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Thoreau: his life and aims

H. A. Page

Thoreau: his life and aims

a study

by H. A. Page

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Published by Haskell House Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Criticism and interpretation.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby H. A. Page. London, Chatto and Windus, 1878.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3054 .J3 1972
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 271 p.
    Number of Pages271
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5284898M
    ISBN 100838315852
    LC Control Number72003653

    For two years and two months Thoreau lived alone in the woods by Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, where he wrote the bulk of the book, though now he has left the woods and returned to people have asked him about his daily life in the woods, and this book is in part an attempt to answer those readers.   When Thoreau goes to Walden Pond in for his now-famous stay of two years, two months, and one day, he aims to “claim an entire life, and declare that writing would not be an occasional hobby but the central hub of his whole being.”.

    Henry David Thoreau, author of “Where I Lived, And What I Lived For”, declares his independence from society and decides to live at Walden Pond. Thoreau explains his choice by describing his desire to “live deliberately” and to simplify his life . Extensive site devoted to the writings, philosophy, life of Henry David Thoreau; created by The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, definitive edition of Thoreau's works, directed by Elizabeth Hall Witherell. Contains biography, bibliography, research and manuscript material, links to related sites (on American literature, Transcendentalism, nature writing, natural history, environment).

      His life the eternal life commands; Above man's aims his nature rose: The wisdom of a just content Made one small spot a continent, And tuned to poetry life's prose. "Haunting the hills, the stream, the wild, Swallow and aster, lake and pine, To him grew human or divine,— Fit mates for this large-hearted child Such homage Nature ne'er forgets.   As John Pipkin, author of the new novel “Woodsburner,” described in a recent article in the Boston Globe’s Ideas section, this little mishap may have been what prompted the then rather aimless young Thoreau to move to his cabin “to front only the essential facts of life” — sort of like a teenage delinquent scared straight by a court.


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Thoreau: his life and aims by H. A. Page Download PDF EPUB FB2

Excerpt from Thoreau: His Life and Aims, a Study It is not pretended that this is a Memoir, or that I am able to present new and unpublished material. I may claim, however, that the scattered materials have never before been brought together in such a form as they are here, and that a pretty complete biog raphy will be found embodied in the : Alexander H.

Japp, H. Page. Thoreau moved in on the Fourth of July with two aims: to write a book, and to ascertain whether it was possible to work one day a week and devote six to his philosophical work.

In his two years in the cabin, Thoreau penned his most notable work: Walden; or, Life in the Woods, which was eventually published in It was a modest commercial.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Page, H.A., Thoreau: his life and aims. Boston, J.R. Osgood, (OCoLC) Named Person.

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Boston: James R. Osgood, First edition, 12mo, pp. x, [2], ; wood-engraved frontispiece portrait and wood-engraved illustration of the cabin at Walden Pond; original red cloth stamped in black and blind, spine in gilt and black; cloth rubbed, front hinge cracked, bookplate on front pastedown, a few pencil notations; a good, sound copy of an early life of Thoreau.

Dann aims to open our ears to the rhythms of the cosmos, to open our eyes to the fairies in the woods, and to open our minds to the “vast cosmos of esoteric thought” that he sees behind Thoreau’s life. Dann is right, of course, that Thoreau’s life ought to mean more to us than a list of historical facts.

Every book about Thoreau (and. Thoreau’s asceticism was always also related to his hope for just economy – a way of life beyond slavery or exploitative capitalism. I am thus invested in thinking about Thoreau’s religion – his ascetic practice in the woods and the theological commitments that drove it – as deeply tied to his politics.

The book would be Thoreau’s first attempt at the blend of field research, philosophy and autobiography that would become his signature mode. More important, the book would be a memorial to his beloved brother whose death from tetanus at 27 — he had nicked himself while shaving — shadowed Thoreau’s life.

This latest, titled "Thoreau in His Own Time," aims to dispel some of the murk that still dulls Thoreau's name and reputation.

Between the covers, Petrulionis offers a compilation of material written about Thoreau by friends, relatives, neighbors, peers and associates who actually knew the author while he lived. I particularly enjoyed accounts 4/5(1). Thoreau: his life and aims.

A study. by Alexander H. (Alexander Hay) Japp. Share your thoughts Complete your review. Tell readers what you thought by. In the summer ofThoreau – who would have turned a healthy this week – had a lot more on his mind. The book he was writing was not Walden but the almost unknown A.

Recall what Thoreau says will happen when individuals begin to simplify their lives (paragraph 14). I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau was born on Jof rather ordinary parents in Concord, outside of Boston, Massachusetts. His childhood and adolescence, from what little is known about these periods of his life, appear to have been typical for the time. Thoreau: His Life and Aims, by H.A. Page (a pseudonym for A.H.

Japp) was published in London in Sanborn's Henry D. Thoreau appeared inThe Personality of Thoreau inand The Life of Henry David Thoreau in The Life of. Thoreau moves from moral gravity to the style of a how-to manual, and then to a lyrical flight of fancy, and then to a diary entry.

In a prophetic vein he tells us that his Walden experiment was intended to instruct his fellow men, who “labor under a mistake” about life, work, and leisure.

Thoreau’s lecture was the sixteenth in a course of twenty before the Salem Lyceum that season (MassLyc, p. 19).Although he had been on the list of course lecturers from the beginning, he had already lectured there in November, and the invitation from Hawthorne suggests that his second lecture was something of a last-minute arrangement, an encore, as it were, to a generally.

Henry David Thoreau was callous to others’ misfortune, Long before Marie Kondo wrote her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and allowed his higher aims to dissipate. Those aims. After a partial cessation of his sensuous life, the soul of man, or its organs rather, are reinvigorated each day, and his Genius tries again what noble life it can make.

All memorable events, I should say, transpire in morning time and in a morning atmosphere. The Vedas say, “All intelligences awake with the morning.”. Henry David Thoreau, such a fascinating man, his adventures, writing and philosophy have touched so many of us.

In working on tracing my genealogy, I discovered that Thoreau stayed with my 5th great uncle, James Small and his wife, Jerusha, when he visited Highland Lighthouse in North Truro, MA. here on Cape Cod in which Thoreau wrote quite extensively.

Henry selected content appropriate to the themes of his work, such as solitude, simplicity, nature and seasons. In Walden, like in all of his works, he aims to get across a specific message to his audience.

In order to do that, he creates a persona that. Many of us will be familiar with Thoreau’s most famous book Walden, a paean to simple living, or the many pithy aphorisms attributed to him—one of the best known being that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”But who was Henry David Thoreau?

Gosh, where to start. Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts from, on his mother’s side, an old New England Scots .Henry David Thoreau was born on Jof rather ordinary parents in Concord, outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

His childhood and adolescence, from what little is known about these periods of his life, appear to have been typical for the time. Thoreau attended the Concord Academy as an undistinguished [ ].In addition to Civil Disobedience (), Thoreau is best known for his book Walden (), which documents his experiences living alone on Walden Pond in Massachusetts from to Throughout his life, Thoreau emphasised the importance of individuality and self-reliance.