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The Thoreau Log

A Documentary Life of Henry David Thoreau (American Authors Log Series)

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Published by G. K. Hall & Company .
Written in English

  • Biography: general,
  • Chronology,
  • 19th Century American Prose,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • English,
  • Reference,
  • USA,
  • Philosophers,
  • Thoreau, Henry David,
  • 1817-1862,
  • 19th century,
  • Authors, American,
  • Thoreau, Henry David,

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsHenry David Thoreau (Editor), Raymond R. Borst (Compiler, Editor)
    The Physical Object
    Number of Pages654
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8068652M
    ISBN 100816189854
    ISBN 109780816189854

      He devotes an entire chapter to his hundreds of visitors, one of whom suggested a log book in which everyone could write their name as they passed through. Thoreau decides that it’s too corny. Walden, a two-year diary of a man who lived in casual solitude, is heaped high with his dirty laundry, albeit without mention of his literal laundry. Get this from a library! The Thoreau log: a documentary life of Henry David Thoreau, [Henry David Thoreau; Raymond R Borst].

      The book Walden was what William Ellery Channing calls "the log-book of his woodland cruise at Walden." Thoreau himself tells us that the bulk of the book was written in his hermitage. One bit of verse, "Light-winged smoke, Icarian bird,".   The new biography “Henry David Thoreau: A Life” is the masterpiece that the gadfly of youthful America deserves. I have been reading Thoreau .

      The book, arranged chronologically, consists in a careful (bordering on obsessive) reading of Thoreau’s journals and letters, revealing a boy interested in the occult, ghost stories and magic, a Author: John Kaag. Henry David Thoreau was born on J , in Concord, Massachusetts. He began writing nature poetry in the s, with poet Ralph Waldo Emerson as a mentor and friend. In he began his famous two-year stay on Walden Pond, which he wrote about in his master work, Walden.

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The Thoreau Log: A Digital Documentary Life of Henry D. Thoreau is a digital compendium of documents relating to the life of Henry David Thoreau (). To better understand the nature and scope of The Thoreau Log, here is what Jay Leyda wrote in the introduction to his The Melville Log: A Documentary Life of Herman Melville, (New York, Harcourt, Brace, c Vol.

Thoreau Log book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The Thoreau Log will be an invaluable tool for Thoreau scholars, The Thoreau l /5. Walden (/ ˈ w ɔː l d ən /; first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is a book by transcendentalist Henry David text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings.

The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and—to some degree—a manual for : Henry David Thoreau. Search the Thoreau Library Catalog Find: Explore & Learn at Thoreau Library Lisa Hempstead.

Email Me. MPL is starting CURBSIDE PICK-UP OF BOOKS, and phone help. You have to put the book on hold, and the libraries are NOT doing inter-library loans, so you will have to pick up at the library that has your book.

More info here. Complemented by a rich array of illustrations, brief biographies of significant people in Thoreau's life, useful cross-references, detailed source notes, and a comprehensive index, The Thoreau Log is destined to become the scholarly foundation upon which all future biographical and critical interpretations of Thoreau's life and writings will be Format: Hardcover.

The Quotable Thoreau. 1, likes talking about this. The most comprehensive and authoritative collection of Thoreau quotations ever assembledFollowers: K. Henry David Thoreau, Concord, Massachusetts. K likes. Henry David Thoreau (–) was an author, poet, philosopher, naturalist, historian, and leading transcendentalist best known for his book Followers: K.

Henry David Thoreau Massachusetts native Henry David Thoreau () was a leading member of the American Transcendentalist movement, whose faith in nature was tested while Thoreau lived in a homemade hut at Walden Pond between and   In Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the town for the country.

Beside the lake of Walden, he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature, to observe and reflect - while surviving on eight dollars a year/5(K). One of the most famous non-fiction American books, Walden by Henry David Thoreau is the history of Thoreau's visit to Ralph Waldo Emerson's woodland retreat near Walden Pond.

Thoreau, stirred by the philosophy of the transcendentalists, used the sojourn as an experiment in self reliance and minimalism "so as to "live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I. Henry David Thoreau (see name pronunciation; J – May 6, ) was an American essayist, poet, and philosopher.

A leading transcendentalist, he is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience" (originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government"), an argument for disobedience to an unjust mater: Harvard College.

The following is an extract from the log-book of the Red Jacket, Captain Thoreau: Set sail from the island—the Island. how expressive—reached Thayer’s after a tedious voyage, having encountered a head wind during the whole passage—waves running mountain high, with breakers to the leeward—however, arrived safe, and after a thorough.

Thoreau's political writing is intensely personal and direct. Both his life and work focus uncompromisingly on the question 'how should I live?', and for Thoreau, no element of day-to-day existence is left untouched by moral and political issues. During his lifetime Thoreau published two books - A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers () and Walden; or, Life in the Woods ().The Maine Woods (), Cape Cod () and A Yankee in Canada () were published after his death.

Books by Henry David Thoreau: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers» A narrative of a boating trip that Thoreau took with his brother in from. Well known for his contrarianism and solitude, Henry David Thoreau was nonetheless deeply responsive to the world around him.

His writings bear the traces of his wide-ranging reading, travels, political interests, and social influences. Henry David Thoreau in Context brings together leading scholars. Thoreau moved into a cabin he built by Walden Pond to extricate himself from social life and surround himself with the simplicity of nature.

The book is a collection of his insights on a range of topics gained over the two years and a few months he spent there. Here is some of what he had to say on reading. Let’s call it a Book Log. Since these Collections are designed just for book notes, I’ve tailored my Book Log's templates for capturing and locating content within the text.

Chapter Index: The first spread in my Book Log is dedicated to writing down chapter titles. It gives me a birds-eye view of the text without having to hunt down the book.

The Thoreau on the pages of Walden, writes Walls, “is not the author who so carefully staged the book, but the book’s protagonist, who, in the course of the year and a day, is utterly changed by the experience.” Thoreau has inspired so many esteemed biographies that it's difficult to Author: Laura Dassow Walls.

The Woods at Walden Pond Pictures taken in early May Fed up with the distractions of his father's pencil making business, Henry David Thoreau set out to find some peace and quiet to work on his first book, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

Lucky for us, Ralph Waldo Emerson offered him free use of his woodlot along the northern. Title vignette (Thoreau's hut at Walden Pond); the plan is a water depth chart of Walden Pond,opposite p.

"The lines beginning "Light-winged smoke, Icarian bird' (p. ) were published in the Dial, for April,under the title of 'Smoke,' but nothing else in the book appears ever to have been printed before."--F. Allen, A bibliography of H. Thoreau, Pages:.

Thoreau and Lidian developed an intimate, but wholly platonic friendship. It was on Emerson’s land at Walden Pond that Thoreau, inspired by the experiment of his Harvard classmate, Charles Stearns Wheeler, erected a small dwelling in which to live closer to nature.

On July 4,his cabin complete, Thoreau moved to the woods by Walden Pond.Henry David Thoreau was a philosopher and writer best known for his attacks on American social institutions and his respect for nature and simple living.

He was heavily influenced by the writer Ralph Waldo Emerson, who introduced Thoreau to the ideas of transcendentalism, a philosophy central to Thoreau's thinking and writing.If he'd named the book Thoreau (or something of the sort), the focus would have been placed too much on man. As we know, Thoreau was all about nature.

As we know, Thoreau was all about nature. Originally published as Walden; or Life in the Woods, the revised title puts the novel's emphasis squarely on the pond, and thus, on nature itself.