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Ralph Waldo Emerson - American Writers 41

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American Writers 41: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1964
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Ralph Waldo Emerson - American Writers 41
    Book Description:

    Ralph Waldo Emerson. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5218-1
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    (pp. 5-45)

    From wise men the world inherits a literature of wisdom, characterized less by its programmatic informativeness than by its strength and brevity of statement.Proverb, aphorism, maximare terms for the succinct wise sayings which we have from every language, from Moses and Jesus, from Confucius, Buddha, and Mohammed, from Heraclitus, Martial, and Marcus Aurelius, from Montaigne and Bacon, down the traditions of time to America’s man of wisdom, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    To understand Emerson’s writing we had best try to follow what he has to say in the way that he says it. First, in three maturely characteristic books,...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 46-48)