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"In Search of the Absolute: Essays on Swedenborg and Literature" looks at the enduring influence of the eighteenth-century Swedish philosopher and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg on poetry, drama, and short fiction in Europe and both North and South America. It contains articles by H. J. Jackson, Anders Hallengren, and other leading writers and academics.
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Introduction. By Stephen McNeilly 1 - 'Swedenborg's Meaning is the Truth': Coleridge, Tulk and Swedenborg. By H J Jackson 2 - Swedenborgian Simile in Emersonian edification. By Anders Halengren. 3 - Swedenborgian Ideas in the Poetry of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. By Richard Lines 4 - A Hermenuetic Key to the Leaves of Grass. By Anders Hallengren. 5 - Subjectivity and Truth: Strindberg and Swedenborg. By Lars Bergquist. 6 - Swedenborg and Borges. By Emilio R Baez-Rivera.

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Stephen McNeilly has edited a number of titles including: 'On the True Philosopher and the True Philosophy', containing essays by international scholars on the Philosophy of Swedenborg; 'Introducing the Mystic', essays by Ralph waldo Emerson; 'On the Translator and the Latin Text - Essays by John Chadwick'; and many others.

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