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Ronda, Bruce A.

Works: 8 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 1,682 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: CT275.P484, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bruce A Ronda
Letters of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, American Renaissance woman by Elizabeth Palmer Peabody( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody : a reformer on her own terms by Bruce A Ronda( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-length biography of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, one of the three notable Peabody sisters of Salem, Massachusetts, and sister-in-law of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Horace Marm. It traces the intricate private life and extraordinary career of one of nineteenth-century America's most important Transcendental writers and educational reformers
Intellect and spirit : the life and work of Robert Coles by Bruce A Ronda( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the old man : John Brown in American culture by Bruce A Ronda( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Liberator? Madman? Genius? Martyr? John Brown achieved immediate and lasting notoriety through his attempt to foment an armed insurrection among African American slaves in 1859, an event that many believed hastened the outbreak of the U.S. Civil War." "In this absorbing book, Bruce Ronda examines the representations of Brown chronologically, ranging from Thoreau's "Plea for Captain John Brown" - with its ardent defense of Brown as a patriot, Transcendentalist, and true New Englander - through treatments by anonymous southern writers and well-known authors such as John Greenleaf Whittier, Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Frederick Douglass, William Dean Howells, and E. A. Robinson. Ronda then considers the major treatments of Brown in the early to mid-twentieth century by W. E. B. DuBois, Stephen Vincent Benet, and Robert Penn Warren. Of particular interest are discussions of a 1930s poem by Muriel Rukeyser, Truman Nelson's 1960 novel The Surveyor, and artwork by Jacob Lawrence. He concludes with studies of novels by three contemporary authors: Russell Banks, Michelle Cliff, and Bruce Olds."--BOOK JACKET
The fate of transcendentalism : secularity, materiality, and human flourishing by Bruce A Ronda( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fate of Transcendentalism examines the mid-nineteenth-century flowering of American transcendentalism and shows the movement's influence on several subsequent writers, thinkers, and artists who have drawn inspiration and energy from the creative outpouring it produced. In this wide-ranging study, Bruce A. Ronda offers an account of the movement as an early example of the secular turn in American culture and brings to bear insights from philosopher Charles Taylor and others who have studied the broad cultural phenomenon of secularization. Ronda's account turns on the interplay and tension between two strands in the transcendentalist movement. Many of the social experiements associated with transcendentalism, such as the Brook Farm and Fruitlands reform communities, Temple School, and the West Street Bookshop, as well as the transcendentalists' contributions to abolition and women's rights, spring from a commitment to human flourishing without reference to a larger religious worldview. Other aspects of the movement, particularly Henry David Thoreau's late nature writing and the rich tradition it has inspired, seek to minimize the difference between the material and the ideal, the human and the not-human. The Fate of Transcendentalism allows readers to engage with this fascinating dialogue between transcendentalist thinkers who believe that the ultimate end of human life is the fulfillment of human possibility and others who challenge human-centeredness in favor of a relocation of humanity in a vital cosmos. Ronda traces the persistence of transcendentalism in the work of several representative twentieth- and twenty-first-century figures, including Charles Ives, Joseph Cornell, Truman Nelson, Annie Dillard, and Mary Oliver, and shows how this dialogue continues to inform important imaginative work to this date. -- from back cover
The transcendental child : images and concepts of the child in American transcendentalism by Bruce A Ronda( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discourse of American literature : culture and expression from colonization to present by Bruce A Ronda( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Concord School of Philosophy and the legacy of Transcendentalism by Bruce A Ronda( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.39 for Letters of ... to 0.96 for The Concor ...)

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody : a reformer on her own terms
English (26)

Reading the old man : John Brown in American culture