In the wake of The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson has exploded from the avant-garde into a vital literary voice. She tells Simran Hans about her manifesto for surviving in the now.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was a renowned lecturer and writer, whose ideas on philosophy, religion, and literature influenced many writers, including Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. After an undergraduate career at Harvard, he studied at Harvard Divinity School and became an ordained minister, continuing a long line of ministers in his family. He traveled widely and lectured, and became well known for his publications Essays and Nature.
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