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By Leonard Unger

ISBN-10: 0684157977

ISBN-13: 9780684157979

Covers Jane Addams to Sidney Lanier

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He felt, not inaccurately, that Louisa was able to learn only through her will, through conflict. Hence, he noted in the journal that he devoted to her early development, she experienced the world largely as intractable materialia; Louisa would not discover the unchanging Platonic unity behind appearances in which he himself believed. Since Bronson was Louisa's teacher as well as her father, it was difficult for her to elude or modify his definitions of her. Bronson Alcott, a radical and unpopular pioneer in children's education, experimented largely of necessity on his own offspring.

He was never confined to those ideas that his culture made available to him; and he saw the cult of work and material progress, as well as the new Hegelian historicism that supported them, as denigrations of possibility. His notions of organic, cyclical, and periodic development are strikingly anticipatory of the best of Jungian and Eriksonian thought. Significantly, he loved gardens and planted and tended dozens of them; and in an age of architectural camouflage, he restored the original materials of the numerous houses he lived in.

My Lord, I scorn thy love, and I defy thy hate. Work thy will, I fear thee not. . henceforth we are strangers; now leave me. I would be alone. Rodolpho. Not yet, proud lady. If thou wilt not love, I '11 make thee learn to fear the heart thou hast so scornfully cast away. . Thou shalt rue the day when Count Rodolpho asked, and was refused. But I will yet win thee, and then beware! Leonore. Do thy worst, murderer. . (Exit Leonore) Rodolpho. Foiled again! Some demon works against me. 34 I AMERICAN The dramas are youthful studies in the possibilities of excitement.

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