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Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Patrick Chura

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Henry David Thoreau, one of America's most prominent environmental writers, supported himself as a land surveyor for much of his life, parceling land that would be sold off to loggers. This book ... More


Learning from Walden

Joshua Kotin

in Utopias of One

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196541
eISBN:
9781400887866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196541.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter concerns the pedagogy of Henry David Thoreau's Walden (1854). When Thoreau moved to Walden Pond on July 4, 1845, his goal was to maximize his independence. America, from his perspective, ... More


Walden, Cape Cod, and the Duty of the Coast Survey

Patrick Chura

in Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The first superintendent of the Coast Survey was Swiss-born mathematician Ferdinand Hassler, who directed the project from its inception in 1816 until his death in 1843. Hassler was one of the most ... More


Ground-Truthing at Walden Pond

Thomas F. Gieryn

in Truth-Spots: How Places Make People Believe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226561950
eISBN:
9780226562001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562001.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Henry David Thoreau artfully constructed Walden Pond to become a place that would make us trust what he says about nature and the human condition. Readers of Walden are inclined to believe him ... More


“Thoreau”The Music

Kyle Gann

in Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

Ives’s “Thoreau” music takes its cue from several passages in Thoreau’s Walden, including a musical depiction of three walking tours that basically circumnavigate Walden Pond from Thoreau’s cabin. ... More


Society and Solitude

Joel Porte

in Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104462
eISBN:
9780300130577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104462.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the claim that Henry Thoreau's Walden experiment was prompted by antisocial tendencies. It explains that this experiment was an attempt to live a solitary life and which created ... More


Outhouses: Thoreau’s cabin and Dumas’ prison

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 7 forays into visionary spaces occupied by writers beyond the domestic. It explores how the processes of writing are imagined within, and more usually beyond, the everyday domestic, with time ... More


A Poet’s Trees

Richard Higgins and Richard Higgins

in Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Trees stirred the muse in Thoreau. He saw them as poems themselves, “living poetry,” writ by nature on the landscape. He “browsed” his poetic imagination on them and used the forest as a source of ... More


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