Walden

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
ISBN: 1595400826
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When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again. I should not obtrude my affairs so much on the notice of my readers if very particular inquiries had not been made by my townsmen concerning my mode of life, which some would call impertinent, though they do not appear to me at all impertinent, but, considering the circumstances, very natural and pertinent. Some have asked what I got to eat; if I did not feel lonesome; if I was not afraid; and the like. Others have been curious to learn what portion of my income I devoted to charitable purposes; and some, who have large families, how many poor children I maintained. I will therefore ask those of my readers who feel no particular interest in me to pardon me if I undertake to answer some of these questions in this book. In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference. We commonly do not remember that it is, after all, always the first person that is speaking. I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well. Unfortunately, I am confined to this theme by the narrowness of my experience. Moreover, I, on my side, require of every writer, first or last, a simple and sincere account of his own life, and not merely what he has heard of other men's lives; some such account as he would send to his kindred from a distant land; for if he has lived sincerely, it must have been in a distant land to me. Perhaps these pages are more particularly addressed to poor students. As for the rest of my readers, they will accept such portions as apply to them. I trust that none will stretch the seams in putting on the coat, for it may do good service to him whom it fits.

Walden

Author: Henry David Thoreau
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Walden Illustrated

Author: Henry David Thoreau
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Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. The book compresses the time into a single calendar year and uses passages of four seasons to symbolize human development.

Walden And Civil Disobedience

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743487729
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Naturalist and philosopher Thoreau's timeless essays on the role of humanity -- in the world of nature, and in society and government.

Walden Or Life In The Woods

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486284956
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The author's famous work on his time living on the shores of Walden Pond and ruminating on nature, life, and human existence.

Walden And Other Writings

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0553900773
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With their call for "simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!”, for self-honesty, and for harmony with nature, the writings of Henry David Thoreau are perhaps the most influential philosophical works in all American literature. The selections in this volume represent Thoreau at his best. Included in their entirety are Walden, his indisputable masterpiece, and his two great arguments for nonconformity, Civil Disobedience and Life Without Principle. A lifetime of brilliant observation of nature--and of himself--is recorded in selections from A Week On The Concord And Merrimack Rivers, Cape Cod, The Maine Woods and The Journal.

Walden Then Now

Author: Michael McCurdy
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 1607342499
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"I hear a song sparrow singing from the bushes on the shore." --Henry David Thoreau, Walden Henry David Thoreau was an author and naturalist whose book WALDEN still inspires readers today. In it Thoreau documented his experience living in a cabin on Walden Pond, reflecting on the beauty of nature and Mother Earth. Much of his writing, including WALDEN, propelled the environmental movement that exists today. Over one hundred and fifty years later, Michael McCurdy pays tribute to this influential figure and the historic place that inspired Thoreau during his lifetime. In WALDEN THEN & NOW, readers take an alphabetical journey around Walden Pond. McCurdy explores Thoreau’s simple life in his cabin surrounded by nature, and highlights what has changed and what has stayed the same from Thoreau’s time to our own. Readers discover the animals, plants, seasons, and thoughts that Thoreau recorded during his life on the pond as they gain an appreciation for nature and environmentalism. McCurdy’s beautiful wood engravings illustrate this celebration of the joy, solitude, and drama of the natural life of Walden Pond—then and now.

Walden By Haiku

Author: Ian Marshall
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820340650
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In this intriguing literary experiment, Ian Marshall presents a collection of nearly three hundred haiku that he extracted from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden and documents the underlying similarities between Thoreau's prose and the art of haiku. Although Thoreau would never have encountered the Japanese haiku tradition, the way in which the most important ideas in Walden find expression in the most haikulike language suggests that Thoreau at Walden Pond and the haiku master Basho at his "old pond" might have drunk at the same well. Walden and the tradition of haiku share an aesthetic that embodies ideas in natural images, dissolves boundaries between self and world, emphasizes simplicity, and honors both solitude and humble, familiar objects. Marshall examines each of these aesthetic principles and offers a relevant collection of "found" haiku. In the second part of the book, he explains his process of finding the haiku in the text, breaking down each chapter of Walden to highlight the imagery and poetic language embedded in the most powerful passages. Marshall's exploration not only provides a fresh perspective on haiku, but also sheds new light on Thoreau's much-studied text and lays the foundation for a clearer understanding of the aesthetics of American nature writing.

Walden Two

Author: B. F. Skinner
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603844178
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This fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct.

Quest For Walden

Author: Loren C. Owings
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
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For many urban-dwellers, a Walden-like five acres, two hours outside the city, would be their answer to the American dream. Over the years, writers--usually exurbanites long fascinated with the theme of retreat to the pastoral ideal--have published country books urging the return to rural life. Country books follow two formats--the country life essay and the handbook--and as a group trace changes in society and American values since the mid-1860s. The first book-length study of the country book, this work gives detailed content analyses of both country essays and handbooks, examines the back-to-land movement as reflected in books from 1863 through 1995, and discusses the influence of Henry David Thoreau's Walden on the genre. Included are chapter-length studies of David Grayson (Ray Stannard Baker), Louis Bromfield and Malabar Farm, naturist Hal Borland, Gladys Taber and her Stillmeadow Farm, and Helen and Scott Nearing. Other notable authors discussed are Henry Beston, Lewis Gannett, poet Donald Hall, Haydn Pearson, and Mark Van Doren. The extensive annotated bibliography includes over 200 works.