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Henry D. Thoreau - American Writers 90

Henry D. Thoreau - American Writers 90: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1970
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Henry D. Thoreau - American Writers 90
    Book Description:

    Henry D. Thoreau. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5183-2
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
    (pp. 5-43)

    Of the creative spirits that flourished in Concord, Massa chusetts, during the middle of the nineteenth century, it might be said that Hawthorne loved men but felt estranged from them, Emerson loved ideas even more than men, and Thoreau loved himself. Less of an artist than Hawthorne, less of a thinker than Emerson, Thoreau made of his life a sylvan legend, that of man alone, in communion with nature. He was a strange presence in American letters — we have so few of them — an eccentric. The English tend to tolerate their eccentrics to the enrichment of their national life. In...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 44-47)