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|By the very fact of not consciously intending it, Hawthorne thus furnishes a |
striking if oblique example of Emerson's and ... reached his own position that '
there is properly no history, only biography,' a position that Thoreau, in his
|The student is to read history actively and not passively; to esteem his own life |
the text, and books the commentary. Thus compelled ... All history becomes
subjective; in other words there is properly no history, only biography. Every mind
|And no aspect of the past, however grand it may appear, is to be regarded as |
superior to the present moment. ... and the prose moves with the vehemence of
undeniable conviction: "In other words, there is properly no history, only
|In "History," for instance, Emerson drew his readers' attention to their share in the |
universality of nature and the human condition through thought. ... All history
becomes subjective; in other words, there is properly no History, only Biography.
|implied by the very notion of the past and of its correct representation. to think of |
history as fiction does not mean, ... and verifying them here. all history becomes
subjective; in other words, there is properly no history; only biography.
|3 So I am emphatically not wanting to encourage those persons who simply |
delight in talking about themselves, and who engage in ... Imight begin a sermon
by saying, Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'There is properly no history; only
|11 Not only is Emerson's assertion derivative of an English writer, but clearly |
what "our age" honors retrospectively is ... that "there is properly no history, only
biography" because "we are always coming up with the emphatic facts of history
Victoria Jennings, Andrea Katsaros - 2007 - Preview
|too,22 and if a similar sensitivity were not there in the theatre, comedy would |
never be able to make jokes out of paratragedy. But that does not mean ...
Emerson's There is properly no history, only biography, is not too far away (
|There have been dozens and dozens of biographies written on Princess Diana. |
One can imagine a ... is not easy or clear cut. As Ralph Waldo Emerson observes
, There is properly no history; only biography (Essays: First Series, 1841).
|Great men have often the shortest biographies. Their real life is in their books |
or deeds. There is properly no history, only biography. Emerson. One
anecdote of a man is worth a volume of biography. Channing. The remains of