Monday, January 04, 2021

Emerson speaks again . . .

Emerson made the following call to revolt against Europe's cultural domination:

"We have listened too long to the Courtly muses of Europe."

In this revolt is included a call to create a distinctly American literature. I'll have more to say about this, perhaps, but you can look ahead by going to the link, which is here: "The American Scholar: An Oration Delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, at Cambridge" (August 31, 1837).


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