The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Ralph Waldo Emerson & Brooks Atkinson

The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

By Ralph Waldo Emerson & Brooks Atkinson

  • Release Date: 2000-09-12
  • Genre: Philosophy

Description

Introduction by Mary Oliver
Commentary by Henry James, Robert Frost, Matthew Arnold, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Henry David Thoreau
 
The definitive collection of Emerson’s major speeches, essays, and poetry, The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson chronicles the life’s work of a true “American Scholar.” As one of the architects of the transcendentalist movement, Emerson embraced a philosophy that championed the individual, emphasized independent thought, and prized “the splendid labyrinth of one’s own perceptions.” More than any writer of his time, he forged a style distinct from his European predecessors and embodied and defined what it meant to be an American. Matthew Arnold called Emerson’s essays “the most important work done in prose.”
 
INCLUDES A MODERN LIBRARY READING GROUP GUIDE

From the Trade Paperback edition.