The Complete Essays Of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Special Apple iBook Edition)
Full Color Illustrated Version: All the Essays Speeches and Addresses of Ralph Waldo Emerson including Nature & The American Scholar in One Volume!)
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* Complete Book Length Essay On The Life And Literary Legacy Of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Partial Table Of Contents
The American Scholar
Divinity College Address
The Method Of Nature
Lecture On The Times
Man The Reformer
The Young American
Nominalist and Realist
New England Reformers
Uses of Great Men
Plato or, The Philosopher
Plato: New Readings
Swedenborg or, The Mystic
Montaigne or, The Skeptic
Shakespeare or, The Poet
Napoleon or, The Man of the World
Goethe or, The Writer
The Conduct of Life
The Lord’s Supper
Essays from “The Dial”
The Editors to the Reader
Thoughts on Modern Literature
Two Years before the Mast.
Social Destiny of Man
Walter Savage Landor
The Senses and the Soul
Fourierism and the Socialists
Chardon Street and Bible Conventions
Agriculture of Massachusetts
The Huguenots in France and America
Ralph Waldo Emerson: His Life and Literary Legacy
ABOUT RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American lecturer, philosopher, essayist, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.
Emerson wrote on a number of subjects, never espousing fixed philosophical tenets, but developing certain ideas such as individuality, freedom, the ability for man to realize almost anything, and the relationship between the soul and the surrounding world. Emerson's "nature" was more philosophical than naturalistic; "Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and the Soul."
Emerson's work not only influenced his contemporaries, such as Walt Whitman and Henry David Thoreau, but would continue to influence thinkers and writers in the United States and around the world down to the present. Notable thinkers who recognize Emerson's influence include Nietzsche and William James, Emerson's godson.
In his book The American Religion, Harold Bloom repeatedly refers to Emerson as "The prophet of the American Religion," which in the context of the book refers to indigenously American and gnostic-tinged religions such as Mormonism and Christian Science, which arose largely in Emerson's lifetime. In The Western Canon, Harold Bloom compares Emerson to Michel de Montaigne: "The only equivalent reading experience that I know is to reread endlessly in the notebooks and journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, the American version of Montaigne."