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Editura: Pentru Literatura Universala

Anul aparitiei: 1968

  

The Elephants Teach: Creative Writing Since 1880

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D. G. Myers

The Elephants Teach: Creative Writing Since 1880

Editura: University of Chicago Press

Anul aparitiei: 2006

When Vladimir Nabokov was up for a chair in literature at Harvard, the linguist Roman Jakobson protested: What s next? Shall we appoint elephants to teach zoology? That anecdote, with which D. G. Myers begins "The Elephants Teach," perfectly frames the issues this book tackles. Myers explores more than a century of debate over how writing should be taught and whether it can or should be taught in a classroom at all. Along the way, he incorporates insights from a host of poets and teachers, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Frost, John Berryman, John Dewey, Lionel Trilling, Robert Lowell, Ezra Pound, and Saul Bellow. And from his exhaustive research, Myers extracts relevant background information on nineteenth-century educational theory; shifts in technology, publishing, and marketing; the growth of critical theory in this country; and the politics of higher education. While he shows how creative writing has become a machine for creating more creative writing programs, Myers also suggests that its history supplies a precedent for something different a way for creativity and criticism, poetry and scholarship, to join together to produce not just ...

  

A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir

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Donald Worster

A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir

Editura: Oxford University Press, USA

Anul aparitiei: 2008

"I am hopelessly and forever a mountaineer," John Muir wrote. "Civilization and fever and all the morbidness that has been hooted at me has not dimmed my glacial eye, and I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness. My own special self is nothing." In Donald Worster's magisterial biography, John Muir's "special self" is fully explored as is his extraordinary ability, then and now, to get others to see the sacred beauty of the natural world. A Passion for Nature is the most complete account of the great conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club ever written. It is the first to be based on Muir's full private correspondence and to meet modern scholarly standards. Yet it is also full of rich detail and personal anecdote, uncovering the complex inner life behind the legend of the solitary mountain man. It traces Muir from his boyhood in Scotland and frontier Wisconsin to his adult life in California right after the Civil War up to his death on the eve of World War I. It explores his marriage and family life, his relationship with his abusive father, his many friendships with the humble and famous (including Theodore Roosevelt and Ralph Waldo Emerson), and ...

  

The Concord Quartet: Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne,

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Samuel Agnew, Jr. Schreiner

The Concord Quartet: Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau and the Friendship That Freed the American Mind

Editura: John Wiley & Sons

Anul aparitiei: 2006

We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds. --Ralph Waldo Emerson, ""The American Scholar,"" 1837 From the start of transcendentalism and America's intellectual renaissance in the 1830s, to the Civil War and beyond, the story of four extraordinary friends whose lives shaped a nation ""Beginning in the 1830s, coincidences that seem almost miraculous in retrospect brought together in Concord as friends and neighbors four men of very different temperaments and talents who shared the same conviction that the soul had 'inherent power to grasp the truth' and that the truth would make men free of old constraints on thought and behavior. In addition 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 direction."" --From the Prologue

  

American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph

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Susan Cheever

American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Th

Editura: Simon & Schuster

Anul aparitiei: 2007

The 1850s were heady times in Concord, Massachusetts: in a town where a woman's petticoat drying on an outdoor line was enough to elicit scandal, some of the greatest minds of our nation's history were gathering in three of its wooden houses to establish a major American literary movement. The Transcendentalists, as these thinkers came to be called, challenged the norms of American society with essays, novels, and treatises whose beautifully rendered prose and groundbreaking assertions still resonate with readers today. Though noted contemporary author Susan Cheever stands in awe of the monumental achievements of such writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Louisa May Alcott, her personal, evocative narrative removes these figures from their dusty pedestals and provides a lively account of their longings, jealousies, and indiscretions. Thus, Cheever reminds us that the passion of Concord's ambitious and temperamental resident geniuses was by no means confined to the page....

  

Managing Thought: Think Differently. Think

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Mary J. Lore

Managing Thought: Think Differently. Think Powerfully. Achieve New Levels of Success

Editura: Mcgraw Hill

Anul aparitiei: 2010

"Managing Thought is to this century what How to Win Friends and Influence People and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People were to the last century."--Barbara G. Stanbridge, change management expert and former president of the National Association of Women Business Owners "A must-read." --Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines and author of The Winds of Turbulence WINNER of two Nautilus Awards, the Eric Hoffer Award, the Axiom Business Book Award, and two USA Book News National Best Book Awards "Managing Thought teaches us how to actually manage our thoughts to be creative, inspired, and impactful in all we do." --Gordon Krater, CPA, managing partner of Plante & Moran Hailed by business leaders from coast to coast, Mary Lore's multiple-award-winning guide not only changes the way you think about success--it changes the way you think, period. With a groundbreaking approach to harnessing mental power, Managing Thought turns "positive thinking" into practical actions, so you can: RETHINK your path to success REFOCUS your goals and priorities REFRAME your negative thoughts REIGNITE your creativity REVITALIZE your energyRESTORE your sense of purpose RECLAIM your peace of ...

  

Nature and Selected Essays

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature and Selected Essays

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 2003

An indispensible look at Emerson's influential life philosophy Through his writing and his own personal philosophy, Ralph Waldo Emerson unburdened his young country of Europe's traditional sense of history and showed Americans how to becreators of their own circumstances. His mandate, which called for harmony with, rather than domestication of, nature, and for areliance on individual integrity, rather than on materialistic institutions, is echoed in many of the great American philosophical and literary works of his time and ours, and has given an impetus to modern political and social activism. Larzer Ziff's introduction to this collection of fifteen of Emerson's most significant writings provides the important backdrop to the society in which Emerson lived during his formative years. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary ...

  

Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass

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Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass

Editura: Oxford University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2005

As featured in AMC's Breaking Bad, given by Gale Boetticher to Walter White and discovered by Hank Schrader. "I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease....observing a spear of summer grass." So begins Leaves of Grass, the first great American poem and indeed, to this day, the greatest and most essentially American poem in all our national literature. The publication of Leaves of Grass in July 1855 was a landmark event in literary history. Ralph Waldo Emerson judged the book "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom America has yet contributed." Nothing like the volume had ever appeared before. Everything about it--the unusual jacket and title page, the exuberant preface, the twelve free-flowing, untitled poems embracing every realm of experience--was new. The 1855 edition broke new ground in its relaxed style, which prefigured free verse; in its sexual candor; in its images of racial bonding and democratic togetherness; and in the intensity of its affirmation of the sanctity of the physical world. This Anniversary Edition captures the typeface, design ...

  

Walden, Civil Disobedience, and Other Writings

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Henry David Thoreau

Walden, Civil Disobedience, and Other Writings

Editura: W. W. Norton & Company

Anul aparitiei: 2008

"Reviews and Posthumous Assessments" for this edition collects eight new reviews of Thoreau's antislavery and late environmental essays as well as of Walden . To the influential portraits of Thoreau by Ralph Waldo Emerson and James Russell Lowell, the Third Edition adds John Burroughs's "Another Word on Thoreau," his response to them and to his great predecessor. "Recent Criticism" includes eighteen selections of the best historical, political, philosophical, poststructuralist, and environmental criticism of Thoreau's writing since the mid-twentieth century. To classic pieces by E. B. White, Leo Marx, Barbara Johnson, and Stanley Cavell, the Third Edition adds essays by nine new contributors, among them Laurence Buell, Laura Dassow Walls, Evan Carton, Robert A. Gross, Albert J. von Frank, Steven Fink, and William Rossi A Chronology of Thoreau's life and work, new to the Third Edition, and an expanded and updated Selected Bibliography are also included.

  

Melville's Short Novels: Authoritative Texts,

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Herman Melville

Melville's Short Novels: Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism

Editura: W. W. Norton & Company

Anul aparitiei: 2001

As his writing reflects, Melville was extraordinarily well read. "Contexts" collects important sources for each novel, including writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amasa Delano, and Nathaniel Hawthorne "Criticism" includes twenty-eight essays about the novels sure to promote classroom discussion. Contributors include Leo Marx, Elizabeth Hardwick, Frederick Busch, Robert Lowell, Herschel Parker, Carolyn L. Karcher, Thomas Mann, and Hannah Arendt A Selected Bibliography is included.

  

Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Editura: Signet Classics

Anul aparitiei: 2003

Offering a broad view of the author's finest work, this collection features critical essays, poems, and letters, plus material from journals. Includes a new Introduction. Original.

  

The Signet Book of American Essays

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The Signet Book of American Essays

Editura: Signet Classics

Anul aparitiei: 2006

Featuring Essays by Benjamin Franklin - Ralph Waldo Emerson - W.E.B. Du Bois - Albert Einstein - Gloria Steinem - Henry David Thoreau - Martin Luther King, Jr. - Mark Twain - Erma Bombeck - Abraham Lincoln - John F. Kennedy - and More... These are Americans who had something important to say--and said it in powerful, convincing ways. A compendium of commentary, criticism, and oratory excellence from throughout the nation's history, The Signet Book of American Essays is a perfect resource for those searching for the most timeless essays ever conceived by America's notable scientists, philosophers, politicians, and writers. From the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin to the outspoken empowerment of Gloria Steinem, from the biting satire of Mark Twain to the grave seriousness of Franklin D. Roosevelt, this collection offers the opportunity to learn the subtle arts of persuasion and rational argument as exemplified in these great American dissertations crafted by some of the country's most brilliant and intriguing citizens.

  

Self-Reliance, and Other Essays

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-Reliance, and Other Essays

Editura: Dover Publications

Anul aparitiei: 1993

Six essays and one address outline Emerson's moral idealism and hint at later scepticism. In addition to title essay, this volume includes "History," "Friendship," "The Over-Soul," "The Poet" and "Experience," plus the Harvard Divinity School Address.

  

Walden, Or, Life in the Woods

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Henry David Thoreau

Walden, Or, Life in the Woods

Editura: Dover Publications

Anul aparitiei: 1995

Nature was a form of religion for naturalist, essayist, and early environmentalist Henry David Thoreau (1817-62). In communing with the natural world, he wished to "live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and ... learn what it had to teach." Toward that end Thoreau built a cabin in the spring of 1845 on the shores of Walden Pond -- on land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson -- outside Concord, Massachusetts. There he observed nature, farmed, built fences, surveyed, and wrote in his journal.One product of his two-year sojourn was this book -- a great classic of American letters. Interwoven with accounts of Thoreau's daily life (he received visitors and almost daily walked into Concord) are mediations on human existence, society, government, and other topics, expressed with wisdom and beauty of style.Walden offers abundant evidence of Thoreau's ability to begin with observations on a mundane incident or the minutiae of nature and then develop these observations into profound ruminations on the most fundamental human concerns. Credited with influencing Tolstoy, Gandhi, and other thinkers, the volume remains a masterpiece of philosophical reflection.A selection of the ...

  

Nature and Other Essays

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature and Other Essays

Editura: Dover Publications

Anul aparitiei: 2009

He was an ordained minister, renowned orator, and beloved author and poet whose ideas on nature, philosophy, and religion influencedauthors such as Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. Through his writings, Emerson ardently professed the importance of being an individual, resisting the comfort of conformity, and creating an art of living in harmony with nature. This soul-satisfying anthology oftwelve favorite essays is a treasure. In the title essay, Emerson writes about the extraordinary power of nature as a way of bringing the divine into our lives. In "Gifts," he reminds us that flowers and gold may be acceptable to those we love, but "the only gift is a portion of thyself." "Spiritual Laws" points out that because a higher law than our own rules the world, there is no need for struggle. Other essays include "Character," "Prudence," "Intellect," "Love," "Beauty,""The American Scholar" addressand others.Readers of all ages will want to keep this volume on hand to inspire and refresh the spirit"

  

The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Editura: Modern Library

Anul aparitiei: 2000

Introduction by Mary Oliver Commentary by Henry James, Robert Frost, Matthew Arnold, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Henry David Thoreau The definitive collection of Emerson's major speeches, essays, and poetry, The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson chronicles the life's work of a true "American Scholar." As one of the architects of the transcendentalist movement, Emerson embraced a philosophy that championed the individual, emphasized independent thought, and prized "the splendid labyrinth of one's own perceptions." More than any writer of his time, he forged a style distinct from his European predecessors and embodied and defined what it meant to be an American. Matthew Arnold called Emerson's essays "the most important work done in prose." INCLUDES A MODERN LIBRARY READING GROUP GUIDE

  

Walden and Other Writings

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Henry David Thoreau

Walden and Other Writings

Editura: Modern Library

Anul aparitiei: 2000

Introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson Commentary by Van Wyck Brooks and E. B. White 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); A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; selections from Cape Cod and The Maine Woods; as well as "Walking," "Civil Disobedience," "Slavery in Massachusetts," "A Plea for Captain John Brown," and "Life Without Principle." Taken together, they reveal the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of thought of this true American original. Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

  

Emerson Essays and Lectures: Nature; Addresses,

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson Essays and Lectures: Nature; Addresses, and Lectures/Essays: First and Second Series/Representative Men/English Traits/The Conduct of Life

Editura: Library of America

Anul aparitiei: 1983

The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone.

  

The Spiritual Teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Richard G. Geldard

The Spiritual Teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Editura: Lindisfarne Books

Anul aparitiei: 2001

No one who has felt the life-changing pull of Emerson's enormous planetary mind has ever doubted his power or his greatness. Emerson's life was devoted to showing how one may still attain an original, that is to say, an authentic, relation to the universe, and Geldard's book aims to focus and distill the famously dispersed Emerson and put his central teachings into the modern reader's hand.

  

Emerson: Poems

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson: Poems

Editura: Everyman's Library

Anul aparitiei: 2004

Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the best-loved figures in nineteenth-century American literature. Though he earned his central place in our culture as an essayist and philosopher, since his death his reputation as a poet has grown as well. Known for challenging traditional thought and for his faith in the individual, Emerson was the chief spokesman for the Transcendentalist movement. His poems speak to his most passionately held belief: that external authority should be disregarded in favor of one s own experience. From the embattled farmers who fired the shot heard round the world in the stirring Concord Hymn, to the flower in The Rhodora, whose existence demonstrates that if eyes were made for seeing, / Then Beauty is its own excuse for being, Emerson celebrates the existence of the sublime in the human and in nature. Combining intensity of feeling with his famous idealism, Emerson s poems reveal a moving, more intimate side of the man revered as the Sage of Concord."

  
 
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