Simplify, Simplify and Other Quotations from Henry David Thoreau

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Columbia University Press, 1996 - 196 Seiten
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Sampling from Walden, "Civil Disobedience," The Maine Woods, and Henry David Thoreau's abolitionist and nature writings, letters, and other texts, Kevin P. Van Anglen distills the intellectual's immense, creative, clever, and surprisingly progressive thought into 750 quotations, offering a concise and straightforward introduction to his profound philosophy. Addressing subjects ranging from English literature, the act of reading, and the art of love to independence, ecology, and democratic government, Thoreau was a true original writing at a time of burgeoning American exceptionalism, and his incomparable insight continues to thrill readers from all generations and backgrounds.

 

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QUOTATIONS BY SUBJECT
1
Bravery
14
Christianity and Christians
28
Common Sense
39
Decadence
45
Education
51
Facts
58
Foxes
64
Lighthouses 97
115
New York City
122
Phillips Wendell
129
Politics and Politicians
135
Property
142
Reputations
149
Seashore
155
Society
161

Goethe Johann Wolfgang von
70
Harvard University
74
Humanity
80
Instinct
86
Maine
103
Mistakes
109
Squirrels
167
Thinking and Thoughts
173
Underground Railroad
180
Walden Writing of
186
Windmills
192
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (1996)

K. P. Van Anglen is the author of The New England Milton: Literary Reception and Cultural Authority in the Early Republic and an editor of The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau. He is also the coeditor of Environment: An Interdisciplinary Anthology. He currently teaches English and American literature at Boston University and serves as an editor of the journal Religion and the Arts.

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