Walden and Civil Disobedience PDF/EPUB ☆ Walden and

Walden and Civil Disobedience PDF/EPUB ☆ Walden and A transcendentalist classic on social responsibility and a manifesto that inspired modern protest movements Critical of th century America s booming commercialism and industrialism, Henry David Thoreau moved to a small cabin in the woods of Concord, Massachusetts inWalden, the account of his stay near Walden Pond, conveys at once a naturalist s wonder at the commonplace and a transcendentalist s yearning for spiritual truth and self reliance But Thoreau s embrace of solitude and simplicity did not entail a withdrawal from social and political matters Civil Disobedience, also included in this volume, expresses his antislavery and antiwar sentiments, and has influenced resistance movements worldwide Both give rewarding insight into a free minded, principled and idiosyncratic life


10 thoughts on “Walden and Civil Disobedience

  1. Greg Greg says:

    The tale of a man who dared to live in his parents backyard and eat dinner with them, and then lived to write about it Compelling.


  2. Dolors Dolors says:

    A naturalist, a transcendentalist or an individualist Thoreau s principles could be labelled with the previous statutory concepts and yet none of them would suffice to provide a full description of him He struck me as a man who didn t want to be rest


  3. Mario the lone bookwolf Mario the lone bookwolf says:

    Finding freedom from consumerism and opportunism in harmony with nature.The principle of living in harmony with nature has been a topic for a long time until civilization alienated people from their original homeland However, especially this opens up th


  4. Jan-Maat Jan-Maat says:

    This book alerted me to the fickleness of my own opinions.At first it all seemed rather nicethe majority of men live lives of quiet desperationand all that But then I found out about the doughnuts.Apparently every so often Thoreau would walk down the road


  5. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Walden I take issue with a wealthy man living in a shack for a period and pretending that living one mile from town and having his mother do his laundry qualifies him to advise mankind to sell your clothes and keep your thoughts An experiment in simplicity, g


  6. James James says:

    I often credit this book with my philosophical awakening Thoreau presents a criticism of modern life, technology, economy, and wasteful culture from the perspective of one who has simplified his life and experienced something much closer to real independence tha


  7. David Lentz David Lentz says:

    Henry David Thoreau is best known as an American writer and transcendentalist who wanted first hand to experience intuitively and understand profoundly the rapport between man and nature In a sense Thoreau is Adam after the Fall living East of Eden as a bachelor in


  8. Roy Lotz Roy Lotz says:

    How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a bookThis month, two hundred years ago, Henry David Thoreau made his way into the world Thus it seemed like a good time to revisit his thorny classic, which filled me with such contradictory feelings


  9. Mike Mike says:

    Walden is not for everyone This is why it is so accurately and justifiably cherished by its admirers, and so ridiculously and criminally misunderstood by its detractors The critics of Walden levy ad hominem after ad hominem against Thoreau, as if the utmost specifics of


  10. Greg Greg says:

    So as part of my reading challenge for this year mislabeled as being done in 2016, not 2017 , I m re reading books everyone loves everyone being just a general consensus, not literally everyone and which I hated didn t like was unmoved the first time I read it This March s


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