This blog is a place for me to post excerpts of Emerson’s works and my comments as I read through his essays, lectures, journals and letters, along with selected books about Emerson’s life, the Transcendentalists, and other people from his circle.
You may note some odd spellings or punctuation in the excerpts of Emerson’s works that I post. I reproduce the original spelling and punctuation whenever possible, notably for journal excerpts taken from the Harvard University Press editions, which reproduce Emerson’s actual writings. Later versions of the journals may correct spelling, especially replacing the oft-used “&” by “and,” but I retain the originals.
I’ve long been interested in Emerson and the Transcendentalists, so this site allows me to share some of my favorite texts, and comment on books by and about Emerson and those in his circle. I’m a freelance writer, specializing in Macs, the iPod, iPad, iTunes and digital music; you can visit my main website, Kirkville, and see more about my work.
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If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about this site, or have any suggestions for books to add to the bibliography, feel free to . If you have written or published a book about Emerson or the Transcendentalists, contact me regarding a review on this site.