Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild is a modern piece of transcendentalism, the idea that in order to connect with reality, you must live a pure life without the need for materialistic items. Into the Wild is a non-fiction book that talks about the life of Christopher McCandless, a transcendentalist who wanted to appreciate life for what it was, and his journey to The Stampede Trail in Alaska to fulfill his wish.
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
Ralph Waldo Emerson, from Self-Reliance
Henry David Thoreau, from Walden
Henry David Thoreau, from Civil Disobedience
Ralph Waldo Emerson, from Nature
Emily Dickinson, Much Madness is Divinest Sense