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Robert Frost wrote of Thoreau, In one book he gave America the best of all we had Henry David Thoreau is best known as the American author of Walden who wanted first hand to experience and understand deeply the inspiring connection between man and nature He built a humble cabin by his own hands beside Walden Pond with tools borrowed from his Concord neighbors andRobert Frost wrote of Thoreau, In one book he gave America the best of all we had Henry David Thoreau is best known as the American author of Walden who wanted first hand to experience and understand deeply the inspiring connection between man and nature He built a humble cabin by his own hands beside Walden Pond with tools borrowed from his Concord neighbors and sustained by the fruits of the bean field sown in his garden and those resources yielded up to him by the wilderness He seeks to transcend inauthentic, everyday life in Concord and awaken his soul to the beauty and harmony of life by living mindfully in every moment in the pristine woods of New England in 1845 I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived, Thoreau writes He is profoundly wise and an earnest reading of Walden yields within its pages the power to change one s perspective for the better through a deeper recognition of the wholeness, harmony, simplicity and radiance of life This First Edition of the Classic Masterpiece Series by WordsworthGreenwich Press also includes Thoreau s essay on Civil Disobedience which shaped influential thinkers who followed like Tolstoy, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr An Introduction to Thoreau by David B Lentz adds value by providing context, clarity and perspective to this genius American literary work.
Henry David Thoreau David B. Lentz
Henry David Thoreau born David Henry Thoreau was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, philosopher, and abolitionist who is best known for Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.Thoreau s books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism.In 1817, Henry David Thoreau was born in Massachusetts He graduated from Harvard University in 1837, taught briefly, then turned to writing and lecturing Becoming a Transcendentalist and good friend of Emerson, Thoreau lived the life of simplicity he advocated in his writings His two year experience in a hut in Walden, on land owned by Emerson, resulted in the classic, Walden Life in the Woods 1854 During his sojourn there, Thoreau refused to pay a poll tax in protest of slavery and the Mexican war, for which he was jailed overnight His activist convictions were expressed in the groundbreaking On the Duty of Civil Disobedience 1849 In a diary he noted his disapproval of attempts to convert the Algonquins from their own superstitions to new ones In a journal he noted dryly that it is appropriate for a church to be the ugliest building in a village, because it is the one in which human nature stoops to the lowest and is the most disgraced Cited by James A Haught in 2000 Years of Disbelief When Parker Pillsbury sought to talk about religion with Thoreau as he was dying from tuberculosis, Thoreau replied One world at a time Thoreau s philosophy of nonviolent resistance influenced the political thoughts and actions of such later figures as Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas K Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr D 1862.More platoanford entries thooreauerver enpedia wiki Henry_Daanscendentalism legacy.tamuography people henry
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