A Year in Thoreau s Journal

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101173879
Release Date: 1993-12-01
Genre: Literary Collections

Thoreau's journal of 1851 reveals profound ideas and observations in the making, including wonderful writing on the natural history of Concord. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Heart of Thoreau s Journals

Author: Odell Shepard
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486118895
Release Date: 2013-01-16
Genre: Nature

The conflict between scientific observation and poetry, reflections on abolition, transcendental philosophy, other concerns are explored in this superb general selection from Thoreau's voluminous Journal.

Writing Nature

Author: Sharon Cameron
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226092283
Release Date: 1989-01-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

At his death, Henry Thoreau left the majority of his writing unpublished. The bulk of this material is a journal that he kept for twenty-four years. Sharon Cameron's major claim is that this private work (the Journal) was Thoreau's primary work, taking precedence over the books that he published in his lifetime. Her controversial thesis views Thoreau's Journal as a composition that confounds the distinction between public and private—the basis on which our conventional treatment of discourse depends.

Selections from the Journals

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486144689
Release Date: 2012-05-11
Genre: Literary Collections

Masterly meditations on man, society, nature and many other subjects-expressed with verve and vigor in beautiful, poetic prose. Perfect entrée to Thoreau's thought. Introduction.

The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau

Author: Malcolm Clemens Young
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780881461589
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Literary Collections

This title explores the religious nature of ""Thoreau's Journal"". Most people who care about nature cannot help but use religious language to describe their experience of it. We can trace many of these conceptions of nature and holiness directly to influential nineteenth-century writers, especially Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). In Walden, he writes that 'God himself culminates in the present moment', and that in nature we encounter, 'the workman whose work we are'. But what were the sources of his religious convictions about the meaning of nature in human life? As the most comprehensive study of Thoreau's spirituality from a Christian perspective, ""The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau"" is the first to seriously examine connections between Thoreau's 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 (such as keeping a spiritual journal, studying nature, and walking) 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. It is also one of the first books to treat spiritual journals as a distinct literary genre, while comparing theological expectations of nature ranging from the American Puritan Jonathan Edwards to nineteenth-century Romantic walkers and Thoreau's fellow Transcendentalists.

The Eye Of The Soul Henry Thoreau S Journal

Author: Nirmala P G
ISBN: 8131404218
Release Date: 2006-12-08

Henry David Thoreau is popularly known for his Walden and Civil Disobedience. However, one has to read intensively through his Journal to get at the essential Thoreau. His Journal offers a remarkable insight into the everlasting values in Nature s trans

The Journal of Henry David Thoreau 1837 1861

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590174401
Release Date: 2011-11-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Henry David Thoreau’s Journal was his life’s work: the daily practice of writing that accompanied his daily walks, the workshop where he developed his books and essays, and a project in its own right—one of the most intensive explorations ever made of the everyday environment, the revolving seasons, and the changing self. It is a treasure trove of some of the finest prose in English and, for those acquainted with it, its prismatic pages exercise a hypnotic fascination. Yet at roughly seven thousand pages, or two million words, it remains Thoreau’s least-known work. This reader’s edition, the largest one-volume edition of Thoreau’s Journal ever published, is the first to capture the scope, rhythms, and variety of the work as a whole. Ranging freely over the world at large, the Journal is no less devoted to the life within. As Thoreau says, “It is in vain to write on the seasons unless you have the seasons in you.”

H D Thoreau a Writer s Journal

Author: Laurence Stapleton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486144627
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: Literary Collections

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Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: STANFORD:36105037902645
Release Date: 1981-10-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A complete text of Thoreau's famous journal of the year he spent alone with nature at Walden Pond, now acclaimed as a classic of nineteenth-century American prose

I to Myself

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030011172X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Collections

This beautifully produced gift edition of Thoreaus journal has been carefullyselected and annotated by Jeffrey S. Cramer.

Thoreau s Animals

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300223767
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Nature

From Thoreau's renowned Journal, a treasury of memorable, funny, and sharply observed accounts of his encounters with the wild and domestic animals of Concord Many of the most vivid writings in the renowned Journal of Henry David Thoreau concern creatures he came upon when rambling the fields, forests, and wetlands of Concord and nearby communities. A keen and thoughtful observer, he wrote frequently about these animals, always sensitive to their mysteries and deeply appreciative of their beauty and individuality. Whether serenading the perch of Walden Pond with his flute, chasing a loon across the water's surface, observing a battle between black and red ants, or engaging in a battle of wits with his family's runaway pig, Thoreau penned his journal entries with the accuracy of a scientist and the deep spirituality of a transcendentalist and mystic. This volume, like its companion Thoreau's Wildflowers, is arranged by the days of the year, following the progress of the turning seasons. A selection of his original sketchbook drawings is included, along with thirty-five exquisite illustrations by naturalist and artist Debby Cotter Kaspari.

Concord in Massachusetts Discord in the World

Author: Jannika Bock
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 363158413X
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Literary Criticism

-Reading Thoreau's" Journal," I discover any idea I've ever had worth its salt, - notes the American composer John Cage in 1968. Upon reading the words of nineteenth-century nature philosopher Henry Thoreau, Cage is immediately fascinated with the Transcendentalist's ideas, in particular his views on music and silence. Recognizing his own beliefs in Thoreau's writings, Cage began to rely heavily on the thoughts of the nineteenth-century man and implement them as the basis for his own compositions - both musical and written. Drawing on the complete oeuvres of Cage's and Thoreau's written works, this book surveys the intertextual relation between the writings of the two men. In the juxtaposition of these authors' aesthetics, this book reveals surprising overlaps in the thoughts of Cage and Thoreau."

Thoreau s Wildflowers

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300214772
Release Date: 2016-03-22
Genre: Nature

Some of Henry David Thoreau's most beautiful nature writing was inspired by the flowering trees and plants of Concord. An inveterate year-round rambler and journal keeper, he faithfully recorded, dated, and described his sightings of the floating water lily, the elusive wild azalea, and the late autumn foliage of the scarlet oak. This inviting selection of Thoreau's best flower writings is arranged by day of the year and accompanied by Thoreau's philosophical speculations and his observations of the weather and of other plants and animals. They illuminate the author's spirituality, his belief in nature's correspondence with the human soul, and his sense that anticipation--of spring, of flowers yet to bloom--renews our connection with the earth and with immortality. Thoreau's Wildflowers features more than 200 of the black-and-white drawings originally created by Barry Moser for his first illustrated book, Flowering Plants of Massachusetts. This volume also presents "Thoreau as Botanist," an essay by Ray Angelo, the leading authority on the flowering plants of Concord.

Early Spring in Massachusetts From the Journal of Henry David Thoreau

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 9781465615824
Release Date: 2017-05-27

Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts, July 12, 1817, and died there May 6, 1862. Most of his life was spent in that town, and most of the localities referred to in this volume are to be found there. His Journal, from which the following selections were made, was bequeathed to me by his sister Sophia, who died October 7, 1876, at Bangor, Maine. Before it came into my possession I had been in the habit of borrowing volumes of it from time to time, and thus continuing an intercourse with its author which I had enjoyed, through occasional visits and correspondence, for many years before his death, and which I regard as perhaps the highest privilege of my life. In reading the Journal for my own satisfaction, I had sometimes been wont to attend each day to what had been written on the same day of the month in some other year; desiring thus to be led to notice, in my walks, the phenomena which Thoreau noticed, so to be brought nearer to the writer by observing the same sights, sounds, etc., and if possible have my love of nature quickened by him. This habit suggested the arrangement of dates in the following pages, viz., the bringing together of passages under the same day of the month in different years. In this way I hoped to make an interesting picture of the progress of the seasons, of Thoreau's year. It was evidently painted with a most genuine love, and often apparently in the oj)en air, in the very presence of the phenomena described, so that the written page brings the mind of the reader, as writing seldom does, into closest contact with nature, making him see its sights, hear its sounds, and feel its very breath upon his cheek.