This is John Burroughs' 1922 biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The Last Harvest”. It is a masterful piece of writing that provides a unique and profound insight into the life of American poet Last Harvest. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in the work and mind of Emerson, and it is not to be missed by fans of Burroughs' fantastic work. Contents include: “Emerson And His Journals”, “Flies In Amber”, “Another Word On Thoreau”, “A Critical Glance Into Darwin”, “What Makes A Poem?”, “Short Studies In Contrasts”, “Day By Day”, “Gleanings”, “Sundown Papers”, and more. John Burroughs (1837 – 1921) was an American naturalist, essayist, and active member of the U.S. conservation movement. Burroughs' work was incredibly popular during his lifetime, and his legacy has lived on in the form of twelve U.S. Schools named after him, Burroughs Mountain, and the John Burroughs Association—which publicly recognizes well-written and illustrated natural history publications. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
Author: C. K. Williams
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2010-03-29
Genre: Literary Criticism
In this book, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet C. K. Williams sets aside the mass of biography and literary criticism that has accumulated around Walt Whitman and attempts to go back to Leaves of Grass as he first encountered it—to explore why Whitman's epic "continues to inspire and sometimes daunt" him. The result is a personal reassessment and appreciation of one master poet by another, as well as an unconventional and brilliant introduction to Whitman. Beautifully written and rich with insight, this is a book that refreshes our ability to see Whitman in all his power.
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.