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Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

User Review  - Mora Lee - Goodreads

Having read this book as an undergrad in the 1990s, I recently re-read it in order to teach it in my critical thinking class this year. I found "Self-Reliance" just as applicable to college students ... Read full review

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  - 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  - Adam - Goodreads

Emerson's transcendental philosophy is interesting in how it sidesteps a lot of the problems associated with similar views. Though very similar in its emphasis on the power of the imagination to ... 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  - Liz - Goodreads

"it was amazing" is kind of a bunk way to rate this book. I've loved Emerson's essays since I was introduced to them as a teenager and find that many of them are worth revisiting again and again every ... Read full review


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