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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays and Lectures

Nature; Addresses, and Lectures | Essays: First and Second Series | Representative Men | English Traits | The Conduct of Life More
Edited by Joel Porte

“The Emerson who speaks to us through these essays understood America as few have done before or since. By nature a dualistic thinker, he fully realized the polarities of American experience—between action and reflection, self-reliance and community, unity and diversity, idealism and materialism, past and future…. In doing so, he tried to forge a new identity for the new representative American—serene, self-confident, democratic, progressive and pluralistic.” — St. Petersburg Times

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