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Richardson, Robert D. 1934-

Works: 64 works in 235 publications in 1 language and 15,333 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Internet videos  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Poetry  Quotations  Nonfiction films  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Author of introduction
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 )

17 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,130 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 )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 1,954 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( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,399 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 )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,318 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 )

26 editions published between 1969 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,244 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 )

24 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth and literature in the American renaissance by Robert D Richardson( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 986 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
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 772 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
The heart of William James by William James( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 532 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
A treasury of American poetry( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 187 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
Selected essays, lectures, and poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new, wide-ranging selection of Ralph Waldo Emerson's most influential writings, this edition captures the essence of American Transcendentalism and illustrates the breadth of one of America's greatest philosophers and poets. The writings featured here show Emerson as a protester against social conformity, a lover of nature, an activist for the rights of women and slaves, and a poet of great sensitivity. As explored in this volume, Emersonian thought is a unique blend of belief in individual freedom and in humility before the power of nature. "I become a transparent eyeball," Emerson wrote in Nature, "I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God." Written over a century ago, this passage is a striking example of the passion and originality of Emerson's ideas, which continue to serve as a spiritual center and an ideological base for modern thought
Nearer the heart's desire : poets of the Rubaiyat : a dual biography of Omar Khayyam and Edward FitzGerald by Robert D Richardson( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 167 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
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 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature's panorama : Thoreau on the seasons by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 105 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
The book of the dead by Robert Richardson( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry David Thoreau : in his own words( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 86 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
October, or Autumnal tints by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerson ideal in America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a detailed recounting of Emerson's life, this program traces his vision of the ideal in America from its genesis to its flowering as the principles of Transcendentalism
The New England transcendentalists( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Expert interviews, dramatic re-creations at Walden Pond, and readings from major works are used to explore the evolution of the American Transcendentalist Movement in the early 19th century. The lives and writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and Henry David Thoreau are examined to discover the spiritual foundations for America's first authentic literary voice. Experts include Harvard University Professor Lawrence Buell, University of South Carolina Professor Joel Myerson, and the authors of three current biographies on Emerson, Fuller, and Thoreau."--Description provided by Films Media Group
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Emerson : the mind on fire : a biography
Alternative Names
Richardson, Robert.

Richardson, Robert 1934-

Richardson, Robert D.

Richardson, Robert D. 1934- Jr

Richardson, Robert D., Jr., 1934-

Richardson, Robert Dale 1934-

Richardson, Robert Dale 1934- Jr

Richardson, Robert Dale, Jr., 1934-

Robert D. Richardson Amerikaans historicus

Robert Dale Richardson

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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 JamesA treasury of American poetrySelected essays, lectures, and poemsNature's panorama : Thoreau on the seasons