Walden and Civil Disobedience
Written after he built and lived in a cabin off the shore of Walden Pond, Walden and Civil Disobedience chronicles Thoreau s experiences living a self-reliant life void of modern civilization s, and the government s, influence. Through this collection of essays, Thoreau rejects the notion that... show more
Written after he built and lived in a cabin off the shore of Walden Pond, Walden and Civil Disobedience chronicles Thoreau s experiences living a self-reliant life void of modern civilization s, and the government s, influence. Through this collection of essays, Thoreau rejects the notion that inner peace and contentment are attainable through outward advances such as economic, technological, and territorial development. He provides, instead, the argument that rather than improve a man s life, such developments strip it of dynamism and even meaning.
Publish date: December 2nd 2011
Publisher: Empire Books
Pages no: 346
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, EVAR understand the association between scribbling in the margins and becoming a more "active" reader. Where is the logic???? As you may have guessed, I read this for school and am referring to the abominable requirement by the vast majority of English c...
Needed a break from editing and read Civil Disobedience for the first time. Loved it. It's a key piece of literature that I think everyone should read, not just in America, but all over the world concerning everything that is occurring in governments all across the world.Peace - Love - Prosperity - ...
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I didn't think there'd be a worse Important Book than Steppenwolf, but sure enough, here it is.Surly primativist lives in woods & muses about beans, ice, animals, and suchlike. There's much consternation regarding the local village, the train, the citylife. Might have more reasonably entitled this...
A great manifesto on nature/living/faith/philosophy. At times thoreau approaches the pretentious. Speaking as a male college graduate in his early twenties-as Thoreau was during his time at Walden-I get living the simple life. We've all cut down the luxeries (relatively) living off ramen, strarbucks...