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
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.
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
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
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.