An unreachable flower. Thoreau in Emerson eulogy

Author/s Valentina Riva
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/55
Language Italian Pages 13 P. 106-118 File size 78 KB
DOI 10.3280/LAS2016-055008
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The essay deals with Ralph Waldo Emerson eulogy for Henry David Thoreau, published on The Atlantic Monthly in 1862. After an initial description of the eulogy’s main characteristics, the focus of this essay examines the different conception that these authors had about friendship, life philosophy and school of thought. In the second part, the article questions Emerson ability to deeply understand the literary expression of his disciple and friend. Lastly, the article seeks to shed light about Emerson’s consideration of Thoreau as an intellectual thinker.

Valentina Riva, Un fiore inaccessibile. L’immagine di Thoreau nell’elogio funebre di Emerson in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 55/2016, pp 106-118, DOI: 10.3280/LAS2016-055008