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A Year with Emerson: A Daybook

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A chief event of life is that day on which we have encountered a mind that startled us. A Year with Emerson is a feast of 365 such days, designed to celebrate the bicentenary of the Sage of Concord. Known throughout the world for his cogent, epigrammatic writing, admired as the George Washington of American Literature, his work is even more piquant and enriching in bigger ...more
Paperback, 231 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by David R. Godine Publisher (first published 2003)
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Sarah Jane
Jan 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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The truth is that I didnt read this book, but it's just excerpts from his other books, most of which i've read. I decided to send it as one of the birthday presents to my dad.

I woulda given it 5 stars though.
David R. Godine
Dec 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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in 1803, Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in Boston. Educated at Harvard and the Cambridge Divinity School, he became a Unitarian minister in 1826 at the Second Church Unitarian. The congregation, with Christian overtones, issued communion, something Emerson refused to do. "Really, it is beyond my comprehension," Emerson once said, when asked by a seminary professor whether he believed in God. (Quoted ...more
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