With his magnetism Emerson attracted others to Concord. His friends were alarmed at his diminished appearance and were fascinated by his tranquil acceptance of death. However Thoreau neither rejected civilization nor fully embraced wilderness.
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I took great pleasure in this deed of Thoreau's.
His literary style interweaves close observation of nature, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore, while displaying a poetic sensibility, philosophical austerityand Yankee attention to practical detail.
Part memoir and part spiritual quest, Walden at first won few admirers, but later critics have regarded it as a classic American work that explores natural simplicity, harmony, and beauty as models for just social and cultural conditions.
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Scientists regard these works as anticipating ecology, the study of interactions between species, places, and seasons. His first work to garner any praise was published in The Dial inentitled Natural History of Massachusetts.
I see no other alternative, no other hope for you. Paul and Mackinac Island.
Blake's first letter makes it clear that he seeks a spiritual mentor, and Thoreau's replies reveal that he was eager to fill the role. Of all ebriosity, who does not prefer to be intoxicated by the air he breathes.
They held that an ideal spiritual state transcends, or goes beyond, the physical and empirical, and that one achieves that insight via personal intuition rather than religious doctrine. He wrote in Walden, "The practical objection to animal food in my case was its uncleanness; and besides, when I had caught and cleaned and cooked and eaten my fish, they seemed not to have fed me essentially.
He returned to work there inand again in Background[ edit edit source ] One of the leaders of the transcendentalism movement, Thoreau stayed at his cabin for two years, two months, and two days in an attempt to gain a better understanding of society and self-reliance.
Among their core beliefs was an ideal spiritual state that "transcends" the physical and empirical and is only realized through the individual's intuition, rather than through the doctrines of established religions. He read avidly on botany and often wrote observations on this topic into his journal.
His interests, however, went far beyond the intellectual traditions of the West. Henry David Thoreau; July 12, – May 6, ) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor.
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(Summer ), School: Transcendentalism. Watch video · American essayist, poet, and practical philosopher, Henry David Thoreau was a New England Transcendentalist and author of the book Walden.
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He was also a leading figure in Transcendentalism, and is best known for his book “Walden”, a treatise on simple living in a natural environment.4/5(K). Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau) was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, philosopher, and abolitionist who is best known for Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance /5(K).
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