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Thoreau S Walden

Author : Tim Smith
ISBN : 0738511226
Genre : History
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Walden Pond is a sublime place of peace and spirituality. Writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau built a one-room house in 1845 and lived on the shores of the pond for two years, two months, and two days. It is this "experiment in independent living" that draws millions of people to visit the pond and to pay homage to the man sometimes called the father of American conservation. Situated in woodland outside the town of Concord, the pond and the town itself also evoke history on a grand scale. The Revolutionary War and the literary revolution of the mid-nineteenth century both began in the area. Thoreau's Walden describes the beauty of this historical setting through the writings of Thoreau. The book uses many of his most captivating and inspiring quotations as a tribute to the man and his life, works, and philosophy. Beautiful images and descriptive historical writing combine to create a visual insight into the reasons why Thoreau lived at Walden and what he has to teach us about this most inspirational place. Thoreau's Walden also includes little-known facts about the writer and philosopher, including the stories behind his relationship with Ralph Waldo Emerson, his search for the perfect location for his experiment, and his many visitors, such as Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Alcott family.
Category: History

A Study Guide For Henry David Thoreau S Walden And Other Writings

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410335296
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Henry David Thoreau's "Walden and Other Writings," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.
Category: Literary Criticism

Thoreau S Walden

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : 046970053X
Genre : History
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Category: History

Thoreau S Walden

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ISBN : 9781608939060
Genre : Photography
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Henry David Thoreau is beloved as America's bard of Walden Woods. Though he only lived there a couple years, his book of observations about nature, life, and his time at Walden Pond remains a perennial classic. Now, Walden can be enjoyed in full color, as photographer Dan Tobyne pairs short passages from Thoreau's text with stunning photos of Walden and its environs.
Category: Photography

Thoreau S Walden

Author : Henry Bugbee Kane
ISBN : UCAL:B4374109
Genre : Walden
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Walden

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : 0691061947
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An essay on the history of Thoreau's Walden introduces the text of his classic work and photographs taken between 1899 and 1920 depicting the serenity and beauty of Concord and the area surrounding the author's beloved pond. Bibliogs
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Other Hermit Of Thoreau S Walden Pond

Author : Terry Barkley
ISBN : 1611214815
Genre : Clergy
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Author Terry Barkley has gleaned archival sources, vital records, period newspaper accounts, and census rolls for everything that is known about Edmond Hotham whose sojourn at Walden Pond was the first and only time someone traveled there to emulate Thoreau's experiment in simplicity. The Other "Hermit" of Thoreau's Walden Pond is the first book-le
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Walden Pond

Author : William Barksdale Maynard
ISBN : 9780195181371
Genre : History
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A chronological narrative of Walden history explains the reasons for Thoreau's decision to build a home in the woods and recounts physical alterations made to Walden in the name of public access and safety.
Category: History

Approaches To Teaching Thoreau S Walden And Other Works

Author : Richard J. Schneider
ISBN : 087352733X
Genre : Education
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Now at seventy-three volumes, this popular MLA series (ISSN 10591133) addresses a broad range of literary texts. Each volume surveys teaching aids and critical material and brings together essays that apply a variety of perspectives to teaching the text. Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, student teachers, education specialists, and teachers in all humanities disciplines will find these volumes particularly helpful.
Category: Education

Thoreau S Living Ethics

Author : Philip Cafaro
ISBN : 0820336661
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Thoreau's Living Ethics is the first full, rigorous account of Henry Thoreau's ethical philosophy. Focused on Walden but ranging widely across his writings, the study situates Thoreau within a long tradition of ethical thinking in the West, from the ancients to the Romantics and on to the present day. Philip Cafaro shows Thoreau grappling with important ethical questions that agitated his own society and discusses his value for those seeking to understand contemporary ethical issues. Cafaro's particular interest is in Thoreau's treatment of virtue ethics: the branch of ethics centered on personal and social flourishing. Ranging across the central elements of Thoreau's philosophy—life, virtue, economy, solitude and society, nature, and politics—Cafaro shows Thoreau developing a comprehensive virtue ethics, less based in ancient philosophy than many recent efforts and more grounded in modern life and experience. He presents Thoreau's evolutionary, experimental ethics as superior to the more static foundational efforts of current virtue ethicists. Another main focus is Thoreau's environmental ethics. The book shows Thoreau not only anticipating recent arguments for wild nature's intrinsic value, but also demonstrating how a personal connection to nature furthers self-development, moral character, knowledge, and creativity. Thoreau's life and writings, argues Cafaro, present a positive, life-affirming environmental ethics, combining respect and restraint with an appreciation for human possibilities for flourishing within nature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Thoreau S Walden

Author : James Thorpe
ISBN : UOM:39015008818059
Genre : Solitude in literature
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Henry David Thoreau S Walden

Author : Linda Corrente
ISBN : 0812034473
Genre : American literature
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A guide to reading "Walden" with a critical and appreciative mind. Includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.
Category: American literature

Thoreaus Sense Of Place

Author : Richard J. Schneider
ISBN : 9781587293115
Genre : Literary Collections
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Recent Thoreau studies have shifted to an emphasis on the green" Thoreau, on Thoreau the environmentalist, rooted firmly in particular places and interacting with particular objects. In the wake of Buell's Environmental Imagination, the nineteen essayists in this challenging volume address the central questions in Thoreau studies today: how “green,” how immersed in a sense of place, was Thoreau really, and how has this sense of place affected the tradition of nature writing in America? The contributors to this stimulating collection address the ways in which Thoreau and his successors attempt to cope with the basic epistemological split between perceiver and place inherent in writing about nature; related discussions involve the kinds of discourse most effective for writing about place. They focus on the impact on Thoreau and his successors of culturally constructed assumptions deriving from science, politics, race, gender, history, and literary conventions. Finally, they explore the implications surrounding a writer's appropriation or even exploitation of places and objects.
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Wirklichkeit Und Sprache

Author : Thomas Liesemann
ISBN : UCAL:B4129498
Genre : English language
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A Wider View Of The Universe

Author : Robert Kuhn McGregor
ISBN : 9781476668970
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Thoreau in his early career did not consider nature a worthy subject for his pen. Beginning with only a superficial knowledge of nature--even while living at Walden Pond--he later began to study the subject more intensely in 1849. Over the next dozen years, he applied himself especially to botany and ornithology, seeking to integrate knowledge into the larger patterns of life. Independently deriving what today would be considered an ecological worldview, Thoreau devoted the last years of his writing career to nature studies, written in his own distinctive voice. In this revised edition of a standard study of Thoreau and nature, the author traces the origins and development of Thoreau's shift in viewpoint and his painstaking efforts thereafter.
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The Measure Of Greatness

Author : Sophia Vasalou
ISBN : 9780198840688
Genre : Magnanimity
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Magnanimity is a virtue that has led many lives. Foregrounded early on by Plato as a philosophical virtue par excellence, it became one of the crown jewels in Aristotle's account of human excellence and was accorded equally salient place by other ancient thinkers. It is one of the mostdistinctive elements of the ancient tradition to filter into the medieval Islamic and Christian worlds. It sparked important intellectual engagements and went on to carve deep tracks through several of the later philosophies to inherit from this tradition. Under changing names and reworked forms, itwould continue to breathe in the thought of Descartes and Hume, Kant, and Nietzsche. Its many lives have been joined by important continuities, yet they have also been fragmented by discontinuities - discontinuities reflecting larger shifts in ethical perspectives and competing answers to questionsabout the nature of the good life, the moral nature of human beings, and their relationship to the social and natural world they inhabit. They have also been punctuated by moments of intense controversy in which the vision of human greatness has itself been called into doubt.The aim of this volume is to provide an insight into the complex trajectory of a virtue whose glitter has at times been as dazzling as it has been divisive. By exploring the many lives it has lived, we will be in a better position to evaluate whether this is a virtue we still want to make central toour own ethical lives, and why.
Category: Magnanimity