A Transcendental Journey

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition

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Pub Date 10 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 26 Aug 2022
Time Being Media LLC, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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Description

"A road-tripping travel memoir that's graced with humor, adventure, and wisdom."
Foreword Clarion Reviews

A Transcendental Journey is the insightful and often humorous account of playwright and author Stephen Evans' journey across America, exploring America and American Transcendental Philosophy. Ralph Waldo Emerson's life, thought, and influence is explored through five of his most important essays. These famous works transform the journey, just as the journey transforms the author's experience of Emerson, a combination that made for a life-changing, truly Transcendental journey.

This edition, published to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the journey, includes a new Afterword describing the author's visit to Emerson's home town of Concord, Massachusetts.

"A road-tripping travel memoir that's graced with humor, adventure, and wisdom."
Foreword Clarion Reviews

A Transcendental Journey is the insightful and often humorous account of playwright and...


Advance Praise

"Author and playwright Stephen Evans's memoir, in a new edition, revisits his journey through natural landmarks of the mid and western U.S. and the philosophical rambles they inspired. "We live on the surface of the past," Evans begins, but it's his past, including a painful divorce, that he's driving away from when he leaves Washington, D.C. with no itinerary but with maps, books, and a toy moose named Bernard. A thoughtful diarist, Evans records meals, conversations, scenery observations, and random musings, many regarding spirituality and philosophy. The diary avoids becoming claustrophobic with cuts to outside history and knowledge, including reactions to what he's reading on the journey-Ralph Waldo Emerson essays-and information about the places he visits, like the geology of the Badlands or the origins of Devil's Tower...Although more anecdotal than transcendent, Evans's book, with its beautiful description, poignant moments, and interesting philosophy, will resonate with any reader who has set out for new places to find something "barely remembered, yet vaguely familiar: joy."
BlueInk Review

"Author and playwright Stephen Evans's memoir, in a new edition, revisits his journey through natural landmarks of the mid and western U.S. and the philosophical rambles they inspired. "We live on...


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ISBN 9781953725288
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