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Walden

Denis Donoghue

in The American Classics: A Personal Essay

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300107814
eISBN:
9780300133783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300107814.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Henry David Thoreau's novel Walden. It discusses the claim that this novel is a pastoral or a pastoral romance and that Thoreau was no less interested in society than ... 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


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