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A Week in Literary History

July 12th, 2002

In 1817, American writer Henry David Thoreau (Walden, 1854) is born in Concord, Mass.

thoreaubybrady.jpgHenry David Thoreau, b. July 12, 1817, d. 1862

Along with Hemingway, he is one of the two great polarizing figures in American literature: you either hate ’em or love ’em. Thoreau didn’t withdraw from society nearly as far as he made out in Walden, and his views on materialism didn’t work well for the programs that latter-day followers tried to stuff them into. But his clarion voice of personal conscience will never be out of-date.

Suggested Reading Nature Studies & Essays A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, 1849. Walden, or Life in the Woods, 1854. The Maine Woods, 1864. Cape Cod, 1865.

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