," and "Farming." This edition is based on Emerson's holograph manuscripts and published sources. The text incorporates corrections and revisions he recorded in both sources, and thus restores for the reader the text he actually wrote. Although he is still visibly the insistent optimist of his early and middle career, here Emerson assumes a more pragmatic attitude than formerly toward the life of the mind and the imagination. Society and Solitude captures the penultimate expression of Emersonian Transcendentalism and Romanticism."--Publisher's website
Lessons for the children of godly ancestors : sermons for and about New England's rising generations, 1670-1750 : facsimile reproductions( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sermons of Thomas Foxcroft of Boston, 1697-1769 : facsimile reproductions by Thomas Foxcroft( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters and social aims by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emerson traveled broadly in England and Scotland in 1833 and again on lecture tour fifteen years later. Drawing on his experiences there as well as his wide reading in British history, he set forth in English Traits his view of the English as a nation." "English Traits is a searching and distinctive portrayal of English culture that today offers a revealing perspective on American viewpoints and preoccupations in the mid-nineteenth century. It is notable, too, for revealing an interesting side of Emerson's complex character; here we find Emerson the practical Yankee, analyzing English power, resourcefulness, determination, and materialism."--Jacket
Uncollected prose writings : addresses, and essays, reviews by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Puritan sermon in America, 1630-1750 : sermons for days of fast, prayer, and humiliation and execution sermons : facsimile reproductions( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The illuminated Walden : In the footsteps of Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sermons for days of fast, prayer, and humiliation and execution sermons : facsimile introductions [i.e. reproductions]( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connecticut and Massachusetts election sermons : facsimile reproductions( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New England funeral sermons : facsimile reproductions( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Emerson brothers : a fraternal biography in letters
Covers
Emerson in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associatesHawthorne in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associatesThe selected lectures of Ralph Waldo EmersonNature's panorama : Thoreau on the seasonsThe later lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1843-1871Ralph Waldo Emerson : a documentary volumeEmerson bicentennial essaysSociety and solitude
Alternative Names
Bosco, Ronald

Bosco, Ronald A.

Bosco, Ronald Angelo

Bosco, Ronald Angelo 1945-

ボスコ, ロナルド

ロナルド・ボスコ

Languages
English (131)