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Transcendental Editor (1840–1841)

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780195396324
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199852703 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396324.003.0001
Transcendental Editor (1840–1841)

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This chapter examines the work of Margaret Fuller as editor of the transcendental journal Dial. Three weeks after the journal’s inaugural publication on July 1, 1840, it received various criticisms, including some from literary dilettante William Pabodie. He declared that Fuller, with all her application, had no genuine love of knowledge for its own sake, but for the eclat with which it is attended. The journal also received criticisms from various other publications including the North American Review, Christian Examiner and Cincinnati Daily Chronicle.

Keywords: Margaret Fuller; Dial; North American Review; William Pabodie; literary criticism

Chapter.  23253 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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