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Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
I have been reading from the Harvard Classics list and my brains were so scrambled by the really old Greeks and the classic English writers and those who prefer to write like... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Carol Spears
Mr. Emersons words are truly timeless. Should be required reading. Back to the fundamentals of how to live a good life.Published 15 months ago by L. H. Cook
I am amazed that this man existed as a normal man and not a prophet or a demi-God. He is very wise. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Wayne Matthews
I only read Self Reliance and I already know that at some point I'm going to read a lot of Emerson.Published 19 months ago by Acuariano
I can only say that it is Emerson authentic. How you view it depending on how much you like his other writings.Published 20 months ago by Jen
I'm almost done with this book and overall I'm very pleased. Emerson has a gift for expressing ethereal realities in a beautiful and meaningful way. Read morePublished on July 3, 2013 by david