Talk:Essays: First Series/Self-Reliance
This essay is basically talking about transcendentalsim. The American Transcendentalism
- So.....?Ccool2ax 17:31, 12 October 2006 (UTC)
By the way.. no it's not! It's an optimistic view on how you should rely on your rather than others' ideas. Ccool2ax 22:18, 12 October 2006 (UTC)
- This version is slightly abridged? What do I tag the article with? Ccool2ax 00:43, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
Which edition is this?
- This is from the 1847 edition. The original 1841 edition was called Essays, and it was only when he published Essays: Second Series that this first set was renamed. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 07:05, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Emerson's Essay on Self Reliance is misquoted.
It seems that there are words either added or deleted from the original text. I own a leather bound copy of the original essay, and there are numerous differences between what I possess and the text quoted here, although the essence of the essay remains. I was very disappointed that this author took the liberty to assume he could improve on the original writings of a true master of the word. You should be ashamed of yourself. —unsigned comment by 188.8.131.52 (talk) .