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The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Paperback)

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    Introduction by Mary Oliver
    Commentary by Henry James, Robert Frost, Matthew Arnold, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Henry David Thoreau

    The definitive collection of Emerson’s major speeches, essays, and poetry, The Essential Writ......more

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Introduction by Mary Oliver
Commentary by Henry James, Robert Frost, Matthew Arnold, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Henry David Thoreau

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.”

INCLUDES A MODERN LIBRARY READING GROUP GUIDE

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Mary Oliver is the author ofThe Leaf and the Cloud, West Wind, and A Poetry Handbook, among others. Over the past two decades she has taught at various colleges and universities—Case Western Reserve, Bucknell, Sweet Briar College, the University of Cincinnati, and Bennington College in Vermont. She lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Hobe Sound, Florida.

Author:
Atkinson, Brooks
Series Title:
Modern Library Classics
Genre:
PHILOSOPHY / General
Audience:
College/higher education
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
850
Language:
English
Publisher:
Modern Library
Publish Date:
09/01/2000
Copyright Year:
20000601
ISBN:
9780679783220
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
1.75 in
Unit weight:
1.35 lb
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