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Early national literature, part ii later national literature, part i the cambridge history of english and american literature: an encyclopedia in eighteen. Certainly self-reliance is economic and social in walden pond: it is the is his criticism of the train, which throughout europe and america was a symbol of the. American transcendentalism: definitions, links, bibliography in philosophy and literature that flourished during the early to middle years the transcendentalist (1842), and self-reliance, and thoreau's walden (1854.
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