The Best Read Naturalist

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Editor: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813939534
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Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most important figures in American nature writing, yet until now readers have had no book devoted to this central theme in his work. "The Best Read Naturalist" fills this lacuna, placing several of Emerson’s lesser-known pieces of nature writing in conversation with his canonical essays. Organized chronologically, the thirteen selections—made up of sermons, lectures, addresses, and essays—reveal an engagement with natural history that spanned Emerson’s career. As we watch him grapple with what he called the "book of nature," a more environmentally connected thinker emerges—a "green" Emerson deeply concerned with the physical world and fascinated with the ability of science to reveal a correspondence between the order of nature and that of the mind. "The Best Read Naturalist" illuminates the vital influence that the study of natural history had on the development of Emerson’s mature philosophy.
The Best Read Naturalist
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-03 - Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most important figures in American nature writing, yet until now readers have had no book devoted to this central theme in his work. "The Best Read Naturalist" fills this lacuna, placing several of Emerson’s lesser-known pieces of nature writing in conversation with his
Romantic Naturalists, Early Environmentalists
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Dewey W. Hall
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-08 - Publisher: Routledge

In his study of Romantic naturalists and early environmentalists, Dewey W. Hall asserts that William Wordsworth and Ralph Waldo Emerson were transatlantic literary figures who were both influenced by the English naturalist Gilbert White. In Part 1, Hall examines evidence that as Romantic naturalists interested in meteorology, Wordsworth and Emerson
Sharp Eyes
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Charlotte Zoë Walker
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-08-01 - Publisher: Syracuse University Press

John Burroughs combined scientific observation with poetic spirit in his nature writing. This collection of essays explores Burrough's life and character, as well as his role as a writer and his relationships with contemporaries including Whitman, Thoreau, Emerson and Muir.
The Book of Nature in Early Modern and Modern History
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Klaas van Berkel, Arie Johan Vanderjagt, Arjo Vanderjagt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Peeters Publishers

From 22-25 May, 2002, the University of Groningen hosted an international conference on 'The Book of Nature. Continuity and change in European and American attitudes towards the natural world'. From Antiquity down to our own time, theologians, philosophers and scientists have often compared nature to a book, which might, under
Our Preposterous Use of Literature
Language: en
Pages: 183
Authors: Tracy Scott McMillin
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

He examines the ways in which Emerson's texts have been read in the United States, the myriad methods by which those texts have been pillaged, picked over, and repackaged - in a word, consumed - by biographers, political apologists, self-help proponents, entrepreneurs, and academicians alike.".