Enthusiast: Essays on modern American literature by David Herd
English | Sep. 1, 2007 | ISBN: 0719074282 | 222 Pages | PDF | 7 MB
Enthusiast! is a polemical history of American literature told from the point of view of six of its major enthusiasts.
Complaining that his age was 'retrospective', Emerson injected enthusiasm into American literature as a way of making it new. 'What,' he asked, 'is a man good for without enthusiasm? and what is enthusiasm but the daring of ruin for its object?'