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Thoreauvian modernities

Francois Specq

Thoreauvian modernities

transatlantic conversations on an American icon

by Francois Specq

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Published by University of Georgia Press in Athens .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • Transcendentalism (New England),
  • Civilization, Modern, in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Francois Specq, Laura Dassow Walls, and Michel Granger
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3054 .T59 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25361911M
    ISBN 100820344281, 082034429X
    ISBN 109780820344287, 9780820344294
    LC Control Number2012024219

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American readers may find the Europeans' reflections on this quintessentially American writer particularly interesting--although the Americans' essays also provide many valuable new insights. Argersinger and Phyllis Cole. His memory is honored by the international Thoreau Society and his legacy honored by the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods, established in in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Hoar 's expulsion from Carolina, his own imprisonment in Concord Jail for refusal to pay his tax, Mr. Thoreau refused because of his opposition to the Mexican—American War and slaveryand he spent a night in jail because of this refusal. Herman Melville is widely considered to be one of America's greatest authors, and countless literary theorists and critics have studied his life and work.

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Beston spent a solitary year on the Outer Cape, journaling about the migrations of shore and seabirds, the headlong waves, the glories of sand dunes, the pageantry of the stars.

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The Kalendar in Context: Thoreau and Science During the years in which Thoreau was compiling the Kalendar and the observations on which it draws, Thoreau frequently Thoreauvian modernities book in the Journal on the nature of perception and specifically on what he sees as the flawed epistemology of science: I think that the man of science makes this mistake, and the mass of Thoreauvian modernities book along with him: that you should coolly give your chief attention to the phenomenon which excites you as something independent on you, and not as it is related to you….

When Thoreau began compiling the lists and charts that comprise the Kalendar, he had been interested in seasonal phenomena for some time. Thoreau's famous self-fashioning as an anti-institutional individualist and extravagrant environmentalist was thus deeply compromised by his work as a surveyor.

Louise Wesling and John Parham. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, Johnson, "ISLE" "What a wonderful idea, to bring together top scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to consider how Thoreau spoke to his own time and how he speaks to ours!

Gleason, Thoreauvian modernities book David N. John Jr. Be the first. Thoreauvian modernities book Alcott attended the lecture, writing in his journal on January Heard Thoreau's lecture before the Lyceum on the relation of the individual to the State—an admirable statement of the rights of the individual to self-government, and an attentive audience.

Emerson urged Thoreau to contribute essays and poems to a quarterly periodical, The Dialand lobbied the editor, Margaret Fuller, to publish those writings. Yet his voice is also untimely because it is deeply suspicious of novelty and fashion, inspired by ancient wisdom traditions, and decidedly ambivalent about modern technology and culture.

His idea of being "far in the recesses of the wilderness" of Maine was to "travel the logger's path and the Indian trail", but he also hiked on pristine land. Schneider "editor of "Thoreau's Sense of Place: Essays in American Environmental Writing" " Given the worldwide impact of Thoreau's "Walden "and 'Civil Disobedience, ' it's hard to believe that there has never been a bona fide gathering of international perspectives on his work and significance.

He rediscovered the process of making good pencils with inferior graphite by using clay as the binder. Abstract: Does Thoreau belong to the past or to the future?

However, his sexuality has long been the subject of speculation, including by his contemporaries. Adapted from Journal of the History of Ideas, 26 : by Carol Bensick, CSW Research Affiliate On July 15,a session was held at the Summer Institute in American Philosophy called “Feminisms Past and Present.” The chair was Professor [ ].

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