Walden

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300110081

Category: Nature

Page: 427

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This handsome, affordable paperback edition is based on the original 1854 edition with emendations taken from Thoreau's draft manuscripts, his own markings on page proofs, and notes in his personal copy of the book.

New Essays on Walden

Author: Robert F. Sayre,Emory Elliot

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521424820

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 117

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This review of Thoreau's classic contains a short biography of the author, an account of the writing of Walden, and a summary of other critical views.

Walden and Civil Disobedience

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743487729

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Naturalist and philosopher Thoreau's timeless essays on the role of humanity -- in the world of nature, and in society and government.

Walden Pond

Author: William Barksdale Maynard

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195181379

Category: History

Page: 417

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A chronological narrative of Walden history explains the reasons for Thoreau's decision to build a home in the woods and recounts physical alterations made to Walden in the name of public access and safety.

Nell Walden, Der Sturm, and the Collaborative Cultures of Modern Art

Author: Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000527131

Category: Art

Page: 248

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Based on hitherto overlooked archival material, this book reveals Nell Walden’s significant impact on the Sturm organisation through a feminist reading of supportive labour that highlights the centrality of collaborative work within the modern art world. This book introduces Walden as an ardent collector of modern and indigenous art and critically contextualises her own art production in relation to expressionist concepts of art and to gendered ideas on abstraction and decoration. Visual analyses highlight how she collaborated with professional and experimental women photographers during the Weimar era and how the circulation of these photographs served as a means to intervene in the public sphere of culture in interwar Germany. Finally, the book provides an analysis of Walden’s continuing work for Der Sturm after her voluntary exile from Germany to Switzerland in 1933 and highlights the importance of women’s supportive labour for the canonisation and institutionalisation of modern art in museums and archives. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, visual studies, and gender studies.

Walden’s Shore

Author: Robert M. Thorson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674728416

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

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Walden's Shore explores Thoreau's understanding of the "living rock" on which life's complexity depends--not as metaphor but as physical science. Robert Thorson's subject is Thoreau the rock and mineral collector, interpreter of landscapes, and field scientist whose compass and measuring stick were as important to him as his plant press.

Black Walden

Author: Elise Lemire

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812241800

Category: History

Page: 232

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Concord, Massachusetts, has long been heralded as the birthplace of American liberty and American letters. It was here that the first military engagement of the Revolutionary War was fought and here that Thoreau came to "live deliberately" on the shores of Walden Pond. Between the Revolution and the settlement of the little cabin with the bean rows, however, Walden Woods was home to several generations of freed slaves and their children. Living on the fringes of society, they attempted to pursue lives of freedom, promised by the rhetoric of the Revolution, and yet withheld by the practice of racism. Thoreau was all but alone in his attempt "to conjure up the former occupants of these woods." Other than the chapter he devoted to them in Walden, the history of slavery in Concord has been all but forgotten. In Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts, Elise Lemire brings to life the former slaves of Walden Woods and the men and women who held them in bondage during the eighteenth century. After charting the rise of Concord slaveholder John Cuming, Black Walden follows the struggles of Cuming's slave, Brister, as he attempts to build a life for himself after thirty-five years of enslavement. Brister Freeman, as he came to call himself, and other of the town's slaves were able to leverage the political tensions that fueled the American Revolution and force their owners into relinquishing them. Once emancipated, however, the former slaves were permitted to squat on only the most remote and infertile places. Walden Woods was one of them. Here, Freeman and his neighbors farmed, spun linen, made baskets, told fortunes, and otherwise tried to survive in spite of poverty and harassment. Today Walden Woods is preserved as a place for visitors to commune with nature. Lemire, who grew up two miles from Walden Pond, reminds us that this was a black space before it was an internationally known green space. Black Walden preserves the legacy of the people who strove against all odds to overcome slavery and segregation.

Walden Warming

Author: Richard B. Primack

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022606221X

Category: Nature

Page: 266

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“An unnervingly close-to-home perspective [on] the dynamics and impact of climate change on plants, birds, and myriad other species, including us.”—Booklist In his meticulous notes on the natural history of Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau records the first open flowers of highbush blueberry on May 11, 1853. If he were to look for the first blueberry flowers in Concord today, mid-May would be too late. Warming temperatures have pushed blueberry flowering three weeks earlier, and in 2012, following a period of record-breaking warmth, blueberries began flowering on April 1—six weeks earlier than in Thoreau’s time. In Walden Warming, Richard B. Primack uses Thoreau and Walden, icons of the conservation movement, to track the effects of a warming climate on Concord’s plants and animals, with the notes that Thoreau made years ago transformed from charming observations into scientific data sets. Primack finds that many wildflower species that Thoreau observed, including familiar groups such as irises, asters, and lilies, have declined in abundance or disappeared from Concord. Primack also describes how warming temperatures have altered other aspects of Thoreau’s Concord, from the dates when ice departs from Walden Pond in late winter, to the arrival of birds in the spring, to the populations of fish, salamanders, and butterflies that live in the woodlands, river meadows, and ponds. Demonstrating the effects of climate change in a unique, concrete way using this historical and literary landmark as a touchstone, Richard Primack urges us to heed the advice Thoreau offers in Walden: to live simply and wisely. In the process, we can minimize our own contributions to our warming climate.

Walden

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: N.A

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