Reimagining Thoreau

Reimagining Thoreau

Hardcover
Pub. price: $110.00

ISBN10: 0521461499 ISBN13: 9780521461498 Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr Published: Mar 1 1995 Pages: 237 Weight: 1.25lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

Reimagining Thoreau synthesizes the interests of the intellectual and psychological biographer and the literary critic in a reconsideration of Thoreau's literary career. The aims of the book are, first, to situate Thoreau's aims and achievements as a writer within the context of his troubled relationship to the microcosm of antebellum Concord; second, to reinterpret Walden as a temporally layered text in light of the successive drafts of the book and the evidence of Thoreau's journals and contemporaneous writings; and third, to overturn traditional views of Thoreau's "decline" by offering a new estimate of the post-Walden writing and its place within his development.

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