• Anthologies:

    • Essays and Lectures.  Ed. Joel Porte.  New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1983.

    • Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Ed. Robert Spiller, et al.  Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1971 - .

    • Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Ed. William H. Gilman.  New York: New American Library, 1965.

    • Nature: Addresses and Lectures.  1849.

    • Essays: Second Series.  1844.

    • Essays: First Series.  1841.

  • Individual Works:

    • The Conduct of Life.  1860.

    • English Traits.  1856.

    • Representative Men.  1850.

    • "Self-Reliance."

    • "The Poet."  1842-1843.

      • Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism.  Ed. Vincent Leitch.  New York: Norton, 2001.  724-739.

      • Critical Theory Since Plato.  Ed. Hazard Adams.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971.  557-566.

    • "Experience."  1842.

    • "The Transcendentalist."  Lecture, Masonic Temple, Boston, January 1842.

      • Essays and Lectures.  Ed. Joel Porte.  New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1983.  193-209.

    • "Divinity School Address."  Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 15, 1838.

      • Essays and Lectures.  Ed. Joel Porte.  New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1983.  73-92.

    • "The American Scholar."  Beta Kappa oration, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1837.

      • Essays and Lectures.  Ed. Joel Porte.  New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1983.  51-71.

    • Nature.  1836.

      • Essays and Lectures.  Ed. Joel Porte.  New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1983.  5-49




  • Anthologies:

    • Bloom, Harold, ed.  Ralph Waldo Emerson.  New York: Chelsea House, 1985.
    • Burkholder, Robert E., and Joel Myerson, eds.  Critical Essays on Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Boston: G. K. Hall, 1983.

    • Konvitch, Milton R., and Stephen E. Whicher, eds.  Emerson: a Collection of Critical Essays.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1962.
    • Porte, Joel, ed.  Emerson: Prospect and Retrospect.  Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1982.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Allen, Gay Wilson.  Waldo Emerson.  Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982.

    • Anderson, Quentin.  "The Failure of the Fathers."  The Imperial Self: an Essay on American Literary and Cultural History.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971.  3-58.
    • Bloom, Harold.  "Emerson and his Influence."  A Map of Misreading.  Oxford: OUP, 1975.  160-176.

    • Buell, Lawrence.  Emerson.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2003.

    • Cavell, Stanley.  In Quest of the Ordinary: Lines of Skepticism and Romanticism.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1988.

      • "Being Odd, Getting Even: Threats to Individuality."  (Orig. pub. Salmagundi 67 [1985]: 97-128.)

      • "Genteel Responses to Kant?  In Emerson's 'Fate' and Coleridge's Biographia Literaria."  (Orig. pub. Raritan 3 [1985]: 34-61.)

    • Cavell, Stanley.  The Senses of Walden.  San Francisco: North Point, 1981.

      • "Thinking of Emerson."  128-138.

      • "An Emerson Mood."  141-160.

    • Chapman, John Jay.  "Emerson."  Selected Writings of John Jay Chapman.  E. Jacques Barzun.  New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1968.

    • Dewey, John.  "Emerson -- the Philosopher of Democracy."  Character and Events.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1929.  69-77.  [1903]

    • Ellison, Julie.  Emerson's Romantic Style.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1984.

    • Goodman, Russell B.  "Ralph Waldo Emerson."  American Philosophy and the Romantic Tradition.  Cambridge: CUP, 1990.  34-57.

    • Harland, Richard.  "Sainte-Beuve, Emerson, Poe."  Literary Theory from Plato to Barthes.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.  77-80.

    • Lysaker, John T.  Emerson and Self-Culture.  Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2008.

    • McDermott, John J.  "Spires of Influence: the Importance of Emerson for Classical American Philosophy."  Streams of Experience: Reflections on the History and Philosophy of American Culture.  Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1986.  29-43.

    • Nicoloff, Philip.  Emerson on Race and History.  New York: Columbia UP, 1961.

    • Packer, Barbara L.  Emerson's Fall: a New Interpretation of the Major Essays.  New York: Continuum, 1982.

    • Paul, Sherman.  Emerson's Angle of Vision.  Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1952.

    • Poirier, Richard.  The Renewal of Literature: Emersonian Reflections.  New York: Random House, 1986.

    • Porte, Joel.  Representative Man: Emerson in his Time.  Oxford: OUP, 1979.

    • Van Leer, David.  Emerson's Epistemology: the Argument of the Essays.  Cambridge: CUP, 1986.

    • West, Cornel.  "The Emersonian Prehistory of American Pragmatism."  The American Evasion of Philosophy: a Genealogy of Pragmatism.  Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1989.  9-41.

    • Whicher, Stephen.  Freedom and Fate: an Inner Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1953.




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