Consuming text: Transubstantiation and ingestion in the interpretation of Emerson

McMillin, T.S.
January 1996
Criticism;Winter96, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p85
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Argues that there is something to the way American readers have interpreted the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson that bears the mark of consumption. Definition of consumption; Effects of consumption on reading; Transfigurative use of Emerson's writing; Internalizing the writer's divine presence.


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