Representative Men: Seven Lectures (Modern Library Classics) Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0812970050
ISBN-10: 0812970055
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“The most important work done in prose.”
—Matthew Arnold


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To find in this extraordinary book, Representative Men, an Emerson expounding the primacy of personality and heroic genius in six major figures of Western European civilization - Plato, Swedenborg, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Napoleon, Goethe - seems nothing short of anomalous. Was Emerson reconsidering his own philosophical premises? Or is there a hidden agenda in this study that reflects on European phenomena and values? As the notion of the "representative" is becoming increasingly central to our national cultural debate, it seems of utmost importance to reexamine Emerson's meditations and seek in them a challenge to philosophy.

Product Details

  • File Size: 536 KB
  • Print Length: 194 pages
  • Publisher: Modern Library; Modern Library Pbk. Ed edition (December 18, 2007)
  • Publication Date: December 18, 2007
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000XUDGX0
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Being heavily into Shakespeare, I read Harold Bloom`s book with greatest interet and his referring to Emersons book on remarkable men, and HIS views on various authors, and his influence on poets of his time, and previous authors, It is amazing to compare the two, and I had great pleasure to gain knowledge of specially American poets from this book ! A good guidance to further reading ! Ingrid Birkeland
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This book gives a great summary fo great men. The Shakespeare review is wonderful and illuminating. Worth your time and effort.
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This is a classic that all should read once in their life.
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His greatest book!
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Love it....Love it! I have been trying to find the book, but I guess an electronic copy works better since I will forever own it on my kindle!
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