DOI:10.1353/CRT.2013.0014
Corpus ID: 170862355
Ecology and Imagination: Emerson, Thoreau, And The Nature Of Metonymy
Sean Meehan
Published 2013
Philosophy

Criticism
The world is enigmatical, every thing said and every thing known and done, and must not be taken literally, but genially. We must be at the top of our condition to understand any thing rightly.-Ralph… Expand
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