Emerson: The Mind on Fire: A Biography Summary
Robert D. Richardson

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Emerson: The Mind on Fire: A Biography Summary

This book is a biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson's life and and work. The author equally focuses on Emerson's private and public lives, because they are so intertwined.

The biography begins with Ralph Waldo Emerson visiting the tomb of his wife, who had died the year before. He opens her coffin to try to convince himself that she is truly dead. This story of some of the deepest sadness in Emerson's life then jumps eleven...

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