The Boston Cosmopolitans: International Travel and American by M. Rennella

By M. Rennella

This publication strains the development of cosmopolitanism from the personal adventure of a gaggle of artists and intellectuals who lived and labored in Boston among 1865 and 1915 to complete works of enormous artwork that formed public area.

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The Boston Cosmopolitans: International Travel and American Arts and Letters, 1865–1915

This ebook strains the development of cosmopolitanism from the personal event of a gaggle of artists and intellectuals who lived and labored in Boston among 1865 and 1915 to entire works of enormous paintings that formed public area.

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After returning to America in 1873, Norton dedicated his own work to addressing what he now defined as the dangerous consequences of Emersonian “fatalism” on the republic. As James Turner points out, Norton’s long stay in Europe made him more sensitive to the peculiar problems of the United States. ”30 In the face of the depressingly real moral failures of the American government during Reconstruction, Emerson’s benign generalities seemed increasingly dangerous to Norton because they would only further weaken any tendency that Americans had to improving themselves through healthy self-criticism and, especially, self-awareness.

39 But did this preclude the possibility of European artists doing the same kind of thing? And did this mean that art shaped by cosmopolitan influences is necessarily superior to more local or regionally influenced art? The perspective of the older Henry James, as we will see, would turn out to be much suppler. No matter what their agendas, though, and despite their prejudices, the repeated travels of the Boston Cosmopolitans opened up countless opportunities for them to learn from other people and cultures in liminal space.

54 For all his praise of Japan, La Farge was never tempted to live there permanently. It was the temporary quality of his stay that made it valuable, for in leaving a few months after he arrived, La Farge avoided being influenced by the “cant” and unquestioned beliefs that every culture maintains. Instead of indulging in constant comparisons between the United States and Japan, traveling abroad gave La Farge the much more precious opportunity to examine and change his old habits, to begin to think differently from the ways he had been accustomed to thinking at home.

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