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" The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they, — let us hold by this. They pin me down. They look backward and not forward. But genius looks forward : the eyes... "
History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar - Page 157
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
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Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Andrew Epstein - 2006 - 376 pages
...WITH THE AVANT-GARDE The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they...They pin me down. They look backward and not forward. — Emerson, "American Scholar" It is rather remarkable that American avant-garde poets of the 19505...
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Emerson: Political Writings

Kenneth S. Sacks - 2008 - 237 pages
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...be, if the man create not, the pure efflux of the Deityis not his; - cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. There are creative manners, there...
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