Results for Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.
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818.3 C
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Descript.
xiii, 352 pages : illustrations : 24 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-352).
Summary
A thoughtfully researched, movingly presented dual-biography of two iconic American writers, each trying to find the ideal friend with whom they could share their journey through our imperfect world. Any biography that concentrates on either Henry David Thoreau or Ralph Waldo Emerson tends to diminish the other figure, but in Solid Seasons both men remain central and equal. Through several decades of writing, friendship remained a primary theme for them both. Collecting extracts from the letters and journals of both men, as well as words written about them by their contemporaries, Jeffrey S. Cramer beautifully illustrates the full nature of their twenty-five-year dialogue. Biographers like to point at the crisis in their friendship, focusing particularly on Thoreau's disappointment in Emerson--rarely on Emerson's own disappointment in Thoreau--and leaving it there, a friendship ruptured. But the solid seasons remained, as is evident when, in 1878, Anne Burrows Gilchrist, the English writer and friend of Whitman, visited Emerson. She wrote that his memory was failing "as to recent names and topics but as is usual in such cases all the mental impressions that were made when he was in full vigour remain clear and strong." As they chatted, Emerson called to his wife, Lidian, in the next room, "What was the name of my best friend?" "Henry Thoreau," she answered. "Oh, yes," Emerson repeated. "Henry Thoreau."
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ISBN/ISSN
9781640091313 (hardcover)
1640091319 (hardcover)
Call #
B THOREAU
Descript.
xx, 615 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-586) and index.
Summary
Traces the life of the poet best known for his meditations on nature at Walden Pond, who spent time with friend and neighbor Ralph Waldo Emerson and worked as a manual laborer, an inventor, and a radical political activist.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780226344690 (cloth : alk. paper)
Call #
818 T
Descript.
355 pages ; 21 cm
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Contents
Economy -- Where I lived, and what I lived for -- Reading -- Sounds -- Solitude -- Visitors -- The bean-field -- The village -- The ponds -- Baker farm -- Higher laws -- Brute neighbors -- House-warming -- Former inhabitants; and winter visitors -- Winter animals -- The pond in winter -- Spring -- Conclusion.
Summary
"Experience a year in the life of Thoreau at Walden Pond in this classic work. Visit the bean-field, the village, and the ponds; learn about our brute neighbors, the higher laws of nature and humankind, and the benefits of reading and solitude. Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher and leading transcendentalist. His writings on natural history and philosophy have become two sources of modern-day environmentalism." --Amazon.
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9781423646792
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