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The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume I, Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume I, Nature, Addresses, and Lectures (Hardcover) by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Author), Alfred R. Ferguson (Editor), Robert E. Spiller (Introduction)

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This, the first volume in what will unquestionably be the definitive edition of Emerson's collected works, includes such major essays as 'Nature,' 'The American Scholar,' and 'The Divinity School Address'...Spiller and Ferguson have produced a 'critical' and unmodernized text as close to Emerson's original intent as modern bibliographical research can come. (Library Journal)

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Meanwhile, here's what Walt Whitman, a sort of protégé of Emerson's had to say about Emerson:

Emerson is one of the most influential thinkers in American history. His Transcendentalism preached a close communion with man and nature and is one of the great life affirming philosophies of any age. Society and Solitude provides a salient exemplification of Emerson's thought. 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." "I was simmering, simmering, simmering. Emerson brought me to a boil."-Walt Whitman


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