The Cambridge Companion to Henry David Thoreau
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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In this collection of essays on Thoreau's life and work, thirteen different authors discuss Thoreau's development as a writer, his social and political conscience, his committment to the natural ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Thoreau and Concord
Thoreau and Emerson
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Thoreau as poet
Thoreau and his audience
Thoreau in his Journal
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