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Articles with keyword "Ralph Waldo Emerson"

Henry David Thoreau

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Thoreau Becomes a Professional Author and Finds His Greatest Subject Is Himself

It was at Walden Pond that Thoreau came into his own as a writer.

portrait of Montaigne

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Our Contemporary, Montaigne: He Pioneered the Personal Essay and Made Candor Literary

Montaigne invented the personal essay and made candor literary.

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The Sage and the Self-Promoter

Emerson's oratory ignites the imagination of the young journalist Walt Whitman.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?

The Death of James Lee Byars, 1982/1994

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Outside the Frame

How Asia changed the course of American art.