Posts Tagged: transcendentalism

On Saviors and Superheroes: A Conversation with Adam Nemett

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Adam Nemett discusses his debut novel, WE CAN SAVE US ALL.

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The Rumpus Interview with Chris Jennings

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Chris Jennings talks about his new book Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism, incremental reform, Transcendentalists, Shakers, and creating a more perfect future.

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The Rumpus Review of The Revenant

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On its surface, The Revenant is a story about revenge and survival. On a deeper level, it’s about how those two motivations factor into a generational battle between the (God-like) forces of nature and industry—a sort of perverted Armageddon.

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Sarah Palin, the Transcendentalist

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From Lincoln’s famous love of quoting Shakespeare to George Bush’s prodigious reading habits, American politics have always mingled with the literary pantheon. Now that Sarah Palin is back in the news for her endorsement of Donald Trump, Jeet Heer traces her literary roots to Walt Whitman: This is democratic verse, that tries to encompass the […]

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Queer American History

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This slideshow is a few weeks old, obviously, because it was posted for Independence Day, but there’s no wrong time to read about queer American history. Some topics covered: Was James Buchanan the first gay president? How important was same-sex attraction to the transcendentalist movement? And, most importantly, just how early did San Francisco come […]

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