Tag Archives: Henry David Thoreau

Wisdom Wednesday: To Live Deliberately

    “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Henry Thoreau

 The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man’s Unlikely Path to Walden Pond© 2014 Michael Sims384 pages Shortly before retreating for two years to his self-built cabin at Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau accidentally started a forest fire. A simple … Continue reading

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Walking towards Walden

Walking towards Walden: A Pilgrimage in Search of Place© 1995 John Hanson Mitchell301 pages Just before he set out on his journey to the netherworld, the great pilgrim Dante Alighieri had to pass through a lion-haunted forest where the straight … Continue reading

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Walden

Walden © 1854 Henry David Thoreau I remember staring up at Walden on my high school library’s bookshelf, wondering if I should check it out. I knew it was famous: it was one of those books I’d heard of in … Continue reading

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I to Myself

I to Myself: An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau© 2007 editor Jeffrey Cramer429 pages I’ve known the name Henry David Thoreau since high school, when I gazed up at Walden. I did not read from him, … Continue reading

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This Week at the Library (7/8)

Books this Update: Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice The Age of Synthesis, Ray Spangenburg and Diane Kit Moser Foundation, Isaac Asimov Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau I, Robot; Isaac Asimov I began this week with Anne Rice’s Interview with … Continue reading

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