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Walking / by Henry David Thoreau ; introduction by Adam Tuchinsky.

Author/creator Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 author.
Other author/creatorTuchinsky, Adam-Max, writer of introduction.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst hardcover edition.
Publication Info Thomaston, ME : Tilbury House Publishers, 2017.
Copyright Notice ©2017
Description107 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Abstract ""In Wildness is the preservation of the World," wrote Henry David Thoreau in his iconic deathbed essay "Walking." Published posthumously in 1862, "Walking" became a seminal influence in the environmental movement. "Above all," wrote Thoreau, "we cannot afford not to live in the present." He extolled walking as a delightful and necessary idleness, an antidote to the burdens of civilization, a means of immersing ourselves in nature and awakening to the moment. "Walking" is widely recognized as Thoreau's "other" masterpiece, Walden in a more concise form. Each reading of "Walking" offers new epiphanies from a writer and thinker who, two centuries after his birth in 1817, remains a towering figure in American nature writing. In the introduction to this book, Adam Tuchinsky accessibly and engagingly unpacks the essay's nineteenth-century associations and highlights the startling modernity of its sentiments."--Jacket flap.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (page 23).
ISBN9780884486138 hardcover
ISBN0884486133 hardcover

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