Emerson: The Mind on Fire: A Biography - These Flying Days Summary & Analysis

Robert D. Richardson
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These Flying Days Summary and Analysis

In These Flying Days: Chapter 49: New Books, New Problems, Emerson gives a lecture at Dartmouth about the inadequate imagination of American work; but, he had hope for the American writers of the future. Emerson is deeply troubled in this chapter after Andrews Norton bashed him and others in a Boston newspaper article. Emerson is very uncomfortable with all the publicity that had come due to this attack; he keeps out of the debate and feels he did not need to explain his views. This first taste of public censure would stay with him for the rest of his life.

In These Flying Days: Chapter 50: Jones Very, many of the new people in Emerson's life are members of various movements, with the strangest being Jones Very. Emerson is impressed by his inner-directedness and intelligence; Very, in turn, is...

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