Ralph Waldo Emerson: Selected Essays, Lectures and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Selected Essays, Lectures and Poems


a brand new, wide-ranging collection of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s so much influential writings, this version captures the essence of yankee Transcendentalism and illustrates the breadth of 1 of America’s maximum philosophers and poets.

The writings featured right here express Emerson as a protester opposed to social conformity, a lover of nature, an activist for the rights of ladies and slaves, and a poet of significant sensitivity. As explored during this quantity, Emersonian suggestion is a different combination of trust in person freedom and in humility earlier than the facility of nature. “I develop into a clear eyeball,” Emerson wrote in Nature, “I am not anything; I see all; the currents of the common Being flow via me; i'm half or particle of God.” Written over a century in the past, this passage is a outstanding instance of the eagerness and originality of Emerson’s rules, which proceed to function a non secular middle and an ideological base for contemporary suggestion.

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