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Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

User Review  - Paige - Goodreads

Although wordy and ambiguous at times, I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would -- especially since my American Lit teacher introduced it as "difficult, dry and hard to get through." AGAIN ... Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

User Review  - Debi - Goodreads

Many of Emerson's ideas, are existent in most every sector of society, especially individualism...of which America was essentially founded. Yet, it would be a mistake to take too many of his ideas to ... Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

User Review  - Desiree Finkbeiner - Goodreads

Fantastic! I had a natural disposition from an early age to stand on my own ground apart from the crowd. I've embraced my own personal truth without the need to force my values and opinions upon ... Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

I love Ralph Waldo! I can only understand 1 out of every 5 things he says, but the parts I am getting are brilliant. I hear the American Scholar essay is fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

User Review  - Iris - Goodreads

"Self-Reliance" is an essay that captures the independent spirit behind many Americans, but it overlooks the sinfulness of people. Emerson calls on each person to listen to his own intuition rather ... Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

User Review  - Brianna - Goodreads

Self-reliance is about how everyone has their own unique spark of genius inside them, one that God gave them, but our divine genius gets buried and lost because we conform to other people instead of listening to ourselves. Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

User Review  - Seth Hanson - Goodreads

Pure and simple... "Self-Reliance" was life-altering. My personal philosophy of life is largely grounded in the ideals that are so well articulated and espoused in this short work. It's like scripture to me. Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

User Review  - Mark Dungey - Goodreads

I'm not that big into non-fiction. It's strange as I enjoy learning as a general rule, but non-fiction is too close to being like a textbook to me. Emerson, thanks to the time; when the written word ... Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

Nathaniel Hawthorne best captured Emmerson's Transcendentalism in his short story The Celestial Railroad (inspired by Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress). He says, "He [ie Giant Transcendentalism] shouted ... Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

User Review  - Lex - Goodreads

I reread Self-Reliance shortly after quitting Facebook, and then re-read it again twice more, in disbelief that apparently the issues I have with FB are not so removed from Emerson's times.... this is classic and timeless. Read full review


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