Self-reliance, and other essays

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Dover Publications, Oct 13, 1993 - Fiction - 128 pages
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Essayist , poet and philosopher , Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) propounded a transcendental idealism emphasizing self-reliance , self-culture and individual expression. the six essays and one address included in this volume, selected from 'Essays, Second Series' (1844), offer a representative sampling of his views outlining that moral idealism as well as a hint of the later scepticism that colored his thought. in addiction to the celebrated title essay, the others included here are 'History,' 'Friendship,' 'The Over Soul,' 'The Poet,' and 'Experience,' plus the well-known and frequently read Harvard Divinity School Address.

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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

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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


From Essays 1841
Second Series 1844
The Divinity School Address

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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.

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