Henry David Thoreau: A Life of the Mind, By Robert D. Richardson, Jr. California. $25.00.
The New England transcendentalists, Robert Richardson confesses, "did not, singly or in a group, make a perceptible contribution to the development of Ger [...]
Emerson's Fall: A New Interpretation of the Major Essays, By B. L. Packer. Continuum. $12.95.
The doctrines of the Over-Soul, correspondence, and compensation seem nowadays to add up to shallow optimism and insufferable smugness," Perry Miller wro [...]