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Myerson, Joel

Works: 283 works in 739 publications in 1 language and 41,390 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Fiction  Bibliography  History  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Honoree, Other, Annotator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS1631, B
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Most widely held works about Joel Myerson
Most widely held works by Joel Myerson
The selected letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson( )
10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 2,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Selected Letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson presents Emerson at his most guarded and his most vulnerable, writing to other Transcendentalists such as Henry David Thoreau and Margaret Fuller, to his wife and brothers, to friends like Longfellow and Whitman. With effusions of love, messages of condolence, letters of support for Thoreau and Whitman, and critiques of friends' writings, this extraordinary collection presents an Emerson deeply connected to the world around him
Emerson in his own time a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates ( )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,973 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
Transcendentalism : a reader by Joel Myerson( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of writings from leading figures of the 19th century American Transcendentalist movement
A historical guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson by Joel Myerson( )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emerson has maintained his place as one of the seminal figures in American history and literature. He was the acknowledged leader of the Transcendentalist movement. These essays discuss Emerson's life as well as women's rights, slavery and religion
Emerson centenary essays ( )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American renaissance in New England ( Book )
12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains biographical sketches of authors who wrote or began publishing their major works during the American Renaissance in New England (between 1830 and 1860). Wide scope of authors includes: novelists, poets, essayists, editors, humorists, translators, compilers, journalists, reformers, abolitionists, scientists, lexicographers; special attention is given to the Transcendental authors - headed by Emerson and Thoreau
Fuller in her own time a biographical chronicle of her life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates by Joel Myerson( )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writer, editor, journalist, educator, feminist, conversationalist, and reformer Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850) was one of the leading intellectuals of nineteenth-century America as well as a prominent member of Concord literary circles. Yet the challenging spirit behind her intellectual confidence and mesmerizing energy led to the invention of an unbalanced legacy that denied her a place among the canonical Concord writers. This collection of first-hand reminiscences by those who knew Fuller personally rescues her from these confusions and provides a clearer identity for this misrepresented personality. The forty-one remembrances from Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Carlyle, Harriet Martineau, Henry James, and twenty-four others chart Fullerrs's expanding influence from schooldays in Boston, meetings at the Transcendental Club, teaching in Providence and Boston, work on the New York Tribune, publications and conversations, travels in the British Isles, and life and love in Italy before her tragic early death. Joel Myerson's perceptive introduction assesses the pre- and postmortem building of Fullers' reputation as well as her relationship to the prominent Transcendentalists, reformers, literati, and other personalities of her time, and his headnotes to each selection present valuable connecting contexts. The woman who admitted that at nineteen she was the most intolerable girl that ever took a seat in a drawing-room; whose Woman in the Nineteenth Century is considered the first major book-length feminist call to action in America, never conformed to nineteenth-century expectations of self-effacing womanhood. The fascinating contradictions revealed by these narratives create a lively, lifelike biography of Fullerrs' ; rare gifts and solid acquirements . . . and unfailing intellectual sympathy
A double life : newly discovered thrillers of Louisa May Alcott by Louisa May Alcott( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Emerson brothers a fraternal biography in letters by Ronald A Bosco( )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,400 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." "This biography approaches Waldo's inner life in a way that makes him a figure to imagine personally by portraying him in relation to his brothers who are his intellectual equals. It offers an imaginative social and cultural history of one of our oldest and most gifted families, unique players in a period often considered to be the "American Renaissance.""--BOOK JACKET
The Cambridge companion to Henry David Thoreau by Joel Myerson( Book )
43 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge Companion to Henry David Thoreau is an accessible guide to reading and understanding the works of Thoreau. Presenting essays by a distinguished array of contributors, the Companion is a valuable resource for historical and contextual material, whether on early writings such as A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, on the monumental Walden, or on his Journal and later writings. It also serves as a biographical guide, offering insights into his publishing career and his brief but extraordinarily original life. In short, the Companion helps the reader to approach Thoreau's writings, as he would say, "deliberately and reservedly," by suggesting how Thoreau uses language, how his biography informs his writing, how personal and historical influences shaped his career, and how his writings function as literary works
Antebellum writers in New York and the South ( Book )
11 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains biographical sketches of authors who wrote or began writing their major works during the period 1820 to 1860. Represented are writers of short stories, juvenile literature, sermons, and popular literature, as well as novelists, poets, essayists, editors, humorists, translators, compilers, journalists, reformers, historians, abolitionists, and scientists
The selected letters of Louisa May Alcott by Louisa May Alcott( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects the writer's letters, revealing her observations, struggles, and triumphs
The journals of Louisa May Alcott by Louisa May Alcott( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margaret Fuller, critic writings from the New-York Tribune, 1844-1846 by Margaret Fuller( )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CD-ROM contains: Fully searchable version of Fuller's complete writings for the New-York Tribune
Supplement to "Walt Whitman, a descriptive bibliography" by Joel Myerson( )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
℗¡Focusing on actual publications by Whitman rather than those about him, Joel Myerson & rsquo;s painstakingly compiled supplement to his 1993 Walt Whitman: A Descriptive Bibliography (Oak Knoll, ISBN 0-82293-739-5) includes almost twenty years of newly discovered and updated materials that will be invaluable to Whitman scholars. The entries describe in detail the various forms of Whitman & rsquo;s books, newspaper articles, broadsheets, reprints, translations, and so on. Myerson includes facsimiles of title pages as well as information on pagination, illustrations, dimensions, contents, publicatio
Studies in the American renaissance ( )
in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Transcendentalists : a review of research and criticism by Modern Language Association of America( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Transcendentalist: a review of research and criticism is the first comprehensive bibliography of American Transcendentalism. Many of the Transcendentalists discussed here have not been covered in general bibliographies of American literature, and over half have not been favored by individual bibliographies of secondary works. This book rectifies these omissions and evaluates nearly a century and a half of writings by and about Transcendentalists
Louisa May Alcott : selected fiction by Louisa May Alcott( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selections from "Little Women", "Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag" and other writings
Emersonian circles essays in honor of Joel Myerson by Wesley T Mott( )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emersonian Circles pays tribute to an essential tradition of literary scholarship and to the figure who has perhaps done more than anyone to sustain its vitality over the past generation. Bibliographer, editor and interpreter of the American Renaissance, Joel Myerson has devoted his academic career to recovering the literary legacy of the Transcendentalists and reconstructing the biographical and historical contexts in which they lived and wrote. This valuable collection gathers together original essays by fourteen scholars who share Joel Myerson's commitment to historically grounded investigations of American literature. Centered on Emerson and his circle, the pieces connect Transcendentalist thought to diverse contexts in antebellum America: family and gender relations, personal and professional friendships, the politics of antislavery, the transatlantic dialogue of American and British intellectuals
Critical essays on Henry David Thoreau's Walden by Joel Myerson( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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