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Concords and Discords (1844–1845)

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/9780195396324.003.0005
Concords and Discords (1844–1845)

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This chapter examines the emotional crisis of Margaret Fuller during the period from 1844 to 1845. In her journal she wrote about having her heart wound reopened and about needing a godlike embrace. However, her pains were not reflected in her writings. She wrote a cluster of “July Fourth” pieces for the Dial. One of the poems spoke of powerful fertility goddesses and female titans while another described her self-referential character transfiguring counter to the sorrowful Mary.

Keywords: Margaret Fuller; Dial; poems; self-referential character; female titans; fertility goddesses

Chapter.  19813 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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