Over the years, I've learned that the I-hate-you-right-back branch of Thoreau
criticism is by no means limited to adolescent readers.
Henry David Thoreau
(1817-1862), born on the Thoreau
Farm in Concord, MA.
Abolitionists eventually buy his freedom; in the meantime, Long builds a shack in Walden woods, where he becomes acquainted with Thoreau
Dangerous or not, a little learning can be a stimulating thing, and I was just about to sit down and flame Stevenson for flaming Thoreau
, or at least for singeing him in many tender places, when I discovered that someone had long ago made the flaming unnecessary.
knew so well that attending to Nature is an antidote to frenzy.
Initially a modest success, the book sold 2,000 copies within 5 years but then went out of print until 1862, the year Thoreau
It is often unclear exactly who Thoreau
is interacting with or what his relationship to these people is.
By spending his life rooted in Concord, Thoreau
emulated trees' tenacious hold on earth.
The editors offer several reasons why philosophers have so far overlooked or avoided Thoreau
despite the fact that, according to Cavell, his work embodies a rigorous "mode of conceptual accuracy," despite his obvious familiarity with Western and Asian philosophical resources, and despite what several contributors here regard as clear anticipations not only of American pragmatism but also phenomenology.
But like many other writers who put obstacles before their readers, Thoreau
declares that the difficulties he has posed are a virtue.
As the walk nears Henry Thoreau
's house on Walden Pond, you will step back in time to 1847 and meet the man himself, portrayed by Richard Smith, Thoreau
scholar and historical reenactor.
Escritos sobre la vida civilizada reune los textos de Thoreau
que, desde la publicacion postuma de A Yankee in Canada, with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers (Boston, 1866), se conocen como escritos politicos o reformistas.