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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


The Last Earthly Frontier: Das Schloß (1922)

Ritchie Robertson

in Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158141
eISBN:
9780191673276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158141.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Das Schloβ is Franz Kafka's most ambitious attempt to achieve the new artistic purpose that he had formulated in September 1917. His manifesto goes beyond Arthur Schopenhauer, ... More


Material to Mythology

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/9780813034935.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Henry David Thoreau's surveying career. To analyze nineteenth-century land surveying is to study Henry Thoreau's primary nonliterary pursuit, an activity that took up a large ... More


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