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Matthiessen was an American studies scholar and literary critic at Harvard University, [7] and chaired its undergraduate program in history and literature. Our age has had no escape from an awareness of history.

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Matthiessen was born in Pasadena, California on February 19, Matthiessen was one of earliest scholars associated with the Salzburg Global Seminar. Matthiessen’s politics were left-wing and socialist. Matthiessen Limited preview – He had a two decade long romantic relationship with the painter Russell Cheneytwenty years his senior.

Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman. Much of that history has been hard and full of suffering. Martin Snippet view – Matthiessen Plunges to Death from Hotel Window”.

American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman

Common terms and phrases Ahab Ahab’s allegory American analogy artist aware beauty become believed Billy Budd called century chapter character Coleridge conception contrast criticism death declared democratic divine Eliot Emerson England essay Ethan Brand evil experience expression eyes fact feeling felt final Greenough Hawthorne Hawthorne’s heart Henry James human ideal imagination Ishmael Israel Potter James journal kind knew language Leaves of Grass less literature living man’s Marble Faun Mardi means F.i.matthiessen Melville’s ment merely mind Moby-Dic Moby-Dick moral nature never observed passage phrase Pierre poem poet poetry prose remark rhetoric rhythm romantic Scarlet Letter scene seems sense sentence Shakespeare sketch soul spirit Starbuck story strain style suggested symbol theme things Thoreau thought tion tragedy transcendental transcendentalists truth Twice-Told Tales Van Wyck Brooks verse voice Walden wanted whale Whitman whole words ametican wrote.


I Led 3 Lives: In Julyhe gave the inaugural lecture, stating:. At Harvard University, he quickly completed his M.

His personal story, academic contributions, political activism and early death had a lasting impact on a circle of scholars and renaissannce. Emerson-the Philosopher of Democracy. Its focus was the period roughly from to in which all these writers but Emerson published what would, by Matthiessen’s time, come to be thought of as their masterpieces: In a letter to Cheney, Matthiessen wrote about trusting friends with the knowledge of their relationship, rather than the world at large; f.o.matthiessn in planning to spend his life with Cheney, Matthiessen went as far as asking his cohort in the Yale secret society Skull and Bones to approve of their partnership.

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Matthiessen Roomf.o.mtathiessen personal manuscripts and volumes of his library available for scholarly research by permission. History of Western Philosophy. Harvard, Homosexuality and the Shaping of American Culture.


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American renaissance: art and expression in the age of Emerson and Whitman

Retrieved January renaidsance, His grandfather, Frederick William Matthiessenwas an industrial leader in zinc production and a successful manufacturer of clocks and machine tools. Matthiessen was buried at Springfield Cemetery in Springfield, Massachusetts. Views Read Edit View history.

In the same letter to Cheney 7 F.o.matthiessrnMatthiessen makes clear a distinction between the world and those ‘close friends’ with whom he thinks it safe to share the fact of their relationship. Roy Harvey Pearce – – Critical Inquiry 8 1: Matthiessen was known to his friends as “Matty”. Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman.