American Romanticism And Transcendentalism
Thirdly, oriental mysticism as revealed in Hindu and Chinese classics reached America in English translations. As a result, New England Transcendentalism blended native American tradition with foreign influences.
Ralph Waldo Emerson published Nature in 1836 which represented a new way of intellectual thinking in America.
“The Universe is composed of Nature and the Soul. Spirit is present everywhere.” This new voice led American Romanticism to a new and mature period, the period of New England Transcendentalism.
This was the most significant development of American literature in the mid-19th century.
The Concord club was the first and most famous of a series of forums that served during the next few decades as social gathering points. It became the movement's magnetic center.
They advocated their views and principles in various magazines. Besides, they even published their journal, The Dial (1840-1844).
Major Transcendentalist Figures
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
The American Scholar