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The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Brooks Atkinson and Mary Oliver


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780679783220
  • ISBN-10: 0679783229
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • Publish Date: September 2000
  • Page Count: 880
  • Dimensions: 8.03 x 5.1 x 1.85 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.36 pounds

Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)

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Books > Literary Collections > American - General
Books > Literary Collections > Essays
Books > Literary Criticism > General

 
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