Ralph Waldo Emerson Biography


Type: Essayist, Lecturer, and Poet

Born: May 25, 1803,Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Died: : April 27, 1882 (aged 78),Concord, Ma

Emerson was also the first major American literary and intellectual figure to widely explore, write seriously about, and seek to broaden the domestic audience for classical Asian and Middle Eastern works. He not only gave countless readers their first exposure to non-Western modes of thinking, metaphysical concepts, and sacred mythologies; he also shaped the way subsequent generations of American writers and thinkers approached the vast cultural resources of Asia and the Middle East. Selected Bibliography: Prose: Essays: First Series (1841) Essays: Second Series (1844) Addresses, and Lectures (1849) Representative Men (1850) The Conduct of Life (1860) English Traits (1865) Society and Solitude (1870)

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