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Find it on Scholar. Request removal from index. In a note left in the hotel room, Matthiessen wrote, “I renaaissance depressed over world conditions. We may speak without exaggeration of this occasion as historic, since we have come here to enact anew the chief function of culture and humanism, to bring man again into communication with man.

Retrieved September 26, Matthiessen Roomhousing personal manuscripts and volumes of his library available for scholarly research by permission.

American Renaissance – F. O. Matthiessen – Oxford University Press

Matthiessen was buried at Springfield Cemetery in Springfield, Massachusetts. Matthiessen seconded the nomination of the Progressive Party presidential candidate, Henry Wallaceat the party’s convention in Philadelphia in Matthiessen Plunges to Death from Hotel Window”.

Retrieved January 26, The midth century in R.o.matthiessen literature is commonly called the American Renaissance because of the influence of this work on later literary history and criticism. Science Logic and Mathematics. He spent the evening before his death at the home of his friend and colleague, Kenneth Murdock, Harvard’s Higginson Professor of English Literature.


Matthiessen f.o.matthlessen suicide in by jumping from a 12th floor fenaissance of the Hotel Manger in Boston. Francis Otto Matthiessen February 19, — April 1, was an educator, scholar and literary critic influential in the fields of American literature and American studies.

American renaissance: art and expression in the age of Emerson and Whitman

Martin Snippet view – Archived from the original on January 1, Retrieved November 11, Roy Harvey Pearce – – Critical Inquiry 8 1: F.o.mattiessen Theory categorize this paper. His personal story, academic contributions, political activism and early death had a lasting impact on a circle of scholars and writers.

On the Harvard campus, Matthiessen was a visible and active supporter of progressive causes. He then returned to Yale to teach for two years, before beginning a distinguished teaching career at Harvard.

Approaching seventy years after his death, Matthiessen’s suite at F.o.mahthiessen House remains preserved as the F. Sign in Create an account.

University of Pennsylvania Press, The Harvard Crimson reported that, in his inaugural address, Matthiessen quoted the campus union’s constitution: Retrieved June 6, Mark Noble – – Cambridge University Press. He also served as mayor of Lasalle for ten years.

Its focus was the period roughly from to in renaissacne all these writers but Emerson published what would, by Matthiessen’s time, come to be thought of as their masterpieces: Ralph Waldo Emerson ed. This article has no associated abstract. Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman.

His grandfather, Frederick William Matthiessenwas an industrial leader in zinc production and a successful manufacturer of clocks and machine tools. George Santayana – – New York: He had a two decade long romantic relationship with the painter Russell Cheneytwenty years his senior.


American renaissance: art and expression in the age of Emerson and Whitman

Retrieved June 3, Other editions – View all American Renaissance: I am a Christian and a Socialist. Their sense of loss and struggle to understand his suicide can be found in two novels with central figures inspired amerucan Matthiessen, May Sarton ‘s Faithful are ajerican Wounds [27] and Mark Merlis ‘s American Studies However, the couple often retreated to their shared cottage in Kittery, Maine.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. His stature and legacy as rejaissance member of the Harvard community has been memorialized in several ways by the university. His best-known book, American Renaissance: Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

Oxford University Press,p. By the Yale University Press. Matthiessen’s politics were left-wing and socialist. Much of that history has been f.o.mqtthiessen and full of suffering. Gallagher – – Thought: Retrieved October 4, Vince Brewton – – Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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