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The Cambridge Companion to Henry David Thoreau : Cambridge Companions to Literature - Joel Myerson

The Cambridge Companion to Henry David Thoreau

Cambridge Companions to Literature

By: Joel Myerson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1995
ISBN: 9780521440370
Number Of Pages: 248

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The Cambridge Companion to Henry David Thoreau is intended as an accessible guide to reading and understanding the works of Thoreau. Presenting essays by a distinguished array of contributors, the Companion is a valuable resource for historical and contextual material, whether on early writings like A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, on the monumental Walden, or on his assorted journals and later books. It also serves in some ways as a biographical guide, offering new insights into his turbulent publishing career, and his brief but extraordinarily original life. In short, the Companion helps the reader come to Thoreau's writings, as he would say, 'deliberately and reservedly' by suggesting how Thoreau uses language, how his biography informs his writing, how personal and historical influences shaped his career, and how his writings function as literary works.

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"Taken together, the essays provide a comprehensive guide to how to read, understand, and appreciate Thoreau...Myerson should be commended for selecting and gathering the very best on Thoreau in a single slim volume." Choice "...this volume works splendidly well both for beginning students and for seasoned Thoreauvians, several of the most distinguished being among Myerson's contributors." Nineteenth-Century Literature

Thoreau's reputation
Thoreau and Concord
Thoreau and Emerson
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Thoreau as poet
Thoreau and his audience
Walden Richard
Thoreau in his journal
The Maine Woods
'A Wild Rank Place': Thoreau's Cape Cod
Thoreau's later natural history writings
Thoreau and the natural environment
Thoreau and reform
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ISBN: 9780521440370
ISBN-10: 0521440378
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 30th June 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52