[Epub] The Portable Thoreau By Henry David Thoreau – Anguillais.us

The Portable ThoreauCompact Hardcover Compilation Of Thoreau S Best Known Works, Edited By Carl Bode Contents Walden Complete A Week In The Concord And Merrimack Rivers Selections The Maine Woods The Wilds Of The Penobscot Life In The WildernessNatural History Of MassachusettsA Winter WalkCivil DisobediencePoems 18 A Yankee In Canada Concord To MontrealJournal, 1858WalkingLife Without PrincipleCape Cod The WellFleet OystermanLetters 7

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  1. says:

    Have to agree with E.B White author of Charlotte s Web, among other things who once said that every high school senior should be given a copy of Walden upon graduation Many of course will choose not to read it but for those who do, and make it through the slog that is the first chapter, Thoreau s timeless classic offers much wisdom on thoughtful living Why thoughtful living Because Walden is full of what of what buddhists refer to as the fire of attention Each chapter, even the dreadful first, Economy, is full of an intense attention to detail both philosophical and practical Walden may have been written by a 19th c...


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    I had never read anything by Thoreau before this book I had, of course, heard of him, but I never had the desire to read what I perceived would be a long, dull book about the woods I love nature, but I love being in nature not or so I thought reading about it That said, Thoreau pleasantly surprised me I actually really enjoyed reading these selections Walden isn t merely hundreds of pages describing a flower or stream Thoreau places a lot of philosophy in his work He stresses individuality and discovering oneself by leaving the trappings of civilization and its material desires behind I think he might even agree with me that you can t be transformed by merely reading about Nature, but you have to actually go out and experience it for yourself.One of my favorite pieces was Walking His idea of a walk is no doubt a far cry from what we think of walking as today If you are ready to leave father and mother, and brother and sister, and wife and child and friends, and never see them again if you have paid your debts, and made your will, and settled all your affairs, and are a free man then you are re...


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    Anyone who s spoken to me in the past two and a half years is likely to know this one thing about me I am OBSESSED with Transcendentalism And while this fascination has its original roots in Emerson s essays and Whitman s poetry, it was upon reading Thoreau that I really began to feel I found a kindred spirit.Thoreau was one of the greatest thinkers to ever live, and as such it s not really possible to do a goodreads style review of his work, so that s not something I ll attempt What can be reviewed, however, is the quality of this particular collection, and boy howdy is it good At over 600 pages, I don t think portable is the most apt descriptor, and yet I also don t think this book could ve been any shorter Not only does it contain the full version of Walden and Resistance to Civil Government, but also some of Thoreau s other landmark essays ...


  4. says:

    Brilliant Favorite sections include Sounds Solitude and Brute Neighbors all from Walden The conclusion is great too , as well as Civil Disobedience, and A Winter WalkAnarchist, Naturalist, Individualist A gem.


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    Civil Disobedience I just finished reading this wonderful work of American political though and history Like all these old works that helped shape this country and laid the foundation of what it should be, these few pages are far beyond epic He makes his contempt for the clearly hypocritical institutions of slavery, the Mexican American war and the eventual annexing of Texas, political corruption, taxation, revolution, as well as some political ideology that was and still is staining the fabric American society and culture well known But , to speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves non government men, I ask for not at once no government but at once a better government Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step towards obtaining it This speaks far beyond going out and voting, but actually getting involved in the system that says that it holds your best interests at its core and holding that system accountable to this statute Letting officials know that the state and government is in place to work for the citizen not the citizen is in place to support the state This was something that Thoreau foresaw and I believe as we are now, in one of the times in history w...


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    5 stars for the writings of Thoreau 1 star for the Carl Bode 1947 edition I ve owned this book for several years and have read bits of Thoreau, but decided I would make an effort to read his writings fully and attentively I started with Walden last fall, and picked this up again to work through the rest of his books and essays Reading Thoreau is like mining for gold, which ironically was an occupation he had little respect for A modern reader has to sift through the 19th century, pre Civil War, sentiments that no longer ring true to a 21st century mind, and pull out the nuggets that are timeless It is worth the effort I will find myself reading and re reading his words for the rest of my life But first, I need to purchase a better collection Carl Bode is one of those out dated amateur psychoanalysts who find Freudian sexual syndromes everywhere he looks His commentary about Thoreau s biography and writings seem o...


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    Oh my gosh, I finished it Finally Definitely not the kind of book that you can t put down, but a good one all the same I love Thoreau s imagery and descriptions, all the naturalism is wonderfully soothing and relaxing at n...


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    I think rereading Thoreau as an adult was certainly worth it, as I found so much meaning in it and connected to it on a completely different level I would definitely recommend people revisit his texts.


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    I finally started reading The Portable Thoreau a year after my first and only so far trip to Walden Pond I d gotten plenty of warnings to be careful of ticks there are not ticks really where I live or grew up, and that one episode of House, MD has put me off ticks for the rest of my life , and a couple of other interns and I walked from the Concord train station all the way to Walden Pond On our way there we saw people out in their gardens, a couple cars going by, and realizing that Thoreau really did not go out into too much wilderness when he was living at Walden Pond However, reading Thoreau as a modern philosopher of self reliance makes me forgive him somewhat for his lack of going into serious wilderness I think this is a strongly West Coast view of things Reading Thoreau for than just Civil Disobedience and Walden reveals a certain ...


  10. says:

    This was a very difficult book for me to read as there was too much going on Thoreau had a wandering mind as well as body, and that comes out quite well in this collection of his works Unfortunately, I don t like that sort of writing It always felt like he was rambling and would never stick to one topic While this is an admirable quality it is also frustrating There were some interesting parts in this book ...

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