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Thoreau"s Indian of the mind

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Knowledge -- America.,
  • Indians in literature.,
  • Nature in literature.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [125]-129) and index.

StatementElizabeth I. Hanson.
SeriesStudies in American literature ;, v. 4, Studies in American literature (Lewiston, N.Y.) ;, v. 4.
LC ClassificationsPS3057.I5 H36 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 132 p. ;
Number of Pages132
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1563425M
ISBN 100889461708
LC Control Number91044967

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A mind-stretching book for armchair philosophers to read and ponder." --Resurgence"A great strength of the book is its novel contribution to Thoreau studies and the compelling case Cafaro makes for Thoreau's work being valuable to ethicists today Cafaro has written an excellent and engaging book that is a timely supplement to Reviews: 1.   Published in , Walden is Thoreau’s most famous book and many would argue is his best. The book is about the virtues of simple living and self-sufficiency in a modern world and was inspired by the two years Thoreau spent living in a small cabin at the edge of Walden Pond in the s. by Richard J. Schneider Henry David Thoreau () was born and lived nearly all his life in Concord, Massachusetts, a small town about twenty miles west of Boston. He received his education . 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.

The Maine Woods is very much a book of the body and its limitations, a book that stays close to the ground with an ample stock of mud and rock and rainwater. In this context Thoreau is more aware of his dependence than his liberty, and perhaps for this reason his portrait of the Indian guide Joe Polis, in “The Allegash and East Branch,” represents his most sustained attempt to describe another human being. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau’s mentor and friend, had introduced Thoreau to the Vedic literature of ancient India. In these works Thoreau found a conception of human life and human potential that became his ideal — namely that the human soul, deep within, is divine, and that this divinity is to be found throughout nature. Extensive site devoted to the writings, philosophy, life of Henry David Thoreau; created by The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, definitive edition of Thoreau's works, directed by Elizabeth Hall Witherell. Contains biography, bibliography, research and manuscript material, links to related sites (on American literature, Transcendentalism, nature writing, natural history, environment). Early life. Thoreau was born in in Concord, Massachusetts, the third child of a feckless small businessman named John Thoreau and his bustling wife, Cynthia Dunbar Thoreau. Though his family moved the following year, they returned in Even when he grew ambivalent about the village after reaching adulthood, he never grew ambivalent about its lovely setting of woodlands, streams, and.