This comprehensive new edition presents the core of Emerson's writings, including Nature and The American Scholar, along with revelatory journal entries, letters, poetry, and a sermon. Editor Jeffrey S. Cramer's update to his classic collection offers the staggering breadth of Emerson's ideas while introducing a stirringly human portrait of the man in all his infinitude.
Here is the heart of Emerson's spiritual thought for those readers who seek to understand the transformative quality of great ideas.
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.