Everything you need to understand or teach Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
This collection of sixty-one essays and twenty-three poems gives a well-rounded view of an important figure in the evolution of American literature. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) addressed most of the controversial issues of his time with an incisive mind and an articulate pen. Some of his views and beliefs have helped shape American literature and to define the American character. He is an example of "the American Adam," an open-minded, curious, innocent who confronts the world with zeal, optimism and the ability to think freely without a need to fit himself into any particular tradition—rather, to help explore, experiment and define the new experience of American culture.
Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden Pond, lived on Emerson's property and was a close associate. Emerson also collaborated with Margaret Fuller in publishing The Dial, a literary journal, which is where most of his essays were originally published...
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