Thoreau, Henry David, Henry David Thoreau

The book is an account of Henry David Thoreau’s journey of self-discovery as he attempts to live a life of simplicity and self-reliance in the woods of Massachusetts.

Thoreau, Henry David, Dugdale, John, Crocitto, Frank


Eliot Porter, Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau wrote many significant works in American literature, including Walden and “Civil Disobedience.” The works of Henry David Thoreau were strongly influenced by the Transcendentalist movement and centered around his stay at Walden Pond....

Eliot Porter, Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau’s love of nature, languages, and contemporary English, as well as the growth of Transcendentalism greatly influenced the life of this great American Author....

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Friendship - Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau is thought of by many as America's supreme nature writer and is most famous "Walden," his book of observations and intermingled philosophy about the time he spent living on Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. But he had thoughts to share about many other things, as this essay reveals.

Henry David Thoreau's Classic Essay on Love - ThoughtCo

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"Addresses an issue—friendship—that is of crucial importance to the ethical and social visions of Emerson and Thoreau." —James M.

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It was first published in the collection "Letters to Various Persons" (1865), edited by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau's friend and mentor. Biographer Robert D. Richardson Jr. says that despite the essay's faults ("sentimental language, overblown idealizing, and choppy, unsure paragraphing"), "Love" is "refreshing in its desire to avoid sentimental cant."

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Friendship : an essay : Thoreau, Henry ..

His belief in demanding a better government was a great reminder that Thomas Jefferson insisted that it was our "duty, to throw off"(2) an unsatisfactory government in the "Declaration of Independence" ii Thoreau's essay also explained why people choose not to do anything about it.

Henry David Thoreau was given a piece of property on Walden Pond by Emerson.

"Friendship" poem by Henry David Thoreau ..

If Henry David Thoreau were alive today, he would probably live in Montana, or Tucson, or a small rural town in New England with beautiful hiking trails. He'd be the scruffy guy in sandals who pads down to the public library once or twice or day to check his email, read the online, maybe surf a blog or two. You can see him scavenging a sandwich - he would say, "Can you believe it, a perfectly good sandwich that someone just threw away!" - from the trashcan as he walks home to write in his journal, admiring the blue sky, the birdsong, and a dozen other things that every one else takes for granted.

The Concord, Massachusetts native Henry David Thoreau was a writer, poet, naturalist, handyman and prophet of simple, sustainable living. Before you could purchase magazines with titles like , Thoreau was exhorting his fellow man to live with less stuff and more time for things that really matter. In 1845, he built a cabin on the shores of Concord's Walden Pond (on land owned by his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson) and proceeded to live a Spartan life for two years. His memoir of the experience, , has since become a bible for simplicity-seekers everywhere. As Emerson wrote after Thoreau's death in Concord in 1862, "He chose to be rich by making his wants few, and supplying them himself."

Thoreau's message has as much relevance today as it did in the 1860s. Thoreau was writing during tough economic times, when formerly self-reliant farmers were being displaced by an increasingly industrialized economy. Thoreau exhorted his readers to be thrifty, to do without unnecessary things, and to live with an appreciation for the simple things in life. We need his message now more than ever.

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Thoreau on Friendship and Solitude – Epoché (ἐποχή)

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.