Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781490611785


Page: N.A

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With his bare hands, an axe, and a plentiful supply of Yankee grit, Thoreau carved out his own way of life and thought on the banks of Walden Pond. His meditations ring as true as ever.

Walden - Leben in den Wäldern

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849611434


Page: 322

View: 803

Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. In Walden beschreibt Thoreau sein Leben in einer Blockhütte, die er sich 1845 in den Wäldern von Concord (Massachusetts) am See Walden Pond baute, um dort für mehr als zwei Jahre der industrialisierten Massengesellschaft der jungen USA den Rücken zu kehren. Nach eigener Aussage ging es ihm dabei jedoch nicht um eine naive Weltflucht, sondern um den Versuch, einen alternativen und ausgewogenen Lebensstil zu verwirklichen. Das 1854 veröffentlichte Buch kann nicht als Roman im eigentlichen Sinne angesehen werden, vielmehr ist es eine Zusammenfassung und Ausformung seiner Tagebucheinträge, die er in den symbolischen Zyklus eines Jahres integriert und zusammenfasst. Dabei ist sein Stil geprägt von hoher Flexibilität und Sprachkunst, die die Übertragung in andere Sprachen oft erschwert hat. (aus wikipedia.de)


Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Walden Two

Author: B. F. Skinner

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603844178

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 3623

This fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct.

Walden, Or, Life in the Woods

Bold-faced Ideas for Living a Truly Transcendent Life

Author: Henry David Thoreau,Laura Ross

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402766671

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 445

View: 827

An innovative and beautiful new take on a beloved classic. Though it had only a modest 2,000-copy first printing in 1854 (which took five years to sell out), Walden; or, Life in the Woods is now one of the world's most widely read books, having sold millions of copies. Thoreau's timeless reflections on his two-year sojourn of self-reliance by Walden Pond still inspire us to search for deeper meaning, greater harmony and more serenity in today's fast-paced world. This pocket-size edition draws us even more profoundly into Thoreau's musings: it features highlighted passages to ponder, an introduction that examines the text from a contemporary perspective and reflective writing exercises (with lined pages to write on). These special extras, with Thoreau's provocative words, provide further motivation for cultivating happiness and making positive life changes.


Author: Michael T. Dolan

Publisher: Conversari House

ISBN: 0977937909

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

View: 3366

WALDEN tells the tragic and poignant story of Walden XVI, a student at University struggling to find his identity. Live just one day through Walden's eyes and you'll discover an unforgettable tale of freedom and revolution that is both hilarious and tragic. This tightly-woven narrative is a journey of discovery that will stop you in your tracks.

Harvey Walden's No Excuses! Fitness Workout

Author: Harvey Walden, IV

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781594867460

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 2875

Introduces a fitness program that combines cardio and strength-training routines, along with inspirational anecdotes, motivational tips, nutritional guidelines, relaxation techniques, and suggestions on how to make the best use of limited time.

WALDEN (Zweisprachige Ausgabe: Deutsch-Englisch)

Author: Henry David Thoreau,Wilhelm Nobbe

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027215013

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 684

View: 2579

Walden oder Leben in den Wäldern ist ein Buch des US-amerikanischen Schriftstellers Henry David Thoreau aus dem Jahr 1854, das zum "Klassiker aller Alternativen" wurde. In Walden beschreibt Thoreau sein Leben in einer Blockhütte, in den Wäldern. Nach eigener Aussage ging es ihm dabei jedoch nicht um eine naive Weltflucht, sondern um den Versuch, einen alternativen und ausgewogenen Lebensstil zu verwirklichen. - Walden; or, Life in the Woods is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built amidst woodland.


Volatile Truths

Author: Martin Bickman

Publisher: Twayne Publishers


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 139

View: 3517

Chronicles the life and work of Thoreau, and provides a bibliography of works by and about him

New Essays on Walden

Author: Robert F. Sayre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521424820

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 117

View: 8622

A review of Thoreau's classic from four important contemporary perspectives - promotional, ecological, philosophical and literary - is prefaced by a short biography of the author, an account of the writing of Walden, and a summary of other critical views.


Author: Henry D. Thoreau

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5874449752

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 811


Walden and Civil Disobedience

Author: Henry David Thoreau,W. S. Merwin

Publisher: Signet Classic

ISBN: 9780451532169

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 6219

Presents "Walden," in which Thoreau describes his two-year residence at Walden Pond in a small house of his own construction, and "Civil Disobedience," a protest against governmental interference with individual rights and liberty.

Walden West

Author: August Derleth

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299135942

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

View: 7375

Among the state's most luminous assets is August Derleth, the internationally famous author of more than 150 books, many celebrating the Midwest and its people.Walden West, reissued here for the first time since its original publication in 1961, is considered by many to be Derleth's masterpiece. Derleth was a chronicler with his ear uniquely attuned to this northern region. In his Sac Prairie Saga, of whichWalden West is the crowning volume, he captures the essences of midwestern village life with his distinctive combination of narrative and prose-poetry. The book is a seamless series of anecdotes, meditations, character sketches, evocations of the landscape, and celebrations of its human and animal life. In sections such as “The choir of the frogs,” and “Oh, the smell of the grass,” and “Mrs. Opal Kralz” we meet, in all their small-town particularity, rich symbols of America's rural origins and experience. In other sections—“The voices of the wind are endless in their variety” and “If there is one winter voice informed with wildness”—we are treated to the music of the land. And in others still—”Millie Pohlmann,” “Old Mrs. Block,” “The Buchenau Women”—we sample the inimitable melody the people bring to their places. In all cases it is a feast. Derleth himself called Walden West “an exposition on three related themes: on the persistence of memory; on the sounds and odors of the country; of Thoreau—the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” But one also comes away from these pages with a sense of the comedy and lyricism of the American rural experience, of the rootedness of its people to their land, and of the miraculous, teeming variety of the land itself. It is a gift to us all that the book is now available again.

Walden, Civil Disobedience, and Other Writings

Authoritative Texts, Journal, Reviews and Posthumous Assessments, Criticism

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393930900

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 672

View: 8827

This revised and expanded Third Edition adds three important post-Walden essays, "Slavery in Massachusetts," "Walking," and "Wild Apples," bringing the full scope of Thoreau's mature powers to twenty-first-century readers. The texts are accompanied by explanatory annotations, Thoreau's survey of Walden Pond, and the 1852 Walling map of Concord village and its environs.

The Senses of Walden

An Expanded Edition

Author: Stanley Cavell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226098135

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 2451

Stanley Cavell, one of America's most distinguished philosophers, has written an invaluable companion volume to Walden, a seminal book in our cultural heritage. This expanded edition includes two essays on Emerson.

Walden by Haiku

Author: Ian Marshall

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820336157

Category: Poetry

Page: 272

View: 9835

In this intriguing literary experiment, Ian Marshall presents a collection of nearly three hundred haiku that he extracted from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden and documents the underlying similarities between Thoreau's prose and the art of haiku. Although Thoreau would never have encountered the Japanese haiku tradition, the way in which the most important ideas in Walden find expression in the most haikulike language suggests that Thoreau at Walden Pond and the haiku master Basho at his "old pond" might have drunk at the same well. Walden and the tradition of haiku share an aesthetic that embodies ideas in natural images, dissolves boundaries between self and world, emphasizes simplicity, and honors both solitude and humble, familiar objects. Marshall examines each of these aesthetic principles and offers a relevant collection of "found" haiku. In the second part of the book, he explains his process of finding the haiku in the text, breaking down each chapter of Walden to highlight the imagery and poetic language embedded in the most powerful passages. Marshall's exploration not only provides a fresh perspective on haiku, but also sheds new light on Thoreau's much-studied text and lays the foundation for a clearer understanding of the aesthetics of American nature writing.

Beyond Walden

The Hidden History of America's Kettle Lakes and Ponds

Author: Robert Thorson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802719836

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 4485

Acclaimed geologist Robert Thorson has been fascinated by kettle lakes ever since his youth in the upper Midwest. As with historic stone walls, each kettle lake has a story to tell, and each is emblematic of the interplay between geology and history. Beyond Walden covers the natural history of kettle lakes, a band of small lakes that extends from the prairie potholes of Montana to the cranberry bogs of Cape Cod. Kettle lakes were formed by glaciers and are recognizable by their round shape and deep waters. Kettles are the most common and widely distributed "species" of natural lake in the United States. They have no inlet or outlet streams so they are essentially natural wells tapping the groundwater. Isolated from one another, each lake has its own personality, and is vulnerable to pollution and climate warming. The most famous kettle lake is Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts; but northern Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota are most closely associated with them. These lakes have had a tremendous impact on the livelihood and lifestyles of peoples of the area--Native Americans, early explorers and settlers, and the locals and tourists who now use the lakes for recreation. Thorson explores lake science: how kettle lakes are different from other lakes, what it takes to keep all lakes healthy, how global warming and other factors affect lakes. Beyond Walden has a strong environmental message, and will do for the kettle lakes of America's Heartland--and beyond--what Stone by Stone did for the historic stone walls of New England.

Henny Walden

Memoiren einer vergessenen Soubrette

Author: Silke Schütze

Publisher: dotbooks

ISBN: 3955205231

Category: Fiction

Page: 293

View: 7822

„Lieber auf dem Diwan räkeln / Als am Haushaltsgeld zu mäkeln. / Lieber Tanz und Dollerei / Als die olle Kocherei! / In der Küche stehn beim Topf? / Ab mit diesem alten Zopf!“ Deutschland in den 20er Jahren. Henriette Elisabeth Wuttke hält es nicht mehr aus in der bedrückenden Enge und Biederkeit der Provinz. Wie viele andere junge Frauen zieht es sie in die brodelnde Metropole Berlin. Hier wird aus der braven Lehrertochter die kecke Henny Walden, die sich alles traut. Ihr Ziel: Als Dichterin und Sängerin berühmt zu werden. Hennys unkomplizierter Charme verschafft ihr schnell Zugang zu den Künstlercliquen der Weimarer Republik. Immer wieder scheint das große Glück zum Greifen nah – doch stets kommt es anders, als Henny denkt... Spannend, bewegend und amüsant wie eine Kabarett-Revue: Das Porträt einer faszinierenden Frau, die fest entschlossen ist, im Leben nicht in der zweiten Reihe zu stehen. Jetzt als eBook: „Henny Walden" von Silke Schütze. dotbooks - der eBook-Verlag.