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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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Whether or not his talk with Japp at Braemar was fully enlightening, it does seem that Stevenson set himself the task of practicing the art of Thoreauvian ekphrasis while composing Silverado Squatters at Davos during the fall and winter of 1881-82.
Without realizing it, I was taking what you might recognize as a Thoreauvian walk.
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." These essays explore the author's intellectual commitment to ontology in "Being is the Great Explainer: Thoreau and the Ontological Turn," to virtuous character in "Character and Nature: Toward an Aristotelian Understanding of Thoreau's Literary Portraits and Environmental Poetics," and to personal autonomy in "A Sort of Hybrid Product: Thoreau's Individualism between Liberalism and Communitarianism." Not one of the "Thoreau and Philosophy" essays explicitly takes up the question of whether the literary compositions of the author Thoreau may be explored and taught as genuine contributions to philosophy.
Thoreauvian Modernities promises to take its place alongside Hicks' volume as an essential collection of reflections on Thoreau's significance in helping us think through central problems of our own time.
The so-called Thoreauvian vision would also be present in the nature of his dream of justice and equality for the black community, in his political option of domestic compromise and international solidarity, and eventually in his personal transformation when confronting "failure" in the form of persistent racism on his return from his Spanish experience.
But Earth Jurisprudence, through its Thoreauvian lens, sees nature very differently, as having a value in itself.
conservation graduate should take a "Thoreauvian oath": Nature
Along the same lines, she often expressed a desire for Thoreauvian direct "contact" with nature, again set in opposition in her early journals to the intellect and language: "Outside it is warm and blue and April.
At this site Joel Sternfeld has catalogued, with Thoreauvian attention to detail, the variety and bounty of what the photographs' titles identify as the East Meadows.
There are now 8000 books and over 60,000 items housed at Walden Woods in the collections of the Thoreau Institute (which invites you to submit your own Thoreauvian ephemera).
If many of Grove's close observations of nature in Over Prairie Trails and The Turn of the Year seem reminiscent of Thompson Seton's achievement in Wild Animals I have Known (1898), then--as has often been said--the masterly and closely observed nature studies in Over Prairie Trails make him something of a Canadian Henry David Thoreau, the Thoreau of Cape Cod and The Maine Woods, to be sure, while his own obsessive recordings of his health, state of mind and economic situation--his Thoreauvian 'chapter' "Where I lived and what I lived for"--to me contain vivid traces of the similarly narcissistic keeper of daily records in Walden.
Part of the joy of bringing oneself so near oblivion is found not only in the benefits of Thoreauvian self-culture, and its corrective emotional response.