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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
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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.
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.
Creating Waldens: An East-West Conveersation on the American Renaissance - Ronald A Bosco, Joel Myerson, Daisaku Ikeda Thoreauviana: Original Articles about Henry David Thoreau and his beloved Concord - Wayne T. Dilts The Road to Walden: 12 Life Lessons from a Sojourn to Thoreau's Cabin - Kevin Dann
Consists of provocative discussions among Ronald A Bosco, Joel Myerson and Daisaku Ikeda. In it they explore the multifaceted, enduring legacy of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman, with a view toward answering the question: How can I incorporate the spiritual and ethical insights of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman into my life today?
Dialogue Path Press, 2009. Paperback. 203 pp.
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.
Wayne T. Dilts, 2019. Paperback, 101 pp.
Kevin Dann undertakes a walking pilgrimage from Manhattan to Concord in the spring of 2017. Alternating between personal anedotes, encounters with other travelers, and episodes told by Henry David Thoreau, Dann structures his narrative around 12 injunctions: distillations of seminal stories about overcoming convention and stasis. Brings to life an essential American in a unique and modern way. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 306, Summer 2019, pp. 11-12.
Tarcher Perigee, 2018. Paperback, 205 pp.
The Senses of Walden: An Expanded Edition - Stanley Cavell Approaches to Teaching Thoreau's "Walden" and Other Works,  Richard J. Schneider Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue - Philip Cafaro
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.
Edited by Richard J. Schneider. Part 1 reviews editions of Thoreau's works, studies of Thoreau and his times, critical commentary, and visual and sound resources. In the second part twenty-four teachers offer ideas for presenting Thoreau to students in a variety of settings An important and informative book for educators seeking new ideas about how best to present this key 19th Century author and philosopher. Contents: Walden and the Construction of the American Renaissance / Linck C. Johnson; Thoreau and Anglo-European Romanticism / Frederick Garber; "Extra Vagant" Education: Teaching Walden in the Context of Transcendentalism / T. S. McMillin; "Where I Lived:" The Environs of Walden / William Howarth; The Many Paths to and from Walden / Richard Lebeaux; Reader Responses to Walden: A Study of Undergraduate Reading Patterns / Richard Dillman; Teaching Thoreau as a Visionary Thinker / Robert Franciosi; Reading the Garden" Excursions into Walden / Frank J. McGill; Reclaiming Thoreau's Humor for the Classroom / Michael D. West; "What Are You Doing Out There?" Teaching Thoreau to College Freshmen / Stanley S. Blair; Walden and Awakening: Thoreau in a Sophomore American Literature Survey Course / Scott Slovic; Teaching Walden as Transcendental Strip Tease Art / Annette M. Woodlief; The Privileged Protester: Teaching Thoreau to Two-Year-College Students / Deborah T. Meem; "Baker Farm" and Historicism: The Rainbow's Arch / Leonard N. Neufeldt; Walden: Text, Context, Pretext / Henry Golemba; The Genres of A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers / Stephen Adams; "Civil Disobedience" and the Problem of Thoreau's "Peaceable Revolution" / Michael Meyer; "Civil Disobedience" (or is it "Resistance to Civil Government"?) in a Composition Course / Laraine Fergenson "Life without Principle" and Cape Cod as Foils to Walden / Richard J. Schneider; Thoreau's "Walking" and the Ecological Imperative / David M. Robinson; Teaching Thoreau's Journal / H. Daniel Peck; Thoreau in the Wildernes / David G. Fuler; "Monarch of All I Survey:" Thoreau Among Engineering Students / Wesley T. Mott; Sauntering After Sixty: Thoreau in the Elderhostel Program / Gordon V. Boudreau. Please note that our hardcover copies do not include dust jackets.
The Modern Language Association of America, 1996. Hardcover, 223 pp.
Presents an account of Henry Thoreau's ethical philosophy. This book situates Thoreau within a long tradition of ethical thinking in the West, from the ancients to the Romantics. It shows Thoreau grappling with important ethical questions that agitated his own society and discusses his value for those seeking to understand the ethical issues. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 249, Fall 2004, p. 5.
The University of Georgia Press, 2004. Softcover, 272 pp.
Thoreau and the Language of Trees - Richard Higgins What Would Henry Do? Essays for the 21st Century - Thoreau Farm Trust The Transcendental Saunterer: Thoreau and the Search for Self - David C. Smith
Explores Thoreau's deep connections to trees: his keen perception of them, the poetry he saw in them, and how they fed his soul. Higgns's lively essays show that trees were a thread connecting all parts of Thoreau's being -- heart, mind, and spirit. The book includes one hundred excepts from Thoreau's writings illustrated by the author's striking black-and-white photographs of trees. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 299, Fall 2017, p. 15.
Forward by Robert D. Richardson.
University of California Press, 2017. Hardcover, 6 x 8 inch format, 230 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.
CreateSpace, 2017. Paperback, 6 x 9 inch format. 169 pp.
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.
Learning from Thoreau - Andrew Menard When I Came to Die: Process and Prophecy in Thoreau's Vision of Dying - Audrey Raden Rediscovering the Maine Woods: Thoreau's Legacy in an Unsettled Land - John J. Kucich, ed.
Using both images and text, Andrew Menard offers a personal meditation on Thoreau’s thought, its originality, and its influence on the modern environmental movement. He places Thoreau in dialogue with contemporary artists and thinkers and associates him with a rich variety of outdoor places. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin #305, Spring 2019, pp. 9-10.
The University of Georgia Press, 2018, paperback, 177 pp.
Places Thoreau's views of death and dying at the center of his work, contending that it is crucial to consider the specific historical and regional contexts in which he lived -- nineteenth-century New England -- to fully appreciate his perspectives. Suggests that throughout his writings, Thoreau communicated that knowing how to die properly is an art and a lifelong study, a perspective that informed his ideas about politics, nature, and individualism. Opens a dialogue that will engage both Thoreauvians and those interested in American literature and thought. This book is reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin #302, Summer 2018, pp. 14-15.
University of Massachusetts Press, 2017. Paperback, 156 pp, 6 x 9 inch format.
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.
Finding Thoreau: The Meaning of Nature in the Making of an Environmental Icon - Richard W. Judd 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
Traces the reception of Henry Thoreau's work from the time of his death to his ascendancy as an environmental icon in the 1970s, revealing insights into American culture's conception of the environment. Moving decade by decade through this period, Judd unveils a cache of commentary from intellectuals, critics, and journalists to demonstrate the dynamism in the idea of nature, as Americans defined and redefined the organic world around them amidst shifting intellectual, creative, and political forces. Tells the captivating story of one writer's rise from obscurity to fame through a cultural reappraisal of the work he left behind. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 306, Summer 2019, pp. 10-11.
University of Massachusetts Press, 2018. Paperback, 217 pp.
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 Picturing Thoreau: Henry David Thoreau in American Visual Culture - Mark W. Sullivan Thoreau at 200: Essays and Reassessments - Case & Van Anglen, eds.
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.
By studying how various American artists have chosen to portray Thoreau over the years since the publication of Walden in 1854, we can gain a clear understanding of how he has been interpreted (or misinterpreted) throughout the years since his death in 1862. But along the way, we might also find something useful, for our times in the insights that Thoreau gained as he wrestled with the most urgent problems being experienced by American society in his day. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin #291, Fall 2015, on p. 11.
Lexington Books, 2015. Hardcover, 216 pp.
A collection of 16 essays, considering Henry David Thoreau's life and work at the time of his bicentennial year, 2017. Contents: Introduction / Kristen Case and K. P. Van Anglen ; Thoreau's materialism and twenty-first-century environmentalism / Lance Newman ; A Free Soiler in his own broad sense: Henry David Thoreau and the Free Soil movement / James S. Finley ; Emancipation from the 'invisible hand': Thoreau's 'economy of living' / Susan E. Gallagher ; Thoreau and Concord's black history / Elise Lemire ; Red Walden: Thoreau and Native America / Joshua David Bellin ; 'Beyond all men of his day': T. W. Higginson and Thoreau's legacy in postbellum America / Sandra Harbert Petrulionis ; 'The nick of time': Thoreau, New England, and America from Early Republic to Civil War / Robert A. Gross ; Culture and conflict: Thoreau, Great Britain, and the Civil War / Len Gougeon ; Transnational Thoreau: time, space, and relativity / Paul Giles ; Coleridge, Thoreau, and the transatlantic 'riddle of the world' / Samantha Celeste Harvey and Rochelle L. Johnson ; Hearing animals: Thoreau between fable and elegy / Wai Chee Dimock ; The value of mutual intelligence: science, poetry, and Thoreau's cosmos / Laura Dassow Walls ; Disaffiliation as engagement / Lawrence Buell ; Thoreau and Cavell: unauthorized versions / Lawrence Rhu ; Thoreau and the new American spirituality / Alan D. Hodder ; The rooster's philosophy, or the gospel according to this moment / Robert D. Richardson. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 298, Summer 2017, p. 13.
Cambridge University Press, 2016. Hard Cover, 279 pp. 6 x 9 inch format.
Henry David Thoreau in Context - James S. Finley
A collection of 34 essays written by a variety of scholars, putting Thoreau's work into context, 200 years after his birth. Contents: Chronology / Jeffrey S. Cramer. Concord / Leslie Perrin Wilson; Walden Pond and Walden Woods / Kent C. Ryden; Boston and Worcester / Wesley T. Mott; Maine / Stan Tag; The journey west: Minnesota / Corinne H. Smith; Classics / Albena Bakratcheva; Medievalism Kathleen / Coyne Kelly; The religious horizon / Alan D. Hodder; Romanticism / Samantha C. Harvey; Transcendentalism / David Faflik; Print culture / Jonathan Senchyne; The literature of travel / William Stowe; Translation / François Specq; Odd man in: Thoreau, the Lyceum movement, and the lecture circuit / Ronald Wesley Hoag; Capitalism / Andrew Kopec; Technology / Laura Dassow Walls; Politics / Daniel S. Malachuk; Slavery and abolition / Sandra Harbert Petrulionis; Native America / John J. Kucich; Warrior culture / Larry J. Reynolds; Diet and vegetarianism / Kathryn Dolan; Natural history / Hadley Leach; Racial science / Cristin Ellis; Physical science / Robert M. Thorson; Phenology / Kristen Case; Animals / Michelle C. Neely; Evolution / William Rossi; The challenge of Thoreau's biography / Ronald A. Bosco; The evolution of Thoreau's reputation / Richard J. Schneider; Thoreau, Stanley Cavell, and American philosophy / David M. Robinson; Contemporary poetics / Alexandra Manglis; The patron saint of tiny houses / April Anson; The modern environmental movement / Michael Ziser; Popular culture / Carl H. Sederholm. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 301, Spring 2018, pp. 9-10.
Cambridge University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 380 pp.