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Essays and Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

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    Masterful writing

    Contrary to the opinions of many, I do not find Emerson boring or difficult to read-quite the contrary, actually. I have never read non-fiction prose so poetic and rapturous as Emerson's; each sentence is full of depth, and his use of symbolism and imagery and the flow of his sentences makes his writing a delight to the mind. Those who do not attempt "creative reading" will not understand Emerson, but those who enjoy mulling over an author's words and divining hidden meanings (or simply take pleasure in masterful use of the English language) will greatly enjoy Emerson's work-at least I do! Although I disagree with Emerson on many issues, his work is also very intelectually stimulating and challenges the reader to think. Much of his philosophy and insight is also "spot on" in many respects.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2004

    beautiful stuff

    great stuff here. sometimes his strong opinions don't necessarily reflect my own, but he is extremely eloquent nonetheless. if you like his work, check out c.s. lewis..another great talent. take care -------- aim - idioteque182 msn - silveradio182@hotmail.com icq - 211613003 http://www.thecopelandsite.com

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2009

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    Raplh Waldo Emerson

    Emerson is the father of the transcendentalist movement. He speaks his mind in his essays and poems in this book which also includes "On Nature."
    He shows his beliefs on himself and the world around him and is not afraid to be criticized for his work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 30, 2012

    What i think...

    Dont get me wrong hes a gifted writer all all the way but i was so disapointed. I was ecstatic to get to read it but i didnt understand it no matter how much i read it over and over. Its a very complex novel but bravo on those who read it. Im sure its beautiful and paints a blissful image in your mind but i didnt reflect those emotions myself. Sorry

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