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Now Comes Good Sailing: Writers Reflect on Henry David Thoreau

Author: Andrew Blauner.

Now Comes Good Sailing: Writers Reflect on Henry David Thoreau

Author: Andrew Blauner.

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Item #: D32549
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Princeton
ISBN: 9780691215228
The world is never done catching up with Henry David Thoreau (1817-62), the author of Walden as well as a prophet of environmentalism and vegetarianism, an abolitionist, and a critic of materialism. In the 27 tributes included here, Pico Iyer describes how Thoreau provided him with an unlikely guidebook to Japan; Gerald Early examines Walden and the Black qu... More
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The world is never done catching up with Henry David Thoreau (1817-62), the author of Walden as well as a prophet of environmentalism and vegetarianism, an abolitionist, and a critic of materialism. In the 27 tributes included here, Pico Iyer describes how Thoreau provided him with an unlikely guidebook to Japan; Gerald Early examines Walden and the Black quest for nature; Mona Simpson follows in Thoreau's footsteps at Maine's Mount Katahdin; Adam Gopnik traces Thoreau's influence on E.B. White's Charlotte's Web. Other contributors include Lauren Groff, Alan Lightman, Amor Towles, and Jennifer Finney Boylan, while Sandra Boynton includes a cartoon.


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