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Selected Essays [Reading] ➵ Selected Essays ➼ Ralph Waldo Emerson – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Fifteen of Emerson s most significant writings provide important information on the society in which Emerson lived during his formative years Fifteen of Emerson s most significant writings provide important information on the society in which Emerson lived during his formative years.


10 thoughts on “Selected Essays

  1. Robert Robert says:

    Ok, here s the deal because I know I am in the minority This is just a really tough book to understand I tried really hard to follow it, but found myself getting lost often Emerson is a great writer, and when I was in highschool I did read some of his selections, but reading over 300 pages was pretty greulling There were some quotes that I really liked and connected with, but overall its not something that I enjoyed.One other negative was that the book I read was supposed to have interpretat Ok, here s the deal because I know I am in the minority This is just a really tough book to understand I tried really hard to follow it, but found myself getting lost often Emerson is a great writer, and when I was in highschool I did read some of his selections, but reading over 300 pages was pretty greulling There were some quotes that I really liked and connected with, but overall its not something that I enjoyed.One other negative was that the book I read was supposed to have interpretations by another author, but that ended up not being very helpful All the book did was give a little twenty page analysis at the start of the book After that there was two sections of Essays totaling 290 pages, and then about 40 pages of poetry It would have been nice if there was analysis before or after each selection It would have made thingshelpful to understand as I read But I am proud to say I finished this book.Emerson states that to be great is to be misunderstood I couldn t understandthen half of this stuff That must mean he s a great person.Some of my favorite quotesAs a ship aground is battered by the waves, so man, imprisoned in mortal life lies open to the mercy of coming events Intellect Her existence makes the world rich Love To be great is to be misunderstood Self Reliance


  2. Julie Julie says:

    Reading Emerson with my Unitarian book group is interesting For them, he s not just an entry in the American literary canon he might just hold the answers to some of life s questions It s an unusual approach for me, but refreshing Reminds me of my freshman year of college, when I read Plato and Dante and Machiavelli not to analyze and criticize, but for their potential truth value.In the end, though, I remain deeply suspicious of the early Emerson, and particularly his belief in a universal Reading Emerson with my Unitarian book group is interesting For them, he s not just an entry in the American literary canon he might just hold the answers to some of life s questions It s an unusual approach for me, but refreshing Reminds me of my freshman year of college, when I read Plato and Dante and Machiavelli not to analyze and criticize, but for their potential truth value.In the end, though, I remain deeply suspicious of the early Emerson, and particularly his belief in a universal transcendent And as much as I admire nature, his use of it as a ready vocabulary chafes, and fails But he s always a good read


  3. Sharla Sharla says:

    I read this book many years ago when barely a teenager Recently I noticed it on my mother s bookshelf and decided to refresh my memory by reading it again I was surprised to realize these essays probably helped to shape my thinking and beliefs That is not a bad thing.


  4. Pol Pol says:

    Self Reliance , Divinity School Address , and The Over Soul.I can t say Emerson s essays endear him to me at all His system of thought is hopelessly na f, and his aphoristic style is a double edged sword in a way it makes for elegant, declamatory prose, but it also leads to misinterpretation of the sort that Captain Ahab uses to justify a monomaniacal pursuit Andrelevant to our modern times, people justify their egomania with out of context pithy little statements.


  5. Emi Emi says:

    Besides 5 of the 6 essays and a lecture included in the most widely read Self Reliance and Other Essays, the volume also contains severallectures and 7 additional essays but my favorites still remain in the former compilation.


  6. Hardy Bazyani Hardy Bazyani says:

    one of the best books you will ever read.


  7. John Wiswell John Wiswell says:

    Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the fathers of the American spirit, not crafting its bill of rights or structure of government, but in defining individuality, pragmatism and spirituality for a new country built on people escaping the old The seminal essay, On Self Reliance, is worth the price of this book alone, as it echoes everything our mothers told us as kids but the rub is, this is where they got it It is not the hardest edged philosophy, Hell, anyone can read this and make sense of it Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the fathers of the American spirit, not crafting its bill of rights or structure of government, but in defining individuality, pragmatism and spirituality for a new country built on people escaping the old The seminal essay, On Self Reliance, is worth the price of this book alone, as it echoes everything our mothers told us as kids but the rub is, this is where they got it It is not the hardest edged philosophy, Hell, anyone can read this and make sense of it, but its quality is irrefutable Thank goodness, though, essays of lesser gravity are included, like the amusing Circles, in which Emerson explores the curious frequency of circles in our world, from planets to cells These are the thoughts of a great thinker, put as plainly and beautifully as he could, doing his best to convince you of his positions, while simultaneously pushing you to think for yourself


  8. J J says:

    e book project gutenberg text is from the 1907edition by Charles E Merrill Co, New York, ed by Edna H.L Turpin It s a textbook with 275 pages and includes a variety of essays and some biographical historical context and information Life of Emerson Critical opinions Chronological list of principal works The American Scholar Compensation Self Reliance Friendship Heroism Manners Gifts Nature Shakespeare or the Poet Prudence Circles I enjoyed this a lot, muc e book project gutenberg text is from the 1907edition by Charles E Merrill Co, New York, ed by Edna H.L Turpin It s a textbook with 275 pages and includes a variety of essays and some biographical historical context and information Life of Emerson Critical opinions Chronological list of principal works The American Scholar Compensation Self Reliance Friendship Heroism Manners Gifts Nature Shakespeare or the Poet Prudence Circles I enjoyed this a lot, muchthan I thought I would I had downloaded it primarily for the Shakespeare article, but all of them were interesting Apart from the Shakespeare article, I found Nature, Gifts and Manners most inspiring and thought provoking


  9. Erica Erica says:

    Emerson spopular essays are rather astounding I think he is one of those writers whose popular work really is his goodwork the less popular stuff comes off as didactic and repetitive My favorites John Brown, Self Relaince, American Scholar, and The Poet The Poet in particular is interesting in how Emerson equates the figure of the poet to beauty and naming and also speaks of the poet as having godlike qualities But, Emerson quotes his own poetry three times in this es Emerson spopular essays are rather astounding I think he is one of those writers whose popular work really is his goodwork the less popular stuff comes off as didactic and repetitive My favorites John Brown, Self Relaince, American Scholar, and The Poet The Poet in particular is interesting in how Emerson equates the figure of the poet to beauty and naming and also speaks of the poet as having godlike qualities But, Emerson quotes his own poetry three times in this essay


  10. Scott Scott says:

    One of the great tragedies of my grad school experience was that I read so many excellent books so quickly that I can t remember much of them except that they were good Someone with my handwriting has written thoughtful comments all over the margins of this book, but I couldn t tell you the first thing about Emerson except perhaps that beauty and nature are good, and one should be true to oneself Did I get that right, Mr Emerson


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