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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.
Self-Reliance: The Wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson as Inspiration for Daily LivingRichard Whelan, Ralph Waldo Emerson & Richard Whelan(ED.)Three Rivers Press / 1991 / Trade Paperback$12.59 Retail:
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Emersons' essays reflect all aspects of his life--as an upper-class Bostonian and as one of the truly radical thinkers of the 20th century. His essays focus on a wide variety of topics, including history, love, manners and nature, and in all, his unique worldview is given in breathtaking prose. 335 pages, softcover.
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.
This collection of the essential writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson include Nature, his first and second series of essays that include Self-Reliance, Art, The Poet, Experience and others, as well as Plato; or, The Philosopher, Poems, and others famous works. From the Modern Library Collection. Introduction by Mary Oliver. 850 pages, softcover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays: The First and Second SeriesRalph Waldo EmersonPenguin Random House / 2010 / Trade Paperback$11.66 Retail:
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eBooks and Audiobooks
The Portable Emerson - eBookRalph Waldo Emerson, Jeffrey S. Cramer(Ed.) & Jeffrey S. CramerPenguin Classics / 2014 / ePub$9.99
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Selected Essays, Lectures and Poems - eBookRalph Waldo EmersonBantam / 2006 / ePub$4.99
Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson: (A Modern Library E-Book) - eBookRalph Waldo Emerson, Brooks AtkinsonModern Library / 2000 / ePub$6.99