Self-reliance: the wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson as inspiration for daily living

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B. Tower, Nov 5, 1991 - Literary Collections - 208 pages
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A finely honed abridgement of Emerson's principal essays with an introduction that clarifies the essence of Emerson's ideas and establishes their relevance to our own troubled era. This is the first truly accessible edition of Emerson's work, revealing him to be one of America's wisest teachers.

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While a good introduction to Emerson, I found myself suspicious of Whelan´s invasive editing, especially given his propensity for rewording phrases or offering parenthetical explanations that ... Read full review

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A should-read book on spirituality in self development for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs. Read full review


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Herman Melville said that Ralph Waldo Emerson possessed a "self-conceit so intensely intellectual that at first one hesitates to call it by its right name," though he later admitted Emerson was "a great man."Both were probably true. The Sage of Concord gave more than 1500 speeches in his lifetime, and Self-Reliance is probably his most important work.

Richard Whelan edited with Cornell Capa Robert Capa Photographs . Whelan studied art history at Yale University and has written extensively about art and photography. His books include Drawing the Line: Volume 1: The Korean War, 1950-1953 .

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