Textbooks Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume V: 1835-1838 Mobi Read Apps Download The journals of 1835-1838, perhaps the richest Emerson had yet written, cover the pivotal years when he brought to Concord his second wife, Lydia Jackson of Plymouth, published Nature (1836), and wrote “The American Scholar” (1837) and the Divinity School Address (1838). Genre List ❿10_Biography & Autobiography❿ As he turned from the pulpit to the lecture platform in the 1830’s, the journals became more and more repository for the substance of future lectures; his annual winter series, particularly those dealing with The Philosophy of History, in 1836-1837, and Human Culture, in 1837-1838, were drawn largely from materials contained in this volume. Genre List ❿10_Biography & Autobiography❿ Along with lecture material, the journals of these years include Emerson’s notes on his extensive reading, expressions of his griefs and joys, and his perennial reflections on man and his relation to nature and the divine. Genre List ❿10_Biography & Autobiography❿ The birth of his son Waldo in October of 1836 compensated perhaps for the death of his beloved brother Charles the previous May. Genre List ❿10_Biography & Autobiography❿ New friendships with Margaret Fuller, Henry Thoreau, and especially Bronson Alcott (whom Emerson called “the highest genius of the time”) replaced to a degree the close intellectual companionship he had enjoyed with Charles. Genre List ❿10_Biography & Autobiography❿ Printed here for the first time are the complete texts of these journals. Genre List ❿10_Biography & Autobiography❿ They reveal the continuity of Emerson’s development and add to the understanding both of his thought and of his methods of literary composition.
- Author≣Ralph Waldo Emerson,Alfred R. Ferguson_Books
- Publisher≣Harvard University Press
- ISBN 10≣9780674484542
- ISBN 13≣0674484541