A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Penguin, 01/12/1998 - 368 páginas
Thoreau's account of his 1839 boat trip is a finely crafted tapestry of travel writing, essays, and lyrical poetry. Thoreau interweaves descriptions of natural phenomena, the rural landscape, and local characters with digressions on literature and philosophy, the Native American and Puritian histories of New England, the Bhagavad Gita, the imperfections of Christianity, and many other subjects. Although it shares many of the themes in Thoreau's classic Walden, A Week on the Concord offers an alternative perspective on his analaysis of the relationship between nature and culture.
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LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - overthemoon - LibraryThing
An abridged version of the original, cutting out the flights of fancy and boring bits. I really like the introduction which explains in detail the fonts used (Thorowgood for display, perhaps a play on ... Ler crítica na íntegra
LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - HarryMacDonald - LibraryThing
This is a somewhat editied version of Thoreau's first notable book-length work, nominally celebrating a boat-trip he made with his beloved brother John, but of-course --Thoreau being what he was ... Ler crítica na íntegra