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" There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and die sense of our author is... "
History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar - Page 160
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
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My Emily Dickinson

Susan Howe - 1985 - 144 pages
...Novelists," pp. 322-325) Emerson said the American scholar "must be an inventor to read well. . . . He that would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry out the wealth of the Indies." Emily Dickinson across the ocean from George Eliot and Elizabeth Barrett Browning was isolated, inventing,...
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Questing Fictions: Latin America's Family Romance

Djelal Kadir - 1986 - 163 pages
...resounds in the Emersonian declaration as proclaimed in "The American Scholar": "One must be an inventor to read well. As the proverb says, 'He that would...book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. "20 Neither Walter Pater nor TS Eliot can be denied the brawn of pertinacity implicit in the Emersonian...
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The Columbia Literary History of the United States

Emory Elliott - 1988 - 1263 pages
...invention," we read the great works of the past with a light that emanates from us, not from them: "the page of whatever book we read, becomes luminous with manifold allusion." This sudden burst of inner light makes the domineering masterpiece seem less formidable. "We see then,...
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Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist Theory

Mary Loeffelholz - 1991 - 179 pages
...poems. At a much greater distance, it also replies to the imperial solipsism of Emerson's aphorism "He that would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry out the wealth of the Indies," as well as to "The Sphinx" 's trial of male poetic initiation and to the Platonic idealism of "Give...
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Emerson's Literary Criticism

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1995 - 252 pages
...then we write. " "The American Scholar" places high emphasis on the process of "creative reading": "When the mind is braced by labor and invention the...we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion." In 1941, Matthiessen observed that "no American writer before Emerson had devoted such searching attention...
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Transcendental Wordplay: America's Romantic Punsters and the Search for the ...

Michael West - 2000 - 518 pages
...midcentury America's most eloquent spokesmen for "the party of Irony."z0 8/ Go Slow — Man Thinking When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the...manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant. — Emerson, "The American Scholar" Emerson Whips Words Until the Silence Reverberates Throughout the...
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Faulkner's Questioning Narratives: Fiction of His Major Phase, 1929-42

David L. Minter - 2001 - 166 pages
...Hannah Arendt, On Revolution (1963) One must be an inventor to read well. As the proverb says, "He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry...Every sentence is doubly significant, and the sense of the author is as broad as the world. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The American Scholar" (1837) Contents...
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Minding American Education: Reclaiming the Tradition of Active Learning

Martin Bickman - 2003 - 182 pages
...ignore the record of the past, but approach it in a less overawed, more critical and active spirit: "There is then creative reading as well as creative...book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion" (p. 59). Emerson's vision is consonant with our best current thinking on reading, that meaning is created...
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Changing the World: American Progressives in War and Revolution

Alan Dawley, Julian Zelizer, Linda Gordon, William Chafe - 2003 - 409 pages
...uplifting inscriptions for Union Station, one of which mused enigmatically on the duties of empire: "He that would bring home the wealth of the Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies with him." No evidence exists to say for sure whether the new men of power...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 2004 - 456 pages
...and Bacon were only young men in libraries when they wrote these books. — One must be an in? venter to read well. As the proverb says, * He that would bring home the wealth of the Indies mnst carry oat the wealth of the Indies.' —When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page...
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