The Collected Works of Henry David Thoreau
Sprache - Englisch
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The Collected Works of Henry David Thoreau presents a seminal compendium of the writings that have shaped American literature and philosophy. Within these pages lies Thoreau's masterwork, 'Walden,' a quintessential treatise on living deliberately and in harmony with nature, as well as his poignant essay 'Civil Disobedience,' which argues for the moral imperative to oppose unjust governance. His works exhibit a blend of naturalistic observation, social commentary, and transcendentalist reflection. Thoreau's literary style, characterized by its clarity, conciseness, and profound depth, is presented in the context of the philosophical and ideological movements of the 19th century, particularly Transcendentalism, which espoused an inherent goodness in both people and nature.
Henry David Thoreau was not just a man of letters but also a staunch advocate for individual rights and environmental stewardship. His advocacy is intricately linked with his works, mirroring his own life experiences and the socio-political climate of his times. Thoreau's literary contributions were also significantly informed by his engagement with native American thought and his principled stand against slavery, making his writings a tapestry of activism and contemplation.
For those seeking to delve into the rich tapestry of American thought, this collection is an indispensable anthology. From students of literature and philosophy to aficionados of natural history and civil liberties, Thoreau's expansive body of work offers timeless insights and stimulates profound reflection. The Collected Works of Henry David Thoreau serves not only as a testament to Thoreau's enduring legacy but as a beacon of inspiration and a call to intellectual and moral adventure.
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Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) was an American essayist, poet, and philosopher, who is most celebrated for his book 'Walden,' a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay 'Civil Disobedience,' an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state. Via 'The Collected Works of Henry David Thoreau,' readers can explore the breadth of his literary and philosophical contributions. Thoreau's literary style combines observation, personal reflection, emotion, and clarity of prose, capturing the transcendentalist ethos that he lived by. A graduate of Harvard College, Thoreau's influence reaches far into the realms of literature, politics, and ecology. His writings are a manifesto for individual sovereignty and a touchstone for movements of civil rights and environmentalism. Thoreau's life work goes beyond the written word, as his practices of civil disobedience and sustainable living have become models for contemporary social and political movements. His literature remains a catalyst for those wrestling with the balance between individuality and society, nature and industry, and passivity and resistance. Thoreau has not only carved a niche as a foundational figure in American literature, but also as a pivotal voice in philosophical discourse worldwide, urging readers to live a life of simplicity and to heed the call of conscience over convention.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Umfang: 2115 Seiten
Größe: 6,9 MB
Veröffentlichung: 13. November 2022