Name

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Career

Arts/Writing

Region

NA/New England region

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Born

1803

Died

1882

Source

ANB

Text

Lecturer and author�

Emerson's first book, Nature (1836), was a rallying cry for the Transcendentalists, espousing organicism in art and viewing Nature as the divine teacher of man� The publication of Nature came when many new ideas were formed abroad; it was Emerson, though, who brought most of these concepts together in one place and produced the closest thing that the Transcendentalists had to a manifesto. Although the book was published anonymously, Emerson was widely known to be its author, and he became the central figure among the Transcendentalists�

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