This volume, edited by carl bode in collaboration with Malcolm Cowley, presents the essential Emerson, selected from works that eloquently express the philosophy of a worldly idealist.
The Portable Thoreau Portable LibraryPenguin Classics #ad - Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Nature was the fountainhead of his inspiration and his refuge from what he considered the follies of society.
An updated edition of thoreau's most widely read worksSelf-described as "a mystic, and a natural philosopher to boot, a transcendentalist, " Henry David Thoreau dedicated his life to preserving his freedom as a man and as an artist. Edited by noted Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Cramer, this edition promises to be the new standard for those interested in discovering the great thinker's influential ideas about everything from environmentalism to limited government.
The Portable Thoreau Portable Library #ad - For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Heedless of his friends' advice to live in a more orthodox manner, he determinedly pursued his own inner bent-that of a poet-philosopher-in prose and verse.
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For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. A comprehensive collection of whitman's most beloved works of poetry, prose, and short storiesWhen Walt Whitman self-published Leaves of Grass in 1855 it was a slim volume of twelve poems and he was a journalist and poet from Long Island, little-known but full of ambition and poetic fire.
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She was also one of the few female members of the prestigious Transcendentalist movement, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, whose ranks included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, and many other prominent New England intellectuals of the day. Although her notion of basic rights certainly includes those of an educational, and legal nature, economic, it is intellectual expansion and changes in the prevailing attitudes towards women by men and women that Fuller cherishes far above the superficial manifestations of liberation.
A woman of many gifts, margaret fuller 1810–1850 is most aptly remembered as America's first true feminist. Published in 1843, this essay was entitled "The Great Lawsuit: Man versus Men, Woman versus Women. First published in book form in 1845, woman in the nineteenth century was correctly perceived as the controversial document that it was: receiving acclaim and achieving popular success in some quarters the first printing sold out within a week, at the same time that it inspired vicious attacks from opponents of the embryonic women's movement.
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As one of the architects of the transcendentalist movement, Emerson embraced a philosophy that championed the individual, emphasized independent thought, and prized “the splendid labyrinth of one’s own perceptions. More than any writer of his time, he forged a style distinct from his European predecessors and embodied and defined what it meant to be an American.
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Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. The portable poe compiles poe's greatest writings: tales of fantasy, death, " "the fall of the House of Usher, and mystery, including "The Pit and the Pendulum, revenge, " "The Cask of Amontillado, terror, " and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue, murder, " the world's first detective story.
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We see the esthetic, ethical, and ethical-religious ways of life initially presented as dialogue in two parallel series of pseudonymous and signed works and later in the "second authorship" as direct address. Drawn from the volumes of princeton's authoritative Kierkegaard's Writings series by editors Howard and Edna Hong, the selections represent every major aspect of Kierkegaard's extraordinary career.
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What it means to be a human being.
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. A strange, enigmatic man employed as a clerk in a legal office, and haunts the latter's conscience, Bartleby forces his employer to come to grips with the most basic questions of human responsibility, even after Bartleby's dismissal. Benito cereno, " considered one of Melville's best short stories, deals with a bloody slave revolt on a Spanish vessel.
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Bartleby" also known as "bartleby the Scrivener" is an intriguing moral allegory set in the business world of mid-19th-century New York.
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In 1855 walt whitman published leaves of Grass, the work which defined him as one of America's most influential voices, and which he added to throughout his life.
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. By removing himself from the distractions of materialism, Thoreau hoped to not only improve his spiritual life but also gain a better understanding of society through solitary introspection. In walden, two-day stay into a single year, Thoreau condenses his two-year, two-month, using the four seasons to symbolize human development—a cycle of life shared by both nature and man.