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Author Habich, Robert D., 1951-

Title Building their own Waldos : Emerson's first biographers and the politics of life-writing in the Gilded Age / by Robert D. Habich

Publ Info Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  PS1631 .H28 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  PS1631 .H28 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xxviii, 186 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p.135-180) and index
Contents Introduction: building their own Waldos -- A genre in transition: biography in the 1880s -- An act of wholesome and pure-hearted admiration: Emerson's first biographer, George Willis Cooke -- Biographers and the pornographer: Conway, Ireland, and "Emerson and his friends" -- Diagnosing the gentle iconoclast: Dr. Holmes on Emerson -- Authorizing Emerson's biography: Cabot and/or Edward Emerson -- Shelf life: the legacy of Emerson's first biographies
LC subject Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History
Authors, American -- Biography -- History and criticism
American prose literature -- History and criticism
Biography as a literary form
ISBN 9781587299629 (pbk : alk. paper)
1587299623 (pbk : alk. paper)
9781587299636 (e-book)
1587299631 (e-book)