Emerson: The Mind on Fire: A Biography - Nature Summary & Analysis

Robert D. Richardson
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Nature Summary and Analysis

In Nature: Chapter 31: Lidian, Lydia Jackson was the new love in his life that he saw as a "commissioned spirit" (p. 191). Soon after his proposal and her acceptance, he begins calling her Lidian. Lidian is described as a tender and passionate woman, although her outward relationship to Emerson was one of traditional New England reserve; she also has dark, anxiety-ridden moments.

In Nature: Chapter 32: The New Jerusalem, Emerson gives biography lectures that reflect his new hope and vigor. Emerson continues to prepare for his "little book on nature" (199).

In Nature: Chapter 33: The Art of Writing: Jakob Boehme, Emerson is continuing to work on "Nature", as well as a volume of essays. Public lecturing has improved his abilities as a writer. Jakob Boehme's "Aurora" reiterates Emerson's view that God can be found within one's own heart. Emerson vows to himself to stay...

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