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Essential Thoreau: Excerpts from the Journal of Henry David Thoreau Abridged Edition
Contributor(s): Thoreau, Henry David, MacLeish, Archibald (Narrator)

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ISBN: 0061720968     ISBN-13: 9780061720963
Publisher: Caedmon Audio Cassette
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Binding Type: Compact Disc - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 2009

Annotation: One Great Author. One Great CD.

"'What are you doing now?' he asked. 'Do you keep a journal?' So I make my first entry today."

With these words, in response to prodding from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau embarked on a writing enterprise--his "Journal"--that occupied him continuously over the entire period of his literary career, from 1837 to 1862. In one sense Thoreau's "Journal" is his greatest achievement as a writer, the remarkable record of a remarkable man's view of the world. Ranging in topic from entries titled "Young Women at Parties" to "Sunlight after Storm," the "Journal" is neither diary nor autobiography in the usual meaning of these terms, because the daily chronicle and the narrative of outward events are minor aspects of this voluminous work. The "Journal" is clearly not the work of a diarist, but the notebook of a writer dedicated to the continuous practice of composition.

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BISAC Categories:
- Literary Collections | American
Dewey: 810
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Fiction
Physical Information: 5.00" H x 5.50" W x 0.25" (0.15 lbs)
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