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Richardson, Robert D. 1934-

Works: 66 works in 249 publications in 1 language and 16,363 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Educational films  Internet videos  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Poetry  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PS1631, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert D Richardson
Emerson : the mind on fire : a biography by Robert D Richardson( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 4,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive portrait of Emerson draws from newly available material, including correspondence between the Emerson brothers
Henry Thoreau : a life of the mind by Robert D Richardson( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a view of Thoreau's life and his extraordinary achievement in their nineteenth-century context
Three centuries of American poetry, 1620-1923 by Allen Mandelbaum( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive overview of America's vast poetic heritage, Three Centuries of American Poetry features the work of some 150 of our nation's finest writers. From the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the Romantic Era and the Gilded and Modern Ages, this unrivaled anthology also presents a memorable array of rare ballads, songs, hymns, spirituals, and carols that echo through our nation's history. Highlights include Native American poems, African American writings, and the works of Quakers, colonists, Huguenots, transcendentalists, scholars, slaves, politicians, journalists, and clergymen. These discerning selections demonstrate that the American canon of poetry is as diverse as the nation itself, and constantly evolving as we pass through time. Most important, this collection strongly reflects the peerless styling that mark the American poetic experience as unique. Here, in one distinguished volume, are the many voices of the New World
William James : in the maelstrom of American modernism : a biography by Robert D Richardson( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographer Richardson has written a moving portrait of James--pivotal member of the Metaphysical Club and author of The Varieties of Religious Experience. The biography, ten years in the making, draws on unpublished letters, journals, and family records. Richardson paints extraordinary scenes from what James himself called the "buzzing blooming confusion" of his life, beginning with childhood, as he struggled to achieve amid the domestic chaos and intellectual brilliance of Father, brother Henry, and sister Alice. James was a beloved teacher who taught courage and risk-taking, and served as mentor to W.E.B. Du Bois, Gertrude Stein, and many other Harvard outsiders. Richardson also illuminates James's hugely influential works. One of the great figures in mysticism here brought richly to life, James is a man "whose leading ideas are still so fresh and challenging that they are not yet fully assimilated by the modern world they helped to bring about."--Publisher description
Literature and film by Robert D Richardson( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume maintains that film and literature are not entirely the different, opposing disciplines that they are held to be. The author demonstrates the relationship of film to literature, outlining the differences as well as similarities, and the common goals as well as the divergent aims of the two mediums, demonstrating how each form and its associated criticism is able to illuminate and enliven the other. A film consciousness sharpens the reader's alertness to the visual and aural qualities that mark much great writing, and literary training, in turn, adds depth and perspective to appreciation of film. He goes on to present some of the literary influences, such as the writings of Dickens and Flaubert, that have significantly affected film, and he discusses film's major influences on modern literature. The author concludes with an exploration of the relationship of film to poetry, suggesting that while the two forms have been concerned with similar thematic material and make use of similar techniques, film has dealt more significantly with the question of how to find a humane order in life
The rise of modern mythology, 1680-1860 by Burton Feldman( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rise of Modern Mythology is a voice of reason in the contemporary maelstrom of international religious violence and American pluralism; more than any book I know, it exposes the roots of the Western appropriation of non-Western mythologies, from Lawrence of Arabia and Omar Khayyam to Tibetan Buddhism in Hollywood and Krishna Consciousness in airports
First we read, then we write : Emerson on the creative process by Robert D Richardson( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writing was the central passion of Emerson's life. While his thoughts on the craft are well developed in "The Poet," "The American Scholar," Nature, "Goethe," and "Persian Poetry," less well known are the many pages in his private journals devoted to the relationship between writing and reading. Here, for the first time, is the Concord Sage's energetic, exuberant, and unconventional advice on the idea of writing, focused and distilled by the preeminent Emerson biographer at work today." "Emerson advised that "the way to write is to throw your body at the mark when your arrows are spent." First We Read, Then We Write contains numerous such surprises - from "every word we speak is million-faced" to "talent alone cannot make a writer"--But it is no mere collection of aphorisms and exhortations. Instead, in Robert Richardson's hands, the biographical and historical context in which Emerson worked becomes clear." "Emerson's advice grew from his personal experience; in practically every moment of his adult life he was either preparing to write, trying to write, or writing. Richardson shows us an Emerson who is no granite bust but instead is a fully fleshed, creative person disarmingly willing to confront his own failures. Emerson urges his readers to try anything - strategies, tricks, makeshifts - speaking not only of the nuts and bolts of writing but also of the grain and sinew of his determination. Whether a writer by trade or a novice, every reader will find something to treasure in this volume. Fearlessly wrestling with "the birthing stage of art," Emerson's counsel on being a reader and writer will be read and reread for years to come."--Jacket
Myth and literature in the American renaissance by Robert D Richardson( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are perhaps as many definitions of myth as of romanticism, but a renewed interest in myth as "authentic tidings of invisible things" is one of the most commonly remarked characteristics of early nineteenth-century literature. American writers from Emerson to Melville were very well read in myth and in mythic theory and were highly conscious of myth as a subject of special interest to the age. Richardson shows how our major writers consciously understood and used myth. - Jacket flap
The heart of William James by William James( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of seventeen essays from the writings of pioneering American psychologist/philosopher William James that provide insight into his thinking on emotion, war, habit, determinism, religion, and other topics
Thoreau and the language of trees by Richard Higgins( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau's creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought and his inner life. His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could to see the sap flowing beneath their bark. When Thoreau wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his own shadow in the air, he was speaking about himself. In short, he spoke their language. In this original book, Richard Higgins explores Thoreau's deep connections to trees: his keen perception of them, the joy they gave him, the poetry he saw in them, his philosophical view of them, and how they fed his soul. His lively essays show that trees were a thread connecting all parts of Thoreau's being--heart, mind and spirit. Included are one hundred excerpts from Thoreau's writing about trees, paired with sixty-eight of the author's photographs. Thoreau's words are as vivid now as they were in 1890, when an English naturalist wrote that he was unusually able to 'to preserve the flashing forest colors in unfading light.' Thoreau and the Language of Trees shows that Thoreau, with uncanny foresight, believed trees were essential to the preservation of the world"--Provided by publisher
Nearer the heart's desire : poets of the Rubaiyat : a dual biography of Omar Khayyam and Edward FitzGerald by Robert D Richardson( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Weaving together the biographies of two poets separated by some eight-hundred years, Robert Richardson brings to life one of the most famous-- and ancient works of poetry in all existence"--Front jacket flap
Selected essays, lectures, and poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the writings of this native-born American philosopher and poet
A treasury of American poetry( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of nearly eight hundred poems by over one hundred and fifty American poets, reflecting the poetic spirit of the country, including works by Whitman, Thoreau, Wadsworth, Hughes, and Poe, among others
Splendor of heart : Walter Jackson Bate and the teaching of literature by Robert D Richardson( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walter Jackson Bate, the legendary Harvard professor, was far more than a celebrated and decorated biographer; he was an inspired teacher. And books about great teachers are rare. Here Robert Richardson, himself a distinguished teacher and biographer, takes the reader back to the Harvard of the fifties when men like Bate could hold a classroom of undergraduates enthralled by making literature seem 'achingly human, and real, and important.' Above all, Bate instilled in his students the heterodox notion that learning itself means nothing unless it leads to action, that simply understanding the text is a dead end unless the words affect and change behavior"--Page 2 of dust jacket
Nature's panorama : Thoreau on the seasons by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American transcendentalists : Concord, Massachusetts( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ideas and ideals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller continue to shape the discourse of literature, philosophy, and religion in America. This program traces the origins and defines the concept of Transcendentalism; spotlights key landmarks in and around Concord, where the Transcendental movement got its start; and profiles Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller in depth
Henry David Thoreau : in his own words( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location in and around Concord, Cambridge, and Cape Cod, this delightful program brings Henry David Thoreau's Walden and "Civil Disobedience" to life through the captivating delivery of Thoreau impersonator Jeffrey Hyatt. Long passages, as expressed by Hyatt, capture the energy and intensity of Thoreau's words, while presenter James H. Bride II and Thoreau specialists Lawrence Buell, Robert Richardson, and Joel Myerson provide commentary on the works, Thoreau's life, and the times in which he lived
The book of the dead by Robert Richardson( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

October, or Autumnal tints by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerson - The Mind on Fire by Robert D Richardson( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Emerson : the mind on fire : a biography
Henry Thoreau : a life of the mindThree centuries of American poetry, 1620-1923William James : in the maelstrom of American modernism : a biographyThe rise of modern mythology, 1680-1860First we read, then we write : Emerson on the creative processThe heart of William JamesSelected essays, lectures, and poemsA treasury of American poetry
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