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Essays & Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Barnes & Noble Classics) (edition 2005)

by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Author)

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Emerson's classic essays on "spiritual potential" and "self-reliance" can inspire
readers toward their own unique paths of self discovery.

He moves his audiences away from conformity, greed, and the pursuit of money
to seek peace, love, and beauty in nature and a soul.

('Waxing eloquent' was surely invented to describe his lengthy paragraphs.)

He did surprise me with "Experience." It is fairly bewildering, dense, and depressing:
"It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery we have made that we exist."

It would be welcome to learn what life experiences influenced this enigmatic change. ( )
  m.belljackson | Feb 25, 2020 |
To read the essays is to fall into a lost world of beautiful sentences. The fact that anyone could have thought in such long, beautiful sentences that are both substantial and elegant is one thing; that we have the legacy to read now is nothing short of a miracle. ( )
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(Note on the Author) Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) was born in Boston, the son of a Unitarian minister who died when he was eight, leaving him and four other brothers to the care of their mother and aunt, in straitened circumstances.
(Introduction) It is said that Nietzsche never travelled without carrying a volume of Emerson's essays with him.
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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&REssays and Poems&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RRalph Waldo Emerson&&L/B&&R, is part of the&&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R New introductions commissioned from today''s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader''s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader''s understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RAs an adolescent America searched for its unique identity among the nations of the world, a number of thinkers and writers emerged eager to share their vision of what the American character could be. Among their leaders was &&LB&&RRalph Waldo Emerson&&L/B&&R, whose essays, lectures, and poems defined the American transcendentalist movement, though he himself disliked the term. &&L/P&&R&&LP&&REmerson advocates a rejection of fear-driven conformity, a total independence of thought and spirit, and a life lived in harmony with nature. He believes that Truth lies within each individual, for each is part of a greater whole, a universal "over-soul" through which we transcend the merely mortal. &&L/P&&R&&LP&&REmerson was extremely prolific throughout his life; his collected writings fill forty volumes. This edition contains his major works, including Nature, the essays "Self-Reliance," "The American Scholar," "The Over-Soul," "Circles," "The Poet," and "Experience,", and such important poems as "The Rhodora," "Uriel," "The Humble-Bee," "Earth-Song," "Give All to Love," and the well-loved "Concord Hymn." &&L/P&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LB&&RIncludes a comprehensive glossary of names.&&L/B&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LP&&R&&LB&&RPeter Norberg&&L/B&&R has been Assistant Professor of English at Saint Joseph''s University in Philadelphia since 1997. A specialist in New England transcendentalism and the history of the antebellum period, he also has published on Herman Melville''s poetry. He currently is writing a history of Emerson''s career as a public lecturer. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R

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