Nature

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Beacon Press, 1994 - Всего страниц: 122
Together in one volume, Emerson's Nature and Thoreau's Walking, is writing that defines our distinctly American relationship to nature.

"Certain writings should be read together, and these two make perfect partners. A beautiful new volume."
-Walking
 

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This little gem is only 122 pages, but there's much food for thought. Only two essays but by the finest of men. With a nice introduction by John Elder - and filled with beautiful wood engravings. I ... Читать весь отзыв

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This volume cleverly combines Emerson's Nature with Thoreau's Walking in a single, affordable paperback. Though written nearly 30 years apart (1836 and 1862, respectively), the two works express similar feelings and make perfect companions. Читать весь отзыв

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States. Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. Following this ground-breaking work, he gave a speech entitled The American Scholar in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. considered to be America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence." Emerson wrote most of his important essays as lectures first, then revised them for print. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was a writer and philosopher as well as a naturalist. Walden is considered his masterpiece.

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