Vol. 3 No. 10 October, 2018

The Phenomenon Transcendentalism and Its Impact on American and Other Literatures



Transcendentalism like any other movement or thought did not have any spontaneous birth and growth; rather its rise, growth and spread had been gradual and graceful as a reaction to the then prevailing ideologies which kept over emphasizing on rationalism. Though this movement took its inception as a religious reaction but its influence penetrated very soon in every gender not only of American but also European literatures. Some aspects of this movement related to its inception and impact are succinctly highlighted in this research.