Society and Solitude

Society and Solitude

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by Ralph Waldo Emerson
     
 

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A discourse by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This is one of his last works and contains essays on Society and Solitude, Civilization, Art, Books, Courage, Old Age, etc.

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.

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A discourse by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This is one of his last works and contains essays on Society and Solitude, Civilization, Art, Books, Courage, Old Age, etc.

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."

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ISBN-13:
9781116301564
Publisher:
BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

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Accidental_Explorer More than 1 year ago
Can't honestly review this as I bought it for a friend who is a fan of Emerson.