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Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitmancelebrated americah achievements of several 19th-century American authors and had a profound impact on a generation of scholars. Roy Harvey Pearce – – Critical Inquiry 8 1: Much of that history has been hard and full of suffering. He had a two decade long romantic relationship with the painter Russell Cheney renaisssance, twenty years his senior.

By the Yale University Press. Martin Snippet view – Mark Noble – – Cambridge University Press. Oxford University Press,p. Retrieved November 11, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

However, the couple often retreated to their shared cottage in Kittery, Maine. Review of Mott, W. The Argument of the Essays. His personal story, academic contributions, political activism and early death had a lasting impact on a circle of scholars and writers.


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

He also continued to be deeply affected by Russell Cheney’s death. Along with several other scholars, he is regarded as a contributor to the creation of American studies as a recognized academic discipline. The New York Times. Matthiessen was buried at Springfield Cemetery in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Russell Cheney died in July The Roots, Growth, and Maturity of a Profession. Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman. Matthiessen was an American studies scholar and literary critic at Harvard University, [7] and chaired its undergraduate program in history and literature.

He was being targeted by anti-communist forces that would soon be exploited by Senator Joseph McCarthyand inquiries by the House Un-American Activities Committee into his politics may have been a contributing factor in his suicide.

In the same letter to Cheney 7 FebruaryMatthiessen makes clear a distinction between the world and those ‘close friends’ with whom he thinks it safe to share the fact of their relationship. Gallagher – – Thought: Value Theory categorize this paper.

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His grandfather, Renaiwsance William Matthiessenwas an industrial leader in zinc production and a successful manufacturer of clocks and machine tools. Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitmandiscusses the flowering of literary culture in the middle of the American 19th century, with Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, Whitman and Nathaniel Hawthorne.


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This entry has no external links. He spent the evening before his death at the home of his friend and colleague, Kenneth Murdock, Harvard’s Higginson Professor of English Literature.

Fordham University Quarterly 16 4: Several generations after Matthiessen’s death, this visiting professorship reaffirms the university’s appreciation for his continuing legacy as a storied scholar and teacher. On the Harvard campus, Matthiessen was a visible and active supporter of progressive causes. Approaching seventy years after his death, Matthiessen’s suite at Eliot House remains preserved as the F.

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