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By Cary Wolfe

This research analyzes the ability, attract, and outcomes of radical individualism and the type of cultural critique it generates within the significant determine of yank Romanticism, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the critical determine of yankee modernism, Ezra Pound. either writers got down to criticize and heal the dissociation of ethics, economics, and politics that they observed because the alienating cultural end result of capitalism. yet simply because their imaginative and prescient of the inalienable person was once modeled at the constitution and good judgment of personal estate, they reproduced the very contradictions and alienations that they got down to critique and conquer of their bold cultural initiatives.

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