Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) – Essayist & Poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries and began formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. Following this groundbreaking work, he gave a speech entitled The American Scholar in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. considered to be America’s “Intellectual Declaration of Independence.” His works not only inspired his contemporaries and colleagues, but writers up to the present day. He is seen as the central figure of American thought, and his transcendentalism movement changed literature as we know it.
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