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" Perhaps the time is already come when it ought to be, and will be, something else ; when the sluggard intellect of this continent will look from under its iron lids and fill the postponed expectation of the world with something better than the exertions... "
The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation - Page 17
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pages
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In Search of Authenticity: The Formation of Folklore Studies

Regina Bendix - 1997 - 306 pages
...affectation and artifice. His 1837 address, "The American Scholar," captures his goals most clearly. "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands draws to a close," Emerson stated in his opening paragraph, and after summarizing what the true scholarly habitus ought...
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The Trumpet of Reform: German Literature in Nineteenth-century New England

Sigrid Bauschinger - 1998 - 211 pages
...great future for scholars if they would only free themselves from the fetters of academic tradition. "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to...cannot always be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvests."58 Emerson defined it as the American scholar's duty to learn from nature, to be inspired...
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Playing Indian

Philip Joseph Deloria - 1998 - 249 pages
...iron lids and fill the postponed expectation of the world with something better than the exertions of mechanical skill. Our day of dependence, our long...to the learning of other lands, draws to a close. . . . Who can doubt that poetry will revive and lead in a new age, as the star in the constellation...
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Story Line: Exploring the Literature of the Appalachian Trail

Ian Marshall - 1998 - 284 pages
...and distinction for our artists. When Ralph Waldo Emerson proclaimed in "The American Scholar" that "our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close," he was expressing a wish that had been in the cultural air for half a century." It's hard to pinpoint...
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Emerson's Ethics

Gustaaf Van Cromphout - 1999 - 182 pages
...with voices and models that do not fit our experience. As Emerson warns in "The American Scholar," "The millions that around us are rushing into life,...always be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvests" (CW 1:52). As the prophetic voice of his people, the poet has the duty to deepen their consciousness...
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Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

Stuart Hutchinson - 1999 - 157 pages
...after Ralph Waldo Emerson's declaration of American cultural independence in The American Scholar' ('our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands draws to a close. . . . We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe'), even a writer from the banks of the...
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The World that is the Book: Paul Auster's Fiction

Aliki Varvogli - 2001 - 184 pages
...apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close', he proclaimed in 'The American Scholar'. 'The millions that around us are rushing into life,...always be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvests.' 4 This call stemmed from Emerson's desire to see the emergence of writers who would create a new idiom...
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Necro Citizenship: Death, Eroticism, and the Public Sphere in the Nineteenth ...

Dorothy Draheim Professor of English Russ Castronovo, Russ Castronovo - 2001 - 351 pages
...with the French Revolution. Or as Ralph Waldo Emerson put it in a statement of literary protectionism, "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to...the learning of other lands draws to a close" ("The American Scholar," in Essays and Lectures [New York: Library of America, 1983], 53). 20 This assortment...
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The World that is the Book: Paul Auster's Fiction

Aliki Varvogli - 2001 - 184 pages
...Emerson was the major advocate of literary and intellectual independence for his country. 'Our days of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close', he proclaimed in 'The American Scholar'. 'The millions that around us are rushing into life, cannot...
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Fashionable Nihilism: A Critique of Analytic Philosophy

Bruce Wilshire - 2002 - 156 pages
...a declaration of intellectual independence in the clarion opening pages of "The American Scholar": Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to...arise, that must be sung, that will sing themselves. But we find it hard to let things sing, and it is easier to declare independence than to achieve it....
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