Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau


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Henry David Thoreau was a naturalist, transcendentalist, philosopher, and essayist. His views on civil disobedience and nature have become a part of the American character. This updated volume of the Bloom's Modern Critical Views series is a keenly detailed chronicle of a great thinker who will forever be known for his experiment in simple living documented in his work Walden.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604131413
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Series: Bloom's Classic Critical Views Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom's books -- about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature -- are as erudite as they are accessible.


New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

July 11, 1930

Date of Death:

October 14, 2019

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

Table of Contents

Editor's Note     vii
Introduction   Harold Bloom     1
Thoreau: The Quest and the Classics   Ethel Seybold     13
Naturalizing Eden: Science and Sainthood in Walden   John Hildebidle     35
From A Week to Walden   Robert Sattelmeyer     63
Springs to Remember   Gordon V. Boudreau     87
"Patron of the World": Henry Thoreau as Wordsworthian Poet   Lance Newman     107
Living Poetry   David M. Robinson     127
Thoreau, Homer, and Community   Robert Oscar Lopez     153
Thoreau, Crystallography, and the Science of the Transparent   Eric G. Wilson     177
"The life excited": Faces of Thoreau in Walden   Steven Hartman     197
Chronology     219
Contributors     225
Bibliography     227
Acknowledgments     233
Index     235

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