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In 1845 Thoreau leased some land owned by his friend and mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson on Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts, and lived in a cabin on it for two years, two months, and two days. The experience gave Thoreau the chance to make kee

In 1845 Thoreau leased some land owned by his friend and mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson on Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts, and lived in a cabin on it for two years, two months, and two days. The experience gave Thoreau the chance to make keen observations on the world around him. The result became an American classic: Walden explores not only the soul of the searching Thoreau, but defines what it means to be a truly free person, and distills the essence of our relationship of Nature.

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Ha scritto il 08/09/11
i went to the woods because I ...
Ha scritto il 01/03/10
i appreciate how he appreciates solitude and that distance is a form of intimacy ...
Ha scritto il 22/07/09
MY FAVOURITE BOOK
Written during the two years Thoreau spent living in the Walden woods in a cabin which he built. What an amazing book! His writings stem from his experiment in self-sustaining living and explore the topic of "how we should best live our lives." What ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 03/02/09
Writer composes this lake's life free and easily though, but it's a little bit insipid to me unfortunately.
Ha scritto il 01/02/09
Quite interesting. It is still a topical book under many aspects (like working a life to pay a mortgage). It can be extremely boring in its description of Nature.

Something I really liked:
"I had three pieces of limestone on my desk, but

Something I really liked:
"I had three pieces of limestone on my desk, but I was terrified to find that they required to be dusted daily, when the furniture of my mind was alla undusted still, and threw them out the window in disgust. How, then , could I have a furnished house?I would rather sit in the open air, for no dust gathers on the grass, unless where man has broken ground. " ...Continua


Ha scritto il Feb 28, 2009, 15:38
"Tutta la terra che abitiamo è solo un punto nello spazio. Quanto credete che distino tra loro i due più lontani abitanti di quella stella laggiù, l'ampiezza del cui disco non può essere apprezzata con i nostri strumenti? Perchè dovrei sentirmi solo? ...Continua
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