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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
While a good introduction to Emerson, I found myself suspicious of Whelanīs invasive editing, especially given his propensity for rewording phrases or offering parenthetical explanations that sometimes seemed quite self-evident. In the end, however, I found myself bored enough with Emersonīs style to be thankful for the abridgement. His ideas are certainly worthwhile, especially in "Spiritual Laws," "Politics," and the titular essay. Also invaluable is the addition by Whelan of Emersonīs lecture "The Transcendalist," where RWE explains the relation between transcendentalism and idealism, and how both are the opposite of materialism.
Review: Self-Reliance: The Wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson as Inspiration for Daily LivingUser Review - Goodreads
RWE's Self Reliance is a great read. If you can get past the detailed, sometimes boring, narrative, there is a true message that lies underneath the surface. I liken it to a trip to the woods and we ...