Everyday Emerson: A Year of Wisdom (Hardcover)
Daily inspiration from American philosopher and transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson
Featuring excerpts from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays, poems, and lectures, Everyday Emerson offers 365 snippets of wisdom and insight from one of America’s greatest writers and philosophers. An astute observer of both nature and society, Emerson’s writing touches on themes of individuality, freedom, and human potential, all of it shot through with a profound love and awe of the natural world.
The excerpts in Everyday Emerson are inspiring and thought provoking—a daily invitation to engage the world with imagination and intention. In addition to daily quotes, the end of the book also includes selections from Emerson's beloved essay "Self-Reliance." Both longtime appreciators of Emerson’s work and readers who would be intimidated by a complete book of essays will find something delightful in its pages.
About the Author
Born in 1803, RALPH WALDO EMERSON became one of the founders of the transcendentalist movement and one of America’s most beloved thinkers. His 1836 essay, “Nature” became a key exploration of the ideas of transcendentalism that would inform the work of contemporaries like Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller. Throughout his life, Emerson wrote essays and poems and delivered numerous lectures developing his ideas and critiquing the mores of his time.