The Cambridge Companion to Henry David Thoreau

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Joel Myerson
Cambridge University Press, 30.06.1995 - 224 Seiten
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The Cambridge Companion to Henry David Thoreau is intended as an accessible guide to reading and understanding the works of Thoreau. Presenting essays by a distinguished array of contributors, the Companion is a valuable resource for historical and contextual material, whether on early writings like A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, on the monumental Walden, or on his assorted journals and later books. It also serves in some ways as a biographical guide, offering new insights into his turbulent publishing career, and his brief but extraordinarily original life. In short, the Companion helps the reader come to Thoreau's writings, as he would say, 'deliberately and reservedly' by suggesting how Thoreau uses language, how his biography informs his writing, how personal and historical influences shaped his career, and how his writings function as literary works.
 

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Thoreaus reputation
1
Thoreau and Concord
12
Thoreau and Emerson
25
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
40
Thoreau as poet
57
Thoreau and his audience
71
Walden
92
Thoreau in his Journal
107
The Maine Woods
124
A wild rank place Thoreaus Cape Cod
142
Thoreaus later natural history writings
152
Thoreau and the natural environment
171
Thoreau and reform
194
Further reading
215
Index
219
Urheberrecht

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Joel Myerson (born 1945) is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English Language and Literature at the University of South Carolina. He has edited many books about the works of such American literary figures as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman.

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