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Young America’s Critic (1845–1846)

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/9780195396324.003.0007
Young America’s Critic (1845–1846)

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This chapter examines the developments in Margaret Fuller’s career as literary critic for the New York Tribune. In June 1845 Fuller started to pick up the pace of her writing and decided to throw away her personal Romantic gendered formula. She later started receiving appraisals for her work and became involved in the so-called Wars of the Literati with other authors of literary magazines in the city. Her allies in this war were the Young America literary circle, whose leaders were the editors Evert Duycknick and William A. Jones.

Keywords: Margaret Fuller; literary critic; New York Tribune; literati; Evert Duycknick; William A. Jones

Chapter.  24447 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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