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Porte, Joel

Overview
Works: 33 works in 241 publications in 2 languages and 14,269 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Biography  Diaries  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Reference works  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
Classifications: PS1608, 814.3
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Most widely held works about Joel Porte
 
Most widely held works by Joel Porte
Essays & lectures by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 2,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone
The romance in America; studies in Cooper, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and James by Joel Porte( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerson in his journals by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerson and Thoreau : transcendentalists in conflict by Joel Porte( Book )

24 editions published between 1962 and 1985 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson by Joel Porte( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson is intended to provide a critical introduction to Emerson's work. The tradition of American literature and philosophy as we know it at the end of the twentieth century was largely shaped by Emerson's example and practice. This volume offers students, scholars, and the general reader a collection of fresh interpretations of Emerson's writing, milieu, influence, and cultural significance. All essays are newly commissioned for this volume, written at an accessible yet challenging level, and augmented by a comprehensive chronology and bibliography."--Jacket
Representative man : Ralph Waldo Emerson in his time by Joel Porte( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays on The portrait of a lady by Joel Porte( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Portrait of a Lady is arguably Henry James's most appealing and accessible novel. The introduction to this volume of specially written essays, first published in 1990, situates the novel in its cultural and historical context: its treatment of a modern woman 'affronting' her destiny, its relation to the contemporary controversy over 'morality' in fiction, its use of an Italian setting, and its late nineteenth century elegiac mood. It also discusses James's revisions of the novel and his late Preface. The essays that follow deal with the place of Portrait in the tradition of modern narrative, its relation to popular women's fiction on the question of marriage, the influence of James's 'family romance' and his brother William, and the character of Isabel Archer seen from a psychoanalytic point of view
Emerson's prose and poetry : authoritative texts, contexts, criticism by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson, including sermons, poems, and journal excerpts, as well as a portion of his contributions to "Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli," with critical interpretations, and essays that examine the context in which Emerson wrote, and his critical reception
Consciousness and culture : Emerson and Thoreau reviewed by Joel Porte( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book of essays, Porte focuses on Emerson and Thoreau as writers. He traces their individual achievements and their points of intersection, arguing that both men, starting from a shared belief in the importance of "self-culture," produced a body of writing that helped move a decidedly provincial New England readership into the broader arena of international culture. It is a book that will appeal to all readers interested in the writings of Emerson and Thoreau."--Jacket
In respect to egotism : studies in American Romantic writing by Joel Porte( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 1991 book, Joel Porte examines nineteenth-century literature, focusing on the general question of the American Romantic ego and its varying modalities of self-creation, self-display, self-projection, and self-concealment. The book begins by exploring the status of the 'text' in nineteenth-century American writing, the relationship of 'rhetorical' reading to historical context, and the nature of 'Romanticism' in an American setting. Porte then concentrates on the great authors of the period through a series of thematically linked but critically discrete essays on Brown, Irving, Parkman, Cooper, Poe, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Melville, Douglass, Stowe, Whitman, and Dickinson. Throughout his important new study, Porte offers provocative reassessments of familiar texts while at the same time casting an illuminating critical eye on less well-known territory. Readers of this book will come away with increased respect for the achievement of American Romantic writers
Emerson, prospect and retrospect( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of Emerson's essays covers the contents of two volumes originally published in 1841 and 1844. Annotation. Our most eloquent champion of individualism, Emerson acknowledges at the same time the countervailing pressures of society in American life. Even as he extols what he called "the great and crescive self," he dramatizes and records its vicissitudes. Here is a collection of his classic essays, including the exhortation to "Self-Reliance" and the embattled realizations of "Circles" and "Experience." Here, too, are his wide-ranging discourses on history, art, politics, nature, friendship, love, and much more. For the first time, the authoritative editions of works by major American novelists, poets, scholars, and essayists collected in the hardcover volumes of The Library of America are being published singly in a series of handsome and durable paperback books. A distinguished author has contributed an introduction for each volume, which also includes a detailed chronology of the author's life and career, an essay on the choice of the text, and notes
Ai'mo'sheng ji : lun wen yu jiang yan lu by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Chinese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santayana at the 'Gas House' by Joel Porte( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays: First and Second Series, written by legendary author Ralph Waldo Emerson is widely considered to be one of the greatest classic and historical texts of all time. -- Amazon
Interpretations of poetry and religion by George Santayana( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portrait of a lady and modern narrative by Donatella Izzo( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portrait of a lack by William R Veeder( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frail Vessels and Vast Designs : a Psychoanalytic Portrait of Isabel Archer by Beth Sharon Ash( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fatherless Heroine and the Filial Son : Deep Background for the Portrait of a Lady by Alfred Habegger( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Essays & lecturesThe essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Alternative Names
Joel Porte American academic

Joel Porte Amerikaans literatuurcriticus (1933-2006)

Porte, Joel Miles 1933-2006

Languages
English (224)

Chinese (1)

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The Cambridge companion to Ralph Waldo EmersonNew essays on The portrait of a ladyEmerson's prose and poetry : authoritative texts, contexts, criticismConsciousness and culture : Emerson and Thoreau reviewedIn respect to egotism : studies in American Romantic writingEssaysThe essays of Ralph Waldo EmersonInterpretations of poetry and religion