The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Download The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. 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


The Spiritual Emerson

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Download The Spiritual Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Spiritual Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) is known best in the twenty-first century as a literary innovator and early architect of American intellectual culture, but his writings still offer spiritual sustenance to the thoughtful reader. The Spiritual Emerson, originally published on the two hundredth anniversary of the writer's birth, brings together the writings that articulate Emerson's spiritual vision and promise the greatest relevance to today's reader.


The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Illustrated

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Download The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Illustrated by Ralph Waldo Emerson PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Illustrated by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Emerson’s enduring reputation, however, is as a philosopher, an aphoristic writer (like Friedrich Nietzsche) and a quintessentially American thinker whose championing of the American Transcendental movement and influence on Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, William James, and others would alone secure him a prominent place in American cultural history. Emerson is often characterized as an idealist philosopher and indeed used the term himself of his philosophy, explaining it simply as a recognition that plan always precedes action. History Self-Reliance Compensation Spiritual Laws Love Friendship Prudence Heroism The Over-Soul Circles Intellect Art Nature American Scholar


Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Download Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. "Standing on the bare ground--my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space--all mean egotism vanishes, " Emerson wrote in Nature, his statement of the principles of transcendentalism. "I become a transparent eyeball." Nature, published in 1836 when Emerson was thirty-three, is collected here with his book of observations on the English people; a famous sermon against administering communion in church; a sketch of his step-grandfather; the eulogy he delivered at the funeral of his Concord friend and neighbor Henry David Thoreau; twenty-three poems; and addresses, lectures, and essays on such subjects as slavery, self-reliance, and organized Christianity's obsession with the person of Jesus. Emerson called transcendentalism another word for idealism--"a hypothesis to account for nature by other principles than those of carpentry and chemistry." Considered intensely radical at a time when materialism and a rigid form of Christianity were ascendant, he urged Americans to "enjoy an original relation to the universe." These selections span Emerson's career as author and traveling lecturer, and chart his evolving thought: the concepts of the "oversoul," individualism without egotism, and antimaterialism; a belief in intuition, independence, and "the splendid labyrinth of one's own perceptions."


Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Download Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Essayist, lecturer, poet, and America’s first “public intellectual,” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82) is the central figure in nineteenth-century American letters and the leader (albeit reluctantly) of the Transcendental group. A literary mover and shaker, Emerson directed his unpopular early radicalism toward social institutions (the Church, education, literary conventions); by his death in 1882, however, his reputation was already solidifying as a national icon. Somewhere between the iconic sage and the speculative idealist lies an Emerson that students don’t often encounter, a flesh-and-blood figure whose writings testify to his continuing exploration of the individual’s place in an increasingly conformist and crowded world. In its selections and its apparatus, this Broadview edition bridges the gap between Emerson and students by stressing his real-world engagements. The collection contains a range of prose and poetry addressing some of Emerson’s major concerns—nature and the self, imagination and the poet, religion and social reform—as he explores the enduring question “How shall I live?” Historical appendices include primary materials on Transcendentalism; the contemporary debate about the nature of biblical miracles; other authors’ responses to Emerson as a writer and thinker; and the development of his complex reputation as a representative American. Copy-texts in this edition are the first published versions of each text, restored here as Emerson’s initial audience would have read them.


The Spiritual Emerson

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Download The Spiritual Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Spiritual Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This concise volume collects the core writings that have made Ralph Waldo Emerson into a key source of insight for spiritual seekers of every faith—with an introduction by the bestselling philosopher Jacob Needleman. Here is the essential collection of Emerson’s spiritual thought for those readers who understand the transformative quality of ideas. It is concise and suited to years of rereading and contemplation, offering the essays that trace the arc of the inner message brought by America’s “Yankee Mystic.” The Spiritual Emerson features many of Emerson’s landmark works. Yet also included are overlooked classics, such as the essays “Fate” and “Success,” which served as major sources of inspiration to some of the leading American metaphysical thinkers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The introduction by religious scholar and philosopher Jacob Needleman frames—historically and philosophically—the development of Emerson’s thought and explores why it has such a powerful hold on us today.


Stanley Cavell and Philosophy as Translation

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Download Stanley Cavell and Philosophy as Translation by Paul Standish PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Stanley Cavell and Philosophy as Translation by Paul Standish. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This book explores the idea of translation as a philosophical theme and as an important feature of philosophy and practical life, in the context of a searching examination of aspects of the work of Stanley Cavell. Furthermore it demonstrates the broader significance of these philosophical questions for education and life as a whole.


The Pragmatism and Prejudice of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

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Download The Pragmatism and Prejudice of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. by Seth Vannatta PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Pragmatism and Prejudice of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. by Seth Vannatta. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The Pragmatism and Prejudice of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. examines the varied categories scholars have used to describe the philosophy of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. These include, “Jobbist,” Nihilist, Realist, Social Darwinist, Utilitarian, Positivist, Natural Law Theorist, and Pragmatist.


The Sovereign Outsider

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The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The American Transcendentalists

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Download The American Transcendentalists by Ralph Waldo Emerson PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The American Transcendentalists by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. An accessible anthology of important writings by members of the American Transcendentalist movement features works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Peabody, Bronson Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and other notable writers of the period. Original. 12,000 first printing.


America and the Black Body

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Download America and the Black Body by Carol E. Henderson PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of America and the Black Body by Carol E. Henderson. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. America and the Black Body is a timely exploration into the creative, literary, and visual uses of the black body in American print and visual culture. More specifically, this volume contemplates the social development of American identity and the multifarious ways this identity coalesces in the small gestures of preclusion that establish discemable markers of national belonging. Such investigations underscore issues of power and disenfranchisement, of race, class, and gender that mediate the representations of the black male and the black female body in real and imagined ways, as it also reveals the invisible social and political ties that connect white men and women's identities to these racial imaginings.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Download Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. A new, wide-ranging selection of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s most influential writings, this edition captures the essence of American Transcendentalism and illustrates the breadth of one of America’s greatest philosophers and poets. The writings featured here show Emerson as a protester against social conformity, a lover of nature, an activist for the rights of women and slaves, and a poet of great sensitivity. As explored in this volume, Emersonian thought is a unique blend of belief in individual freedom and in humility before the power of nature. “I become a transparent eyeball,” Emerson wrote in Nature, “I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God.” Written over a century ago, this passage is a striking example of the passion and originality of Emerson’s ideas, which continue to serve as a spiritual center and an ideological base for modern thought.


The Life and Undeath of Autonomy in American Literature

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Download The Life and Undeath of Autonomy in American Literature by Geoff Hamilton PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Life and Undeath of Autonomy in American Literature by Geoff Hamilton. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. In The Life and Undeath of Autonomy in American Literature, Geoff Hamilton charts the evolution of the fundamental concept of autonomy in the American imaginary across the span of the nation’s literary history. Whereas America’s ideological roots are typically examined in relation to Enlightenment Europe, this book traces the American literary representation of autonomy back to its pastoral, political, and ultimately religious origins in ancient Greek thought. Tracking autonomy’s evolution in America from the Declaration of Independence to contemporary works, Hamilton considers affinities between American and Greek literary characters—Natty Bumppo and Odysseus, Emerson’s "poet" and Socrates, Cormac McCarthy’s Judge Holden and Callicles—and reveals both what American literary history has in common with that of ancient Greece and what is distinctively its own. The author argues for the link with antiquity not only to understand better the boundaries between self and society but also to show profound transitions in the understanding of autonomy from a nourishing liberty of fulfillment, through an aggressive agency destructive to both human and natural worlds, to a sterile isolation and detachment. The result is an insightful analysis of the history of individualism, the evolution of frontier mythology and American Romanticism, and the contemporary representation of social alienation and violent criminality.


American Tantalus

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Download American Tantalus by Andrew Warnes PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of American Tantalus by Andrew Warnes. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. American Tantalus argues that modern US fictions often grow preoccupied by tantalisation. This keyword might seem commonplace; thesauruses, certainly, often lump it in with tease and torment in their general inventories of desire. Such lists, however, mislead. Just as most US dictionaries have in fact long recognised tantalise's origins in The Odyssey, so they have defined it as the unique desire we feel for objects that (like the fruit and water once cruelly placed before Tantalus) lie within our reach yet withdraw from our attempts to touch them. On these terms, American Tantalus shows, tantalise not only describes a particular kind of thwarted desire, but also one that dominates modern US fiction to a remarkable extent. For this term specifically evokes the yearning to touch alienated or virginal objects that we find examined by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Toni Cade Bambara, Richard Wright and Toni Morrison; and it also indicates the insatiable pursuit of the horizon so important to Willa Cather and Edith Wharton among others. This eclectic canon indeed "prefers" the dictionary to the thesaurus: unreachable destinations and untouched commodities here indeed tantalise, inviting gestures of inquiry from which they then recoil. This focus, while lodging cycles of tantalisation at the very heart of American myth, holds profound implications for our understanding of modernity, and, in particular, of the cultural genesis of the commodity as a form.


The Keys of Power

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Download The Keys of Power by Nathan Crick PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Keys of Power by Nathan Crick. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Nathan Crick has crafted a new critical rhetorical history of American Transcendentalists that interprets a selection of their major works between the years 1821 and 1852 as political and ethical responses to the growing crises of their times. In The Keys of Power, Crick argues that one of the most enduring legacies of the Transcendentalist movement is the multifaceted understanding of transcendental eloquence as a distinct rhetorical genre concerned primarily and self-consciously with questions of power. Crick examines the Transcendentalist understanding of how power is constituted in both th self and in society, conceptualizing the relationships among technology, nature, language, and identity, critiquing the ethical responsibilities to oneself, the other, and the state, and defining and ultimately praising the unique role that art, action, persuasion, and ideas have in the transformation of the structure of political culture over historical time. What is offered hereis not a comprehensive genealogy of ideas, a series of individual biographies, or an effort at conceptual generalization,but instead an exercise in narrative rhetorical theory and criticism that interprets some of the major specific writings and speeches by men and women associated with the Transcendentalist movement—Sampson Reed, Amos BronsonAlcott, Orestes Brownson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Henry David Thoreau, and Frederick Douglass—by placing them within a specific political and social history. Rather than attempting to provide comprehensive overviews of the life and work of each of these individuals, this volume presents close readings of individual texts that bring to life their rhetorical character in reaction to particular exigencies while addressing audiences of a unique moment. This rhetoric of Transcendentalism provides insights into the "keys of power"—that is, the means of persuasion for our modern era—that remain vital tools for individuals seeking to reconcile power and virtue in their struggle to make manifest a higher ideal in the world.