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Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

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I didn't read this exact edition. Mine had 12 essays in it, including Self-Reliance. I'm not really sure why that particular essay is so popular. I guess people take away the message of: believe in ... Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

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You get the feeling that Emerson wants every line he writes to be an epigram. He's got quite a few aphorisms, no doubt, but what a load of platitudes and gobbledygook you have to sift through ... Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

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Everyone likes Emerson, except those who have to read him. He is best encountered in Bartlett's. Or fortune cookies. Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

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Didn't enjoy the book because I had trouble understanding 1841 English, which means my interpretation of the author's core message is off base. Enlightened from awesome quotes and took away a ton of ... Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

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Reading Emerson is torturous. No logic. All sentimentality. Romanticism on steroids. Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

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I was disappointed with this book. It's a mere collection of truisms, with only small intellectual input of the author. While reading this book I've pictured Emerson standing on the rostrum and ... Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

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"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

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For how much I liked Thoreau, I was surprised I couldn't much tolerate Emerson. Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

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Played an important part in the self-reliance movement. Not my kind of thing, though. Read full review

Review: Self-Reliance and Other Essays

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reading it with the GoodReads group -Classics and the Western Canon Read full review


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