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“A Life of the Mind”

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 Myths of the Fall

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 [...]