Essential Writings


Emerson, Ralph Waldo


Emerson, Ral, Essential Writings, ph Waldo was an American poet, essayist, philosopher and lecturer who in the mid 19th century led the transcendentalist movement. He was born on 25th May 1803 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 27th April 1882 at Concord, Massachusetts, United States.


Essential Writings are a definite collection of major poetry, essays and speeches of Emerson. He chronicles the life and work of a true ‘American Soldier’ in The Essential Writings. Philosophy championing the individual, independent thought and the valued ‘splendid labyrinth of one’s own perceptions’ is embraced by Emerson, the transcendentalist movement architect. As compared to his predecessors in Europe, a distinct style has been forged by him, defined and embodied as what it is means to be an American. As far as prose is concerned, Emerson has done the most import work in his essays. Some of Emerson’s famous works include Experience, Art, Self-Reliance Art, Plato, The Poet and many others.