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The Resource Solid Seasons

Solid Seasons

Label
Solid Seasons
Title
Solid Seasons
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey S. Cramer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A thoughtfully researched, movingly presented dual-biography of two iconic American writers, each trying to find the ideal friend with whom they could share their journey through our imperfect world. Any biography that concentrates on either Henry David Thoreau or Ralph Waldo Emerson tends to diminish the other figure, but in Solid Seasons both men remain central and equal. Through several decades of writing, friendship remained a primary theme for them both. Collecting extracts from the letters and journals of both men, as well as words written about them by their contemporaries, Jeffrey S. Cramer beautifully illustrates the full nature of their twenty-five-year dialogue. Biographers like to point at the crisis in their friendship, focusing particularly on Thoreau's disappointment in Emerson—rarely on Emerson's own disappointment in Thoreau—and leaving it there, a friendship ruptured. But the solid seasons remained, as is evident when, in 1878, Anne Burrows Gilchrist, the English writer and friend of Whitman, visited Emerson. She wrote that his memory was failing "as to recent names and topics but as is usual in such cases all the mental impressions that were made when he was in full vigour remain clear and strong." As they chatted, Emerson called to his wife, Lidian, in the next room, "What was the name of my best friend?" "Henry Thoreau," she answered. "Oh, yes," Emerson repeated. "Henry Thoreau."
Summary
A thoughtfully researched, movingly presented dual-biography of two iconic American writers, each trying to find the ideal friend with whom they could share their journey through our imperfect world. Collecting extracts from the letters and journals of both men, as well as words written about them by their contemporaries, Jeffrey S. Cramer beautifully illustrates the full nature of their twenty-five-year dialogue
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10772006
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Jeffrey S. Cramer
Dewey number
  • 818.309
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Literary Criticism / Modern
Target audience
adult
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the friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson
Label
Solid Seasons
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009871
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781640091320
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Solid Seasons
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009871
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781640091320
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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