Walden /

Main Author: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.
Other Authors: Shanley, J. Lyndon 1910-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2004.
Edition: 150th anniversary ed.
Series: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862. Works. 1971.
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Review by Booklist Review

Andre Gregory re-creates the blinded Lusseyran's courage with engaging skill. Listeners experience Lusseyran's compelling faith in the ultimate goodness of life; there is no hint of sentimentality or facetiousness here. Likewise, the Levines recall how their lives were transformed by love and courage. After being given a poor prognosis for curing her cancer, Ondrea was healed through acupuncture and faith. In this radio interview, the Levines reveal their charming, unabashed intimacy. Woodman carefully details how the untapped feminine resources inside both women and men should be fully developed if we are to make a better world. Michael O'Keefe's reading of Walden has a very matter-of-fact purity to it. Listeners hear Thoreau's choice criticisms of his fellow citizens delivered with editorial-like resolution.--Joseph Keppler

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Review by Library Journal Review

Just 150 years ago, Houghton's predecessor, Ticknor & Fields, published a book called Walden by an unknown writer that has since made history. Here is an anniversary edition, which costs just half a cent less than the price Thoreau paid to build his cabin. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by School Library Journal Review

YA‘An unintended effect of the cultural diversity curriculum is that we lose touch with seminal works such as Walden. Written for an audience thoroughly versed in Western tradition, many of Thoreau's metaphors and references are unrecognizable to today's students. Though some references were intended to prove his erudition, one is chagrined at the number of necessary explications of standard classical concepts. Though some annotations are noisy comments upon Thoreau's life, most are informative and enhance the work. Many YAs will view Thoreau's natural essays as he intended, thanks to Harding's efforts. A must for libraries.‘Hugh McAloon, Prince William County Public Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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