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Nineteenth-Century Prose: Henry David Thoreau Bicentennial Issue, 1817-2017 - Volume 44, Number 2, Fall 2017 Walden Today: How to Change What You Do Wayne M. Thomas Henry David Thoreau: Thought and Literature - James G. Murray (KOREAN)
Walden Today: How to Change What You Do Wayne M. Thomas (SIGNED)
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This special bicentennial issue of the periodical features 13 thematic essays about Henry David Thoreau. Contents: Introduction: Thoreau Bicentennial Essays / Richard J. Schneider; "The sun is but a morning star:" Thoreau's Future / Daniel S. Malachuk; The Samarae of Thought: Thoreau's Gathered Timescapes / Laura Dassow Walls; Nature, Necessity, and the Philosophy of Metaphor in Walden / Benjamin Mangrum; Thoreau's Periodic Sentences, Experiential Transcendentalism, and Scientific Method / Walter Hesford; "A Greater Vital Force:" Rhetorical Affinities between Thoreau and Darwin / Christina Root; Henry David Thoreau, American Subversive: Sensory Balance in Walden / Frank Izaguirre; Thoreau's Sound Reasoning / John Hay; Living Poems in Thoreau's Prose / Lizzy LeRud; The Red Flannel Shirt: The Dynamic Clothing Metaphor in The Maine Woods / Anne Beebe; "Wild Apples" and Thoreau's Commitment to Wildness in the Last Decade of His Life / Albena Bakratcheva; From Tracing to Writing: The Maps that Thoreau Copied / Julien Negre; Found in Translation: Panait Musoiu and the First Translation of Walden in Romania / Iuliu Ratiu.
San Diego State University, 2017. Paperback, 264 pp.
Brings Thoreau's perspective on how to live to the twenty-first century. Thomas combines his knowledge of Thoreau's life and works with the fascinating story of his own family's decision to "live abundantly'. The book offers concrete examples of how to use Thoreau's ideas to change our lives for the better. ... Shows that we need not move to a cabin by a pond to live a happier, saner, and simpler life. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Sertorius Press, 2011. Soft Cover, 6 x 9 inch format, 177 pp.
This is a Korean translation prepared (2011) by Inho Yoo of the book "Henry David Thoreau" by James G. Murray (1922-1998), first published by Washington Square Press in 1968. "This book outlines the structure of Thoreau's complex thought, offering a fresh perspective on this so often analyzed ultimately elusive individual, as a moralist to the American conscience. The author enables us to see, through Thoreau's own words, what he made of himself and what he wished his audience, then and now, to make of him."
Paper Back, 6 x 9 inch format, 218 pp.
Thoreauviana: Original Articles about Henry David Thoreau and his beloved Concord - Wayne T. Dilts The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau - Malcolm Clemens Young What Would Henry Do? Essays for the 21st Century (Volume I) - Thoreau Farm Trust
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A collection of eight articles about Thoreau and Concord. Contents: The Concord Connection ; Henry David Thoreau's Life in Concord ; Henry's Houses ; Henry David Thoreau's New Jersey Connection ; Walden Pond: A First Visitation ; Thoreau Family Calendar ; The Concord Writers Calendar ; Readings from Walden while at Walden Pond. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Wayne T. Dilts, 2019. Paperback, 101 pp.
As the most comprehensive study of Thoreau's spirituality from a Christian perspective, this book is the first to seriously examine connections between his religious practices and those of his Protestant forebears. While a few writers have considered the relation between Thoreau's thought and Christian doctrine, this book instead outlines the links between Thoreau's religious practices and those of earlier New England Protestants. This work is also the first study to compare his journal with the spiritual journals of prominent Puritans, Anglicans, Methodists, and Quakers. Spiritual journals are treated here as a distinct literary genre.
Mercer University Press, 2009. Hardcover, 288 pp.
A collection of writings that illuminate today's issues and speculate on the answers and actions that Henry David Thoreau might provide if he were asked, compiled in commemoration of his 200th birthday. Features an introductory essay by President Jimmy Carter, and contains 41 essays from a variety of authors. Followed by Volume II.
CreateSpace, 2017. Paperback, 6 x 9 inch format. 169 pp.
The Transcendental Saunterer: Thoreau and the Search for Self - David C. Smith What Would Henry Do? Essays for the 21st Century (Volume II) - Thoreau Farm Trust The Senses of Walden: An Expanded Edition - Stanley Cavell
Examines the various aspects of Thoreau's walking experience to determine the impact of sauntering on his life and his writings. It clarifies the relationship between Thoreau's views on and experiences with perambulating and his own unique brand of transcendentalism.
Frederic C. Beil, 1997. Hardcover, 5 x 8 inch format, 210 pp.
A collection of writings that illuminate today's issues and speculate on the answers and actions that Henry David Thoreau might provide if he were asked. Features an introductory essay by Massachusetts Senator Edward J. Markey, and a question and answer piece for Dr. Jane Goodall. Contains 46 essays from a variety of authors. Preceded by Volume I.
Thoreau Farm Trust, 2022. Paperback, 188 pp.
Now a classic, and in its expanded and paperback edition. Originally based on a series of 1971 lectures given by Professor Cavell at several universities. Chapters look at the Words, Sentences, and Portions of Walden, for greater understanding. Emerson is also addressed here in two essays.
University of Chicago Press, 1992. Softcover, 160 pp.
Rediscovering the Maine Woods: Thoreau's Legacy in an Unsettled Land - John J. Kucich, ed. Thoreau's Late Career and "The Dispersion of Seeds:" The Saunterer's Synoptic Vision - Michael Benjamin Berger The Call of the Green: Thoreau and Place-Sense in American Writing - Albena Bakratcheva
A collection of 11 essays that offer new perspectives on conservation, the cultural ties that connect Native comunities to the land, and the profound influence the geography of the Maine Woods had on Henry David Thoreau and writers and activists who followed in his wake. Contents: "Rediscovering the Maine Woods" / John J. Kucich ; "Crossing Moosehead Lake" / Chris Sockalexis ; "Undercurrents" / Stan Tag ; "The Maine Woods Rhomboid" / Robert M. Thorson ; "'Some Star's Surface': Thoreau in the Maine Woods" / Laura Dassow Walls ; "Sublime Matter: Materiality and Language in Thoreau's 'Ktaadn'" / Melissa Sexton ; "Eating Moose: Thoreau, Regional Cuisine, and National Identity" / Kathryn Cornell Dolan ; "Pilgrimages and Working Forests: Envisioning the Commons in The Maine Woods" / James S. Finley ; "Multiple Use and Its Discontents: Popular Conservation Writing in the Maine Woods a Century after Thoreau" / Dale Potts ; "Thoreau's Maine Woods and the Problem of Wildness" / Richard W. Judd ; "Carrying Place: Penobscot Language, Land, and Memory" / James Francis. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 308, Winter 2020, pp. 5-7. The first full-length treatment of Thoreau's late scientific work. Explores how The Disperson of Seeds and related works manifest the unique synthesis which characterized Henry David Thoreau's late work as a writer and thinker until his untimely death in 1862 at the age of 44. This book analyzes literary features of Dispersion that make it an accomplished work of the imagination, and it applies interdisciplinary scholarship to relate Thoreau's prescient ecology to scientific issues of his days and ours. Thus it demonstrates that in his late career, Thoreau was working as scientist and poet simiultaneously. It further explores how he managed the philosophical and rhetorical tensions involved in bridging the supposed gap between science and poetry, and how, in his later career, he embraced the empirical method of scientific discovery while challenging the reductive assumptions of scientific materialism.
Camden House, 2000. Hardcover, 150 pp.
Place-sense as an inherent impulse of American writing is of key interest in American Studies today. Here Albena Bakratcheva offers thirteen essays that deal with place-sense as found in a variety of work and writings by the Transcendentalists, and from Henry David Thoreau himself. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin #270, Spring 2010, on p. 6.
LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017. Paperback, 131 pp.
Civilizing Thoreau: Human Ecology and the Emerging Social Sciences in the Major Works - Richard J. Schneider
Part of the Mind and American Literature Series.
Explores the connection between Thoreau's ecological study of nature and his intense interest in the emerging social sciences, especially the history of civilization and ethnology. The book first establishes Thoreau's "human ecology," the relation between the natural sciences and the social sciences in his thinking, exploring how his reading in contemporary books about the history of humanity and racial science shaped his thinking and connecting these emerging anthropological texts to his late nature writings. It then discusses these connections in his major works, including Walden and his "reform papers" such as "Civil Disobedience," the travel narrative A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, The Maine Woods, and Cape Cod. The concluding chapter focuses on Thoreau's attitude toward Manifest Destiny, arguing, against conventional views, that considering both his life and his writing, especially the essay "Walking," we must conclude that he both accepted and endorsed Manifest Destiny as an inevitable result of cultural succession. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 296, Winter 2017, p. 10.
Camden House, 2016. Hard Cover, 212 pp., 6 x 9 inch format.