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Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet , who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States. Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature . Following this ground-breaking work, he gave a speech entitled " The American Scholar " in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. considered to be America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence". [ 1 ] Emerson wrote most of his important essays as lectures first, then revised them for print.
Nadeem Aslam was born in 1966 in Gujranwala, Pakistan.
James Joyce (1882-1941) , Irish novelist, noted for his experimental use of language in such works as Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939).
While drafting the recent guide outlining the real dangers associated with combining different types of alcohol , I got to thinking about one of the most prominent and outspoken substance-mixers of our time, the late Hunter S. Thompson. A man who graciously documented the uncharted depths of the binge unlike any other in history, HST provided us with nuggets of wisdom and encouragement all along the way. So instead of merely sharing a list of my favorite quotes from the author, I have placed them in their proper environment, the pervasive motivational poster. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
What follows is a revealing narrative, ‘a quest, for my place in father’s history and fantasy’; discussing their difficult personal relationship and differing life experiences in the UK and the Subcontinent.
It is Proust's birthday today!
Derek Alton Walcott , OBE OCC (born 23 January 1930) is a Saint Lucian poet and playwright.