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More Day to Dawn: Thoreau's Walden for the Twenty-First Century - Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, Laura Dassow Walls, eds.
More Day to Dawn: Thoreau's Walden for the Twenty-First Century - Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, Laura Dassow Walls, eds.
 
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Walden is one of the most frequently assigned texts in literature classes across the country, and it might seem that little new could be said about such a popular book. But these essays demonstrate that scholarship on Thoreau continues to break new ground. Emerging new voices join senior scholars in exploring a range of topics: Walden's climb to fame; modes of representation in the text; the relationship between fact and truth: Thoreau and violence: Thoreau and evolutionary theory: the working community created by Thoreau's reading and labor; how women read Walden; and the relationship between politics, nature writing, and the science of ecology. The volume closes with an afterword suggesting directions for future research. Contents: Walden: climbing the canon / Robert Sattelmeyer ; Lakes of light: modes of representation in Walden / H. Daniel Peck ; Thoreau and idealism: face to face to a fact / David M. Robinson ; The cimeter's "sweet" edge: Thoreau, contemplation, and violence / Larry J. Reynolds ; Following Thoreau's instincts / William Rossi ; Thoreau's materialism: from Walden to Wild fruits / Lance Newman ; Thoreau, Homer, and community / Robert Oscar López ; And what became of your philosophy then?: women reading Walden / Sarah Ann Wider ; Walden and the Georgic mode / Michael G. Ziser ; Thoreau's divide: rediscovering the environmentalist/agriculturalist debate in Walden's "Baker Farm" / Robert Cummings ; Leaving Walden / Dana Phillips. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 259, Summer 2007, p. 5.
University of Massachusetts Press, 2007. 252 pp. Paperback.

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