This dissertation tells the story of--or, rather, unfolds one intellectual history of--American individualism on the left. In it, I argue that Emerson and Thoreau belong to a tradition of American anarchism that included Emma Goldman and other Gilded Age anarchists, Beat poets like Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen, and New Leftists in the politics of the 1960s.
University of Minnesota Ph.D. dissertation. April 2013. Major: American Studies. Advisor: Lary May. 1 computer file (PDF); i, 219 pages.
Brown, James Patrick.
Anarchy and individualism in American Literature: from Walden Pond to the rise of the New Left.
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