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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays: The First and Second SeriesRalph Waldo Emerson: Essays: The First and Second Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Selected Journals 1820 - 1842Ralph Waldo Emerson Selected Journals 1820 - 1842
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Selected WritingsRalph Waldo Emerson Selected Writings
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The writings featured here show Emerson as a protester against social conformity, a lover of nature, an activist for the rights of women and slaves, and a poet of great sensitivity. As explored in this volume, Emersonian thought is a unique blend of belief in individual freedom and in humility before the power of nature. "I become a transparent eyeball," Emerson wrote in Nature, "I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part of parcel of God." Written over a century ago, this passage is a striking example of the passion and originality of Emerson's ideas, which continue to serve as a spiritual center and an ideological base for modern thought.
     

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays and LecturesRalph Waldo Emerson: Essays and Lectures
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Joel Porte
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Emerson's enduring power is apparent everywhere in American literature: there is scarcely a writer or philosopher who has not been touched by his vision. The first volume of his writing in the Library of America covers his most productive period, and encompasses his richest and most important works. Here in their entirety are the books that established Emerson's colossal reputaion as our most eloquent champion of individualism and as a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society. Included are such renowned works as "The American Scholar" (which Oliver Wendell Holmes called "our intellectual Declaration of Independence"), the controversial "Divinity School Address," which led to Emerson's leaving the ministry to pursue a fiercely independent course, the inspiring summons to "Self-Reliance." No other volume conveys so comprehensively the exhilaration and exploratory energy of perhaps America's greatest writer.
     

 
Walden with Ralph Waldo Emerson's Essay on ThoreauWalden with Ralph Waldo Emerson's Essay on Thoreau
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Walden describes Thoreau's domestic ecomony, the wildlife, the few visitors to his remote wooden hut, and his reflections on the quality of human life in an age of growing materialism and of a prevailing work ethic. It has become a poignant critique of the values of Thoreau's society which retains its relevance and extraordinary power today.
     

The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo EmersonThe Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The definitive collection of Emerson's major speeches, essays, and poetry, The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson chronicles the life's work of a true "American Scholar." As one of the architects of the transcendentalist movement, Emerson embraced a philosophy that championed the individual, emphasized independent thought, and prized "the splendid labyrinth of one's own perceptions." More than any writer of his time, he forged a style distinct from his European predecessors and embodied and defined what it meant to be an American. Matthew Arnold called Emerson's essays "the most important work done in prose."
     

 
The Portable Emerson, RevisedThe Portable Emerson, Revised
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Malcolm Cowley
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This volume presents the essential works by Emerson, including History, Self-Reliance, The Over-Soul, Circles, The Poet; Emerson's first book in entirety; twenty-two poems; complete English Traits; and biographical essays on Plato, Napoleon, Henry David Thoreau, Thomas Carlyle, and others.

 

 


     
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