Author : Sam McGuire Worley
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release Date : 2001-01-01
ISBN 10 : 0791448258
Pages : 174 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (448 users)
Download or read book Emerson, Thoreau, and the Role of the Cultural Critic PDF or another Format written by Sam McGuire Worley and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reinterprets important works of the social criticism of Emerson and Thoreau as being based in defense of community.
Download or read book Henry David Thoreau PDF or another Format written by Harold Bloom and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a story she wrote at the age of 19, is still a popular tale to this day, remarkable not only for its striking plot but also its Romantic elements. Part of the Bloom's Classic Critical Views series, this book includes selections of some of the best historical criticism about Mary Shelley and her works.
Download or read book The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau PDF or another Format written by Malcolm Clemens Young and published by Mercer University Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This title explores the religious nature of ""Thoreau's Journal"". Most people who care about nature cannot help but use religious language to describe their experience of it. We can trace many of these conceptions of nature and holiness directly to influential nineteenth-century writers, especially Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). In Walden, he writes that 'God himself culminates in the present moment', and that in nature we encounter, 'the workman whose work we are'. But what were the sources of his religious convictions about the meaning of nature in human life? As the most comprehensive study of Thoreau's spirituality from a Christian perspective, ""The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau"" is the first to seriously examine connections between Thoreau's religious practices and those of his Protestant forebears. While a few writers have considered the relation between Thoreau's thought and Christian doctrine, this book instead outlines the links between Thoreau's religious practices (such as keeping a spiritual journal, studying nature, and walking) and those of earlier New England Protestants. This work is also the first study to compare his journal with the spiritual journals of prominent Puritans, Anglicans, Methodists, and Quakers. It is also one of the first books to treat spiritual journals as a distinct literary genre, while comparing theological expectations of nature ranging from the American Puritan Jonathan Edwards to nineteenth-century Romantic walkers and Thoreau's fellow Transcendentalists.
Download or read book A Bibliography of Henry David Thoreau PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1908 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers more than 500 pages of information about Internet resources and research strategies. Designed especially for lawyers and other experienced legal researchers, the site guides visitors through the Internet chaff in an effort to find its grains of wheat.
Download or read book Henry David Thoreau PDF or another Format written by Laura Dassow Walls and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2018-09-28 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Walden. Yesterday I came here to live." That entry from the journal of Henry David Thoreau, and the intellectual journey it began, would by themselves be enough to place Thoreau in the American pantheon. His attempt to "live deliberately" in a small woods at the edge of his hometown of Concord has been a touchstone for individualists and seekers since the publication of Walden in 1854. But there was much more to Thoreau than his brief experiment in living at Walden Pond. A member of the vibrant intellectual circle centered on his neighbor Ralph Waldo Emerson, he was also an ardent naturalist, a manual laborer and inventor, a radical political activist, and more. Many books have taken up various aspects of Thoreau's character and achievements, but, as Laura Dassow Walls writes, "Thoreau has never been captured between covers; he was too quixotic, mischievous, many-sided." Two hundred years after his birth, and two generations after the last full-scale biography, Walls renews Henry David Thoreau for us in all his profound, inspiring complexity. Drawing on Thoreau's copious writings, published and unpublished, Walls presents a Thoreau vigorously alive, full of quirks and contradictions: the young man shattered by the sudden death of his brother; the ambitious Harvard College student; the ecstatic visionary who closed Walden with an account of the regenerative power of the Cosmos. We meet the man whose belief in human freedom and the value of labor made him an uncompromising abolitionist; the solitary walker who found society in nature, but also found his own nature in the society of which he was a deeply interwoven part. And, running through it all, Thoreau the passionate naturalist, who, long before the age of environmentalism, saw tragedy for future generations in the human heedlessness around him. "The Thoreau I sought was not in any book, so I wrote this one," says Walls. The result is a Thoreau unlike any seen since he walked the streets of Concord, a Thoreau for our time and all time.--Dust jacket.
Download or read book Life of Henry David Thoreau PDF or another Format written by Henry S. Salt and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2000-05-11 with total page 153 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A concise narrative of Thoreau's life with perceptive treatment of his ideas and writings.
Download or read book A Historical Guide to Henry David Thoreau PDF or another Format written by William E. Cain and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2000-11-02 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As an essayist, philosopher, ex-pencil manufacturer, notorious hermit, tax protester, and all-around original thinker, Thoreau led so singular a life that he is in some ways a perfect candidate for the historical and biographical treatments made possible by the Historical Guides to American Authors series format. William E. Cain, the volume editor, includes contributions on his relationship with 19th century authority and concepts of the land, which should help the volume's reach beyond those who read Thoreau for illumination to those general readers who love him for embodying the spirit of American rebellion.
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release Date : 2015-09-15
ISBN 10 : 9781410335296
Pages : 15 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (41 users)
Download or read book A Study Guide for Henry David Thoreau's Walden and Other Writings PDF or another Format written by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on 2015-09-15 with total page 15 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU: The Man Himself (Biographies, Memoirs, Autobiographical Books & Personal Letters)
Author : Henry David Thoreau
Publisher : e-artnow
Release Date : 2017-10-16
ISBN 10 : 9788027224852
Pages : 1511 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (27 users)
Download or read book HENRY DAVID THOREAU: The Man Himself (Biographies, Memoirs, Autobiographical Books & Personal Letters) PDF or another Format written by Henry David Thoreau and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2017-10-16 with total page 1511 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "HENRY DAVID THOREAU: The Man Himself (Biographies, Memoirs, Autobiographical Books & Personal Letters)". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Biography: Thoreau by Ralph Waldo Emerson Books: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers Walden (Life in the Woods) The Maine Woods Cape Cod A Yankee in Canada Canoeing in the Wilderness Essays Natural History of Massachusetts A Walk to Wachusett A Winter Walk Walking Night and Moonlight The Highland Light Collected Letters Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.
Author : Alfred I. Tauber
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Date : 2003-05
ISBN 10 : 9780520239159
Pages : 317 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (52 users)
Download or read book Henry David Thoreau and the Moral Agency of Knowing PDF or another Format written by Alfred I. Tauber and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2003-05 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Tauber's book is encyclopedic—not only a revealing and comprehensive study of Thoreau but also a full vision of the Romantic Weltanschauung and its relevance to contemporary concerns in philosophy, science, and poetics. While this scope is wildly ambitious, Tauber admirably delivers, always informing his parts with the whole, consistently altering the whole with his parts."—Eric Wilson, author of Emerson's Sublime Science "In arguing for the centrally moral and ethical value of Thoreau's works, Tauber is taking a brave stance in these slippery postmodern times…. It's one thing to praise Thoreau for his opposition to the Mexican War, his philosophy of passive resistance, and his fervent opposition to slavery. It's quite another to argue that his entire project—his whole sense of identity, self-formation, and his relation to nature—is part of a deeply moral enterprise….Thoreau's modernity has been defined in many ways in recent years. Tauber adds another important and distinctive dimension to this discussion."—H. Daniel Peck, John Guy Vassar Professor of English, Vassar College
Download or read book Emerson & Thoreau PDF or another Format written by John T. Lysaker and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This lively volume explores the theme of friendship in the lives and works of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Written from diverse perspectives, the essays offer close readings of selected texts and draw on letters and journals to offer a comprehensive view of how Emerson's and Thoreau's friendships took root and bolstered their individual political, social, and ethical projects. This collection explores how Emerson and Thoreau, in their own ways, conceived of friendship as the creation of shared meaning in light of personal differences, tragedy and loss, and changing life circumstances. Emerson and Thoreau presents important reflections on the role of friendship in the lives of individuals and in global culture.
Author : Leslie P Wilson
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date : 2007-08-20
ISBN 10 : 9780544184220
Pages : 240 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (544 users)
Download or read book CliffsNotes on Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism PDF or another Format written by Leslie P Wilson and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2007-08-20 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism explores in depth, but also in easy-to-understand terms, transcendentalism—the religious, political, and literary movement that captured the minds of such literary figures as Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the first half of the 19th century. This guide helps you to understand the various tenets of transcendentalism, as well as how Thoreau and Emerson became the two most well-known figures associated with the movement and how the transcendentalist philosophy is reflected in their work. In addition to introducing you to the basics of understanding transcendentalism, this guide also gives you the following: Examinations of the lives of Thoreau and Emerson Detailed summaries of and commentaries on many of their transcendentalist writings, such as Emerson's Nature and Thoreau's Walden Critical essays on Emerson and Thoreau's reputation and influence A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Download or read book Thoreau's Living Ethics PDF or another Format written by Philip Cafaro and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2010-01-25 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read book The Days of Henry Thoreau PDF or another Format written by Walter Harding and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2015-12-08 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Henry David Thoreau is generally remembered as the author of Walden and "Civil Disobedience," a recluse of the woods and a political protester who once went to jail. To his contemporaries he was a minor disciple of Emerson; he has since joined the ranks of America's most respected and beloved writers. Few, however, really know the complexity of the man they revere—wanderer and scholar, naturalist and humorist, teacher and surveyor, abolitionist and poet, Transcendentalist and anthropologist, inventor and social critic, and, above all, individualist. In this widely acclaimed biography, the eminent Thoreau scholar Walter Harding presents all of these Thoreaus. Scholars will find here the culmination of a lifetime of research and study, meticulously documented, while general readers will find an absorbing story of a remarkable man. Writing with supreme lucidity, Harding has marshaled all the facts so as best to “let them speak for themselves.” Thoreau’s thoughtfulness and stubbornness, his more than ordinarily human amalgam of the earthy and sublime, his unquenchable vitality emerge to the reader as they did to his own family, friends, and critics. The new afterword evaluates new scholarship about Thoreau. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Download or read book Emerson, Thoreau, and Concord in Early Newspapers PDF or another Format written by Kenneth Walter Cameron and published by . This book was released on 1958 with total page 710 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Emerson's Protégés PDF or another Format written by David Dowling and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2014-08-26 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Effects of Emerson's professional guidance as mentor, marketer, editor, and promoter for 8 young writers: Margaret Fuller, Henry Thoreau, Christopher Cranch, Samuel Gray Ward, Jones Very, Ellery Channing, Charles Newcomb, and Ellen Sturgis Hooper"--
Download or read book The Correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau PDF or another Format written by Henry David Thoreau and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2018-11-13 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the second volume in the first full-scale scholarly edition of Thoreau’s correspondence in more than half a century. When completed, the edition’s three volumes will include every extant letter written or received by Thoreau—in all, almost 650 letters, roughly 150 more than in any previous edition, including dozens that have never before been published. Correspondence 2 contains 246 letters, 124 written by Thoreau and 122 written to him. Sixty-three are collected here for the first time; of these, forty-three have never before been published. During the period covered by this volume, Thoreau wrote the works that form the foundation of his modern reputation. A number of letters reveal the circumstances surrounding the publication of A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers in May 1849 and Walden in August 1854, as well as the essays “Resistance to Civil Government” (1849; now known as “Civil Disobedience”) and “Slavery in Massachusetts” (1854), and two series, “An Excursion to Canada” (1853) and “Cape Cod” (1855). Writing and lecturing brought Thoreau a small group of devoted fans, most notably Daniel Ricketson, an independently wealthy Quaker and abolitionist who became a faithful correspondent. The most significant body of letters in the volume are those Thoreau wrote to Harrison Gray Otis Blake, a friend and disciple who elicited intense and complex discussions of the philosophical, ethical, and moral issues Thoreau explored throughout his life. Following every letter, annotations identify correspondents, individuals mentioned, and books quoted, and describe events to which the letters refer. A historical introduction characterizes the letters and connects them with the events of Thoreau’s life, a textual introduction lays out the editorial principles and procedures followed, and a general introduction discusses the history of the publication of Thoreau’s correspondence. Proper names, publications, events, and ideas found in both the letters and the annotations are included in the index, which provides full access to the contents of the volume.