Henry David Thoreau

While walking the paths of Henry David Thoreau, one artist finds solace

During the coldest winter in Massachusetts since 1918, painter and writer Ben Shattuck chopped off the top half inch of one of his fingers. He was on a lot of painkillers, and a string of nightmares led him to the works of Henry David Thoreau, specifically, “The Journal of Henry David Thoreau, 1837-1861.”
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A flourishing ecology and a healthy economy? Henry David Thoreau thought you couldn't have one without the other

Australians have just decided another “climate election”. What this meant, basically, was that we had to choose between two difficult futures. The result has yielded a new mandate for meaningful work on climate policy. “Liberal democracies” are facing some of the deepest challenges they have yet encountered in their relatively short histories. Historic carbon emissions from the richest countries – especially the nation of my birth, the United States – warm our Earth, making life difficult for us and for all things. Many species have gone extinct. Many peoples have lost their homelands. Australia has endured droughts and fires and floods....
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Walking with Henry David Thoreau

Famed naturalist and philosopher Henry David Thoreau wrote passionately about nature and the complexities of humankind nearly 200 years ago, but his words still resonate today. On The Point, CAI’s Kathryn Eident talks with South Coast writer Ben Shattuck about what inspired him to retrace some of Thoreau’s most famous...

Zoom Presentation on Henry David Thoreau

The Ocean City Free Public Library is hosting “An Evening With Henry David Thoreau” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, on Zoom. To register click here: Step back in time to 1859 and spend an evening with the famed 19th century writer and naturalist. Thoreau (portrayed by...
Leavenworth Times

Inspiration for life from the poet Henry David Thoreau

I hope you enjoy some quotes below from one of my favorite poets, Henry David Thoreau. May he inspire you to live your lives to the fullest, spend time with nature, seek truth and always choose kindness and love. Follow you dreams; live deliberately, wild and free. “I learned this,...

Henry David Thoreau, philosopher of post-traumatic growth

In an age of destabilizing climate change, refugee crises, and global pandemics, with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on the rise, Thoreau’s Walden is more relevant than ever. Stepping to the beat of a different drum, simple living, appreciation of Nature, civil disobedience—these are themes often associated with nineteenth-century American...

WEEKNIGHTS AT THE WAGNER: Reflections on Henry David Thoreau

WEEKNIGHTS AT THE WAGNER is back! With the online event, Reflections on Henry David Thoreau: A Conversation with Gerald Early, James Marcus and Robert Sullivan. In a new volume of essays called "In Now Comes Good Sailing" (from Princeton University Press ) twenty-seven leading writers explore how Thoreau has influenced and inspired them and why his work has particular resonance in this time of climate, technological and racial reckoning.

Jo and Friedrich, Louisa May Alcott and Henry David Thoreau

There is a very compelling case to be made that Henry David Thoreau was the real-life Friedrich. When I read Little Women part 2 for the first time there was something that always puzzled me in Friedrich´s last name. I speak German and Bhaer is not German. Bhaer doesn´t mean anything. Baer without “h” is an actual German last name and means a bear. For years I actually thought that Bhaer was a typo, but if it was a typo why no one hasn´t fixed it for the past 150 years? unless.
Petoskey News-Review

Local author shares bond with late Henry David Thoreau

Mary Agria shares a literary bond with Henry David Thoreau. Both writers lean in close to observe and share their knowledge of nature, from seed to bud to foliage. But while Thoreau’s catalog is largely finite now (he died in 1862), Agria’s record continues to bloom, most recently with “An Itinerant Gardener’s Book of Days.”

Henry David Thoreau — The Original 'Social Distancer' — Has Newfound Relevancy During The Pandemic

You may not think you have too much in common with Henry David Thoreau — an American naturalist, author and philosopher from the 1800s. Thoreau is best known for his book "Walden," a reflection upon his two years living in the woods around Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Suddenly, his experience as the original “social-distancer” seems quite relevant.