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Emerson, Thoreau, and the Four books

Hongbo Tan

Emerson, Thoreau, and the Four books

transcendentalism and the Neo-Confucian classics in historical context

by Hongbo Tan

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  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo, -- 1803-1882.,
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo, -- 1803-1882 -- Knowledge -- China.,
  • Thoreau, Henry David, -- 1817-1862.,
  • Confucius -- Influence.,
  • Confucius -- Influence.,
  • Neo-Confucianism -- United States -- Influence.,
  • Transcendentalism (New England),
  • China -- Foreign public opinion.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Hongbo Tan.
    ContributionsPauthier, G. 1801-1873.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 341 leaves, bound ;
    Number of Pages341
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16832641M

      Transcendentalist: The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau is an anthology of essays and literature by the two most prominent and recognizable American writers. Oft given credit for the Transcendentalist movement, Emerson and Thoreau's bodies of work are incomparable in content to virtually any author in American history/5(14). Walden and Other Writings | Naturalist, philosopher, champion of self-reliance and moral independence, Henry David Thoreau remains not only one of our most influential writers but also one of our most contemporary. This unique and comprehensive edition gathers all of Thoreau's most significant works (including his masterpiece Walden, reproduced in its entirety).Brand: Modern Library.

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In and the Four books book to Emerson, a philosopher, there was Amos Bronson Alcott, an educator; Henry David Thoreau, a naturalist and rebel; and Nathaniel Hawthorne, a novelist.

This book is the story of that unique and influential friendship in action, of the lives the friends led, and their work that resulted in an enduring change in their nation's Cited by: 4. Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.”4 Reading in the way Thoreau meant, you will meet with a realization that many other readers will fail to achieve, which ultimately means that a good book must not only be written by a good writer but that it must be read by a good by: The most famous of this set, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, are known today as pioneers of the first uniquely American literary movement.

Celebrating the wonders of nature and the landscapes of the mind with equal awe, Emerson and Thoreau have an appeal that transcends time and s:   Henry David Thoreau was a twenty-year-old scholarship student at Harvard when he met Ralph Waldo Emerson in Emerson, fourteen years Thoreau's senior and independently wealthy, Emerson recently shaken the intellectual world of New England with the publication of e the disparity in their circumstances, Thoreau and Emerson.

Books Emerson & Thoreau: Figures of Friendship Scott F. Parker gets friendly with Emerson & Thoreau. Emerson and Thoreau are lumped together in the American cultural memory for their leading roles in American transcendentalism, and also for their personal relationship.

Many of us will be familiar with Thoreau’s most famous book Walden, a paean to simple living, or the many pithy aphorisms attributed to him—one of the best known being that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”But who was Henry David Thoreau. Gosh, where to start. Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts from, on his mother’s side, an old New England Scots.

The book, arranged chronologically, consists in a careful (bordering on obsessive) reading of Thoreau’s journals and letters, revealing a Author: John Kaag. Emerson’s Phi Beta Kappa oration (addressed to Thoreau’s Harvard graduating class) was a declaration of independence for American literature, and Emerson’s first book, NATURE (), which Thoreau read shortly after, was the manifesto for the movement.

Thoreau used this time (July 4, - September 6, ) to write his first book, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (). The experience later inspired Walden, in which Thoreau compresses the time into a single calendar year and uses passages of four seasons to symbolize human : Henry David Thoreau.

Set from to in Concord, Massachusetts, four of America's leading intellectuals -- Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne were successful American writers. Unfortunately the last, Amos Bronson Alcott (father of Louisa May Alcott) was cut from a different cloth/5.

“The life in us is like the water in the river. It may rise this year higher than man has ever known it, and flood the parched uplands; even this may be the eventful year, which will drown out all.

Synopsis. Henry David Thoreau was born on Jin Concord, Massachusetts. He began writing nature poetry in the s, with poet Ralph Waldo Emerson as a mentor and : Thoreau's Life.

by Richard J. Schneider Henry David Thoreau () was born and lived nearly all his life in Concord, Massachusetts, a small town about twenty miles west of Boston.

He received his education at the public school in Concord and at the private Concord Academy. This lively volume explores the theme of friendship in the lives and works of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

Written from diverse perspectives, the essays offer close readings of selected texts and draw on letters and journals to offer a comprehensive view of how Emerson’s and Thoreau’s friendships took root and bolstered their individual political, social.

Together, the essays are a mini-course in Thoreau and the trends he launched in American thought."--Nancy Szokan, "Washington Post Book World" "Walden is a self-help book, perhaps the ultimate self-help book, urging us to show up for our own lives, to have the courage to find our own convictions and to try to live them out/5(K).

Thoreau would again live in the Emerson household from towhile Emerson was in Europe. Byhowever, the friendship was strained. Despite their respect for one another, Emerson's sense of Thoreau's promise and Thoreau's idealization of Emerson did not quite fit the reality of how each conducted his life.

Books by Henry David Thoreau Town's End Books & Bindery is a rare book dealer with first editions for sale about and by Henry David Thoreau. Shop today at our online rare bookstore. Books for Sale By or About Henry David Thoreau Arranged alphabetically by author.

Henry David Thoreau ( - ) This was the third of Thoreau's "four. Thoreau’s writing went through several stages and many drafts before it became the works that you read today. A basic flowchart of his writing would start with field notes, which were then recorded as journal entries, next transformed into a lecture, afterwards an essay, and eventually part of a book.

> Walking is not as well known as Thoreau's other works Walden, The Maine Woods, and Civil Disobedience. But it is a good place to start exploring his writing because it was his last book, inpublished by the Atlantic Monthly shortly after his death.

It is less well known because it is general, as opposed to singular, in focus. Ralph Waldo Emerson ( – Ap ) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the midth 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, public 4/5(1). The first, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers () is the record of a two-week river excursion by rowboat taken by Thoreau and his brother, John, in the fall ofcondensed in the book to one week, and embellished by Thoreau’s reflections on a variety of subjects for the most part suggested to him by his wide reading in world.But in regard to which book of Pauthier's did Thoreau use I choose to differ with him.

In Cady's opinion, the book which Thoreau used was Les Livres sacres de l'Orient, which was first published in Paris inrepublished in and in subsequent editions. To me, Confucius et Mencius was more likely the book which Thoreau used. The Thoreau on the pages of Walden, writes Walls, "is not the author who so carefully staged the book, but the book's protagonist, who, in the course of the year and a day, is utterly changed by the experience." Thoreau has inspired so many esteemed biographies that it's difficult to claim any new one as : University of Chicago Press.