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Conversations about the Texts
Transcendental texts, especially those of Emerson and Thoreau, are complex, open for multiple possibilities for meaning and interpretation. As these writers understood, readers each bring their own special perspectives, giving life to passages which engage their attention. Sharing those perspectives, questions, and information is an essential Transcendental process, one which they were able to cultivate in their conversations. The Internet offers modern readers other ways they can share.
The Walden Discussion [e-mail] List This is a very busy list.
Concordia Discussion Group. This is "dedicated to the town of Concord, Massachusetts and discussion of the life and thought of the New England Transcendentalists and those influenced by their Transcendental Philosophy and spirituality."
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