Selected Bibliography on Ralph Waldo Emerson

[Note: This page needs to be updated. Please consult the "Bibliography on Emerson, 1985 to the Present" page.]

Allen, Gay Wilson. Waldo Emerson. New York: Viking, 1981.

Barish, Evelyn. Emerson: The Roots of Prophecy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989.

Bercovitch, Sacvan. "Emerson, Individualism, and the Ambiguities of Dissent." South Atlantic Quarterly 89 (1990).

Bishop, Jonathan. Emerson on the Soul. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2964.

Bloom, Harold. Poetics of Influence. New Haven: Charles Schwab, 1988. 309-23.

Buell, Lawrence. Literary Transcendentalism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1973.

Burkholder, Robert, and Joel Myerson, eds. Emerson: An Annotated Secondary Bibliography. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985.

Burkholder, Robert, and Joel Myerson. Critical Essays On Ralph Waldo Emerson. Boston: Hall, 1983.

Cameron, Kenneth W. Emerson Among His Contemporaries. Hartford: Transcendental Books, 1967.

Cavell, Stanley. Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990.

Cavell, Stanley. The Senses of Walden. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1981.

Cayton, Mary Kupiec. Emerson's Emergence. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.

Chai, Leon. The Romantic Foundations of the American Renaissance. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987.

Ellison, Julie. Emerson's Romantic Style. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984.

Ellison, Julie. "Aggressive Allegory." Raritan 3.3 (1984): 100-15.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Letters. 6 vols. Ed. Ralph L. Rusk. New York: Columbia University Press, 1939.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson. 16 vols. Ed. William H. Gilman et al. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1960-82.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. 12 vols. Ed. Edward Waldo Emerson. Boston: Houghton, 1903-4.

Fiedelson, Charles. Symbolism and American Literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953.

Gougeon, Len, and Joel Myerson, eds.  Emerson's Antislavery Writings.  New Haven : Yale University Press, 1995.

Gougeon, Len. Virtue's Hero. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1990.

Hedges, William L. "From Franklin to Emerson." The Oldest Revolutionary: Essays on Benjamin Franklin. Ed. J. A. Leo Lemay. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1976. 139-53.

Jehlen, Myra. American Incarnation. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986.

Johnson, Glen M. "Emerson's Craft of Revision: The Composition of Essays (1841)." Studies in the American Renaissance 1980. Ed. Joel Myerson. Boston: Twayne, 1980. 51-72.

Konvitz, Milton R., and Stephen Whicher. Emerson: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1962.

Landow, George P. Elegant Jeremiahs: The Sage from Carlyle to Mailer. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987.

Leverenz, David. Manhood and the American Renaissance. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989.

Levin, David, ed. Emerson: Prophcy, Metamorphosis, and Influence. Papers of the English Institute. New York: Columbia U P, 1975.

Lowance, Mason. The Language of Canaan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1980.

Miller, Perry. "Jonathan Edwards to Emerson." New England Quarterly 13 (1940): 589-617.

Mott, Wesley. "The Strains of Eloquence": Emerson and his Sermons. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1989.

Myerson, Joel, ed. Emerson: Centenary Essays. Carbondale: Southern Illinois U P, 1982.

Nicoloff, Philip. Emerson on Race and History. New York: Columbia University Press, 1981.

Packer, Barbara. Emerson's Fall. New York: Continuum, 1982. Readings of the major essays.

Poirier, Richard. A World Elsewhere: The Place of Style in American Literature. 1966.

Poirier, Richard. Poetry and Pragmatism. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992.

Poirier, Richard. The Renewal of Literature: Emersonian Reflections. New York: Random House, 1987.

Porte, Joel, ed. Emerson: Prospect and Restrospect. Cambridge: Harvard U P, 1982.

Porte, Joel. Representative Man: Ralph Waldo Emerson in His Time. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.

Porter, Carolyn. Seeing and Being. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1981.

Porter, David. Emerson and Literary Change. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1979.

Richardson, Robert D. Emerson: The Mind on Fire. 1995.

Robinson, David. Apostle of Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982.

Rosenwald, Lawrence. Emerson and the Art of the Diary. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Sealts, Merton M. "Emerson as Teacher." Emerson: Centenary Essays. Ed. Joel Myerson. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1982.

Sealts, Merton M., Jr. and Alfred R. Ferguson, eds. Emerson's Nature: Origin, Growth, Meaning. 2nd ed. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1979.

Stoehr, Taylor. Nay-Saying in Concord. New York: Basic Books, 1984.

Thurin, Erik. Emerson as Priest of Pan. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1981.

Van Leer, David. Emerson's Epistemology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

West, Cornel. The American Evasion of Philosophy. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989.

Whicher, Stephen. Freedom and Fate: An Inner Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1953.

Yoder, R. A. Emerson and the Orphic Poet in America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978.

Yoder, Ralph A. "Toward the 'Titmous Dimension': The Development of Emerson's Poetic Style." PMLA 87 (March 1972): 255-70.