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Emerson: Poems
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Everymans Library
Publication date September 1, 2004
Pages 256
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400043163
ISBN-10 1400043166
Dimensions 1 by 4.50 by 6.50 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $14.95 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews
A collection of poetry by the renowned nineteenth-century American Transcendalist philosopher and essayist celebrates the preeminence of the individual and personal experience in such famed works as 'Concord Hymn' and 'The Rhodora.' description: Product Description: Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the best-loved figures in nineteenth-century American literature. Though he earned his central place in our culture as an essayist and philosopher, since his death his reputation as a poet has grown as well.

Known for challenging traditional thought and for his faith in the individual, Emerson was the chief spokesman for the Transcendentalist movement. His poems speak to his most passionately held belief: that external authority should be disregarded in favor of one’s own experience. From the embattled farmers who “fired the shot heard round the world” in the stirring “Concord Hymn,” to the flower in “The Rhodora,” whose existence demonstrates “that if eyes were made for seeing, / Then Beauty is its own excuse for being,” Emerson celebrates the existence of the sublime in the human and in nature.

Combining intensity of feeling with his famous idealism, Emerson’s poems reveal a moving, more intimate side of the man revered as the Sage of Concord.

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About: A collection of poetry by the nineteenth-century American transcendentalist philosopher and essayist celebrates the preeminence of the individual and personal experience in such famed works as 'Concord Hymn' and 'The Rhodora.

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