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Thoreau and the Art of Life Reflections on Nature and the Mystery of Existence

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ISBN-10: 1556438834

ISBN-13: 9781556438837

Edition: 2009

Authors: Henry David Thoreau, Roderick MacIver, Roderick MacIver

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Featuring nearly 100 luminous watercolor illustrations,Thoreau and the Art of Lifecollects eloquent passages from the writingsof the seminal author and philosopher. Drawn mainly fromhis journals, the short excerpts provide fascinating insight intohis thought processes by presenting his raw, unedited feelingsabout the things that meant the most to him. The book reflectsThoreau's deep beliefs and ideas about nature, relationships, creativity,spirituality, aging, simplicity, and wisdom. By eloquentlyexpressing his thoughts about life and what gives it value, heleads the reader to a closer examination of life. Thoreau's workasks us to live our own truths with joy and discipline and to…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 3/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 116
Size: 8.54" wide x 8.54" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

In September 1842, Nathaniel Hawthorne noted this social encounter in his journal: "Mr. Thorow dined with us yesterday. He is a singular character---a young man with much of wild original nature still remaining in him; and so far as he is sophisticated, it is in a way and method of his own. He is as ugly as sin, long-nosed, queer-mouthed, and with uncouth and somewhat rustic, although courteous manners, corresponding very well with such an exterior. But his ugliness is of an honest and agreeable fashion, and becomes him much better than beauty. On the whole, I find him a healthy and wholesome man to know." Most responses to Thoreau are as ambiguously respectful as was Hawthorne's. Thoreau…