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Thoreau

Henry David. 1817--62, US writer, noted esp for Walden, or Life in the Woods (1854), an account of his experiment in living in solitude. A powerful social critic, his essay Civil Disobedience (1849) influenced such dissenters as Gandhi
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For scholars committed to exploring areas of philosophy, Thoreauvian Modernities promises a selection of four essays, of the sixteen total, devoted to "Thoreau and Philosophy.
Though not writing, Cassidy is still recording in his runner's log every outing with Thoreauvian precision and scrutiny.
He never goes into its technicalities or lore, and he certainly does not register any Thoreauvian mystical vibrations along the line and does not speculate on any deep, esoteric (epiphanic) truths one might hope to retrieve from beneath the surface of the water.
On the one hand, as the above synopsis displays, Wyatt's story follows a traditional narrative plan of linear progress; Wyatt succumbs to temptation, experiences various trials and setbacks culminating in the climax of Brown's death, and eventually finds a kind of redemption in his Thoreauvian resolve.
I've ignored them for twenty-five years, on the Thoreauvian notion that these are unjust laws--the government saying that even if there are no cars anywhere in sight, halt at the red light or stop sign anyway.
Despite the Thoreauvian odds against our being fully spiritually awake in the lived moment, "Matins" creates such a state for us verbally and vicariously.
Yet Don Henley has been dismissively called "Henley David Thoreau" by many locals who resent his glitzy entry with his "Hollywood big-bucks people" into their almost sacred Yankee Thoreauvian wilderness.
As a result, these commentators might themselves be said to be programmatic in pointing up the putative Thoreauvian equivocation.
at the Bolton Public Library, a slide lecture of selected Concord images by photographer, Thoreauvian, and environmental activist Herbert Wendell Gleason (1855-1937).
John Hanson Mitchell has been called "a unique, de-lightful, and absolutely essential voice," by the York Times Book Review; “A Thoreauvian wanderer, an engaging writer,” by the Washington Post Book World and “a natural story teller.
Rough Assessment: We think Thoreauvian coercion is a minor problem for liberty talk.
If ecocritics sometimes seem to apply the Thoreauvian mantra--"Simplify, simplify