• Henry David Thoreau in Context

    Editor(s):
    James S. Finley (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    American literature
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    Thoreau
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M63J5G
    Abstract:
    Well known for his contrarian and solitary posture, Henry David Thoreau was nonetheless deeply responsive to the world around him. Tracing a wide range of geographic, intellectual, cultural, political, and scientific contexts, this volume brings together leading scholars of Thoreau and nineteenth-century American literature and culture who provide original research, valuable synthesis of historical and scholarly sources, and innovative readings of Thoreau’s texts. The thirty-four chapters contained herein reveal a Thoreau deeply concerned with and shaped by diverse landscapes, intellectual and literary traditions, social issues, and modes of scientific practice. Essays also illuminate important posthumous contexts and consider the specific challenges of contextualizing Thoreau. A resource for students, teachers, general readers, and scholars, the volume provides a rich understanding of Thoreau and nineteenth-century literature, political activism, and environmentalist thinking.
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