By Dean Grodzins
In American Heretic, Dean Grodzins bargains a compelling account of the awesome first section of Parker's profession, whilst this advanced man--charismatic but awkward, courageous but insecure--rose from poverty and obscurity to popularity and notoriety as a Transcendentalist prophet. Grodzins unearths hitherto hidden features of Parker's existence, together with his love for a girl who used to be no longer his spouse, and offers clean views on Transcendentalism. Grodzins explores Transcendentalism's spiritual roots, indicates the profound non secular and political matters at stake within the "Transcendentalist controversy," and provides new insights into Parker's Transcendentalist colleagues, together with Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and Bronson Alcott. He strains, too, the highbrow origins of Parker's epochal definition of democracy as executive of, by way of, and for the people.
The manuscript of this ebook was once provided the Allan Nevins Prize via the Society of yankee Historians.
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