Simplify, Simplify and Other Quotations from Henry David Thoreau

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Columbia University Press, 1996 - 196 Seiten
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One of America's best-loved and most-quoted thinkers, Henry David Thoreau has influenced writers around the world. The broad sweep of his thought has made him an inspiration to others as well: Thoreau's reflections on civil disobedience and on the resilience of the human spirit have served as scripture to environmentalists, antiwar activists, and protesters seeking social justice in many areas. Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rachel Carson are only a few who have found guidance in his words. Simplify, Simplify distills Thoreau's massive body of work into 750 of his most profound ideas on subjects ranging from the ecology movement to English literature, from Confucius to John Milton. In this easy-to-use, subject-by-subject compendium are the most memorable passages from Walden, from his essay "Civil Disobedience", and from many of his other published writings. Simplify, Simplify provides Thoreau's insights into human destiny and human nature; his comments on integrity, morality, and truthfulness; his statements on independence, conformity, and self-reliance. Editor K. P. Van Anglen provides an informative introduction to Thoreau's life and work and a bibliography for those who wish to read further.
 

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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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