TITLE

CHAPTER ONE: RALPH WALDO EMERSON: MANHOOD AND THE MALE WRITER IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA

AUTHOR(S)
Jeffs, William Patrick
PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
Feminism, Manhood & Homosexuality: Intersections in Psychoanalys;2003, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter One of the book "Feminism, Manhood and Homosexuality: Intersections in Psychoanalysis and American Poetry" is presented. It focuses on how author Ralph Waldo Emerson related the process of poetic composition to male sexuality. Throughout the course of his writings, Emerson insisted on strictly masculine conceptions of poetry, language, oratory and the poet itself. He believed that women are inferior, passive and irrelevant. However, it contradicted with Emerson's attitudes toward women and poetic creativity because he promoted women's rights in regard to education and voting. It was perceived that political, social and moral issues were linked with matters of sexuality during the nineteenth century in the U.S.
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19313779

 

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