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The essential writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson / edited by Brooks Atkinson ; introduction by Mary Oliver.

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Kirtland Community College Library PS 1602 .A85 2000 30775305492036 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 0679783229
  • ISBN: 9780679783220
  • Physical Description: xvii, 850 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 2000 Modern Library pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Modern Library, ©2000.

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Nature -- The American scholar -- An address -- The transcendentalist -- The Lord's supper -- Essays: first series : History ; Self-reliance ; Compensation ; Spiritual laws ; Love ; Friendship ; Prudence ; Heroism ; The over-soul ; Heroism ; Intellect ; Art -- Essays: second series : The Poet ; Experience ; Character ; Manners ; Gifts ; Nature ; Politics ; Nominalist and realist ; New England reformers -- Plato: or, the philosopher -- Napoleon: or, the man of the world -- English traits : First Visit to England ; Voyage to England ; Land ; Race ; Ability ; Manners ; Truth ; Character ; Cockayne ; Wealth ; Aristocracy ; Universities ; Religion ; Literature ; The "Times" ; Stonehenge ; Personal ; Result ; Speech at Manchester -- Conduct of life : Wealth ; Culture -- Society and solitude -- Farming -- Poems : Good-bye ; The problem ; Uriel ; The rhodora ; The humble-bee ; The snow-storm ; Ode ; Forbearance ; Forerunners ; Give all to love ; Threnody ; Concord hymn ; May-Day ; The Adirondacs ; Brahma ; Merlin's song ; Hymn ; Days ; Character ; Walden ; Lines to Ellen ; Self-reliance ; Webster -- Ezra Ripley, D.D. -- Emancipation in the British West Indies -- The fugitive slave law -- John Brown -- The Emancipation Proclamation -- Thoreau -- Abraham Lincoln -- Carlyle -- Commentary.
Summary, etc.:
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."--Publisher description.
Subject: Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 > Literary collections.
American essays.

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