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ISBN13: 9781590300992
ISBN10: 1590300998
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"The mind of Emerson," literary critic Harold Bloom once wrote, "is the mind of America." Indeed, Ralph Waldo Emerson's essays contain some of the most memorable and important expressions of American thought. Generations of readers have been stirred by Emerson's ideal of self-reliance, and his vision of nature as a manifestation of the divine spirit has profoundly influenced American naturalists and environmentalists from Thoreau's time to the present. Poets as diverse as Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Allen Ginsberg were inspired by the transcendental flavor of Emerson's work.

This volume brings together selections from Emerson's best-loved writings, particularly drawing upon his early work, which is some of his most poignant. Included are excerpts from Nature, the famous "Divinity School Address," "Self-Reliance," "The Over-Soul," "Compensation," "Spiritual Laws," "The Poet," and "Circles." Several of his most moving poems appear here as well.

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These selections from the best-loved of Emerson's writings contain some of the most treasured and important expressions of his thought.

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Selections from Emerson's most memorable and influential writings.

About the Author

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803­—1882) was a renowned lecturer and writer, whose ideas on philosophy, religion, and literature influenced many writers, including Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. After an undergraduate career at Harvard, he studied at Harvard Divinity School and became an ordained minister, continuing a long line of ministers in his family. He traveled widely and lectured, and became well known for his publications Essays and Nature.

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google123, May 16, 2007 (view all comments by google123)
this book was grrrrrrreat. i found the poems to be so insightful. reading these were enlightening. it made me feel like a new man. my life is now complete. i want to meet ralph so bad. he is so sexy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590300992
Editor:
Turner, Peter
Publisher:
Shambhala
Editor:
Turner, Peter
Author:
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Author:
Edited by Peter Turner
Author:
Turner, Peter
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Philosophy
Series:
Shambhala Library
Publication Date:
20030909
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.98x4.58x.76 in. .53 lbs.

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Nature and Other Writings
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