Some of henry david thoreau’s most beautiful nature writing was inspired by the flowering trees and plants of Concord. Thoreau’s wildflowers features more than 200 of the black-and-white drawings originally created by Barry Moser for his first illustrated book, Flowering Plants of Massachusetts. An inveterate year-round rambler and journal keeper, and described his sightings of the floating water lily, dated, he faithfully recorded, the elusive wild azalea, and the late autumn foliage of the scarlet oak.
Thoreau's Wildflowers #ad - This inviting selection of thoreau’s best flower writings is arranged by day of the year and accompanied by Thoreau’s philosophical speculations and his observations of the weather and of other plants and animals.
Thoreau's AnimalsYale University Press #ad - From thoreau’s renowned journal, a treasury of memorable, funny, and sharply observed accounts of his encounters with the wild and domestic animals of Concord Many of the most vivid writings in the renowned Journal of Henry David Thoreau concern creatures he came upon when rambling the fields, forests, and wetlands of Concord and nearby communities.
This volume, is arranged by the days of the year, like its companion Thoreau’s Wildflowers, following the progress of the turning seasons. A selection of his original sketchbook drawings is included, along with thirty-five exquisite illustrations by naturalist and artist Debby Cotter Kaspari. Whether serenading the perch of walden pond with his flute, observing a battle between black and red ants, or engaging in a battle of wits with his family’s runaway pig, chasing a loon across the water’s surface, Thoreau penned his journal entries with the accuracy of a scientist and the deep spirituality of a transcendentalist and mystic.
Thoreau's Animals #ad - A keen and thoughtful observer, he wrote frequently about these animals, always sensitive to their mysteries and deeply appreciative of their beauty and individuality.
Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic PoetTimber Press #ad - By weaving together dickinson’s poems, and botanical art, excerpts from letters, contemporary and historical photography, McDowell offers an enchanting new perspective on one of America’s most celebrated but enigmatic literary figures. At her family home, she tended both a small glass conservatory and a flower garden.
Tracing a year in the garden, the book reveals details few know about Dickinson and adds to our collective understanding of who she was as a person. A visual treat as well as a literary one, emily dickinson’s Gardening Life will be deeply satisfying for gardeners and garden lovers, connoisseurs of botanical illustration, and those who seek a deeper understanding of the life and work of Emily Dickinson.
Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet #ad - The wall street journal emily dickinson was a keen observer of the natural world, but less well known is the fact that she was also an avid gardener—sending fresh bouquets to friends, including pressed flowers in her letters, and studying botany at Amherst Academy and Mount Holyoke. . In emily dickinson’s gardening life, award-winning author Marta McDowell explores Dickinson’s deep passion for plants and how it inspired and informed her writing.
Thoreau and the Language of TreesUniversity of California Press #ad - In short, he spoke their language. His lively essays show that trees were a thread connecting all parts of Thoreau’s being—heart, mind, and spirit. In this original book, the joy they gave him, his philosophical view of them, Richard Higgins explores Thoreau’s deep connections to trees: his keen perception of them, the poetry he saw in them, and how they fed his soul.
Thoreau’s words are as vivid now as they were in 1890, when an English naturalist wrote that he was unusually able to “to preserve the flashing forest colors in unfading light. Thoreau and the language of Trees shows that Thoreau, with uncanny foresight, believed trees were essential to the preservation of the world.
Thoreau and the Language of Trees #ad - His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could see the sap flowing beneath their bark. Trees were central to henry david Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, his thought, his work as a naturalist, and his inner life. When thoreau wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his own shadow in the air, he was speaking about himself.
. Included are one hundred excerpts from Thoreau’s writings about trees, paired with over sixty of the author’s photographs.
The Essays of Henry David ThoreauDancing Unicorn Books #ad - Included here are the service, wendell phillips before the concord lyceum, the landlord, slavery in massachusetts, herald of freedom, remarks after the hanging of John Brown, The Last Days of John Brown, Life Without Principle, Civil Disobedience, Paradise to be Regained, Reform and the Reformers, Thomas Carlyle and His Works, Autumnal Tints, Night and Moonlight, Wild Apples: The History of the Apple Tree, A Walk to Wachusett, A Plea for Captain John Brown, Walking, and The Highland Light.
Collected here are nineteen essays by Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau was one of America's best known and most influential writers. His work has helped shape the American Discourse and had a lasting effect on the environmental movement in America.
The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets WrongPenguin Books #ad - One hundred years after its first publication in august 1915, Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” is so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget that it is, in fact, a poem. Widely admired as the poetry columnist for The New York Times Book Review, Orr is the perfect guide for lay readers and experts alike.
A cultural “biography” of robert frost’s beloved poem, arguably the most popular piece of literature written by an American“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. And everyone remembers the traveler taking “the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference. But for a century readers and critics have fought bitterly over what the poem really says.
The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong #ad - . And yet in spite of this devotion, almost everyone gets the poem hopelessly wrong. David orr’s the road not taken dives directly into the controversy, illuminating the poem’s enduring greatness while revealing its mystifying contradictions. Orr offers a lively look at the poem’s cultural influence, its artistic complexity, and its historical journey from the margins of the First World War all the way to its canonical place today as a true masterpiece of American literature.
The road not taken” seems straightforward: a nameless traveler is faced with a choice: two paths forward, with only one to walk. Yet poetry it is, and Frost’s immortal lines remain unbelievably popular. The poem gives us a portrait of choice without making a decision itself.
Henry David Thoreau: A LifeUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - Yesterday I came here to live. That entry from the journal of henry David Thoreau, and the intellectual journey it began, would by themselves be enough to place Thoreau in the American pantheon. His attempt to “live deliberately” in a small woods at the edge of his hometown of Concord has been a touchstone for individualists and seekers since the publication of Walden in 1854.
But there was much more to Thoreau than his brief experiment in living at Walden Pond. What did that portend for the contemplative individual and abundant, wild nature that thoreau celebrated? Drawing on Thoreau’s copious writings, published and unpublished, Walls presents a Thoreau vigorously alive in all his quirks and contradictions: the young man shattered by the sudden death of his brother; the ambitious Harvard College student; the ecstatic visionary who closed Walden with an account of the regenerative power of the Cosmos.
Many books have taken up various aspects of thoreau’s character and achievements, mischievous, “Thoreau has never been captured between covers; he was too quixotic, but, as Laura Dassow Walls writes, many-sided. Two hundred years after his birth, and two generations after the last full-scale biography, Walls restores Henry David Thoreau to us in all his profound, inspiring complexity.
Henry David Thoreau: A Life #ad - Walls traces the full arc of thoreau’s life, when the american experiment still felt fresh and precarious, from his early days in the intellectual hothouse of Concord, and “America was a family affair, earned by one generation and about to pass to the next. By the time he died in 1862, thoreau had witnessed the transformation of his world from a community of farmers and artisans into a bustling, at only forty-four years of age, interconnected commercial nation.
The result is a thoreau unlike any seen since he walked the streets of Concord, a Thoreau for our time and all time. .
Robert Frost: A LifeHenry Holt and Co. #ad - While he depicts the various stages of Frost's colorful life, family tragedy, Parini also sensitively explores the poet's psyche, showing how he dealt with adversity, and depression. This fascinating reassessment of America's most popular and famous poet reveals a more complex and enigmatic man than many readers might expect.
Jay parini spent over twenty years interviewing friends of Robert Frost and working in the poet's archives at Dartmouth, Amherst, and elsewhere to produce this definitive and insightful biography of both the public and private man. By taking the reader into the poetry itself, which he reads closely and brilliantly, Parini offers an insightful road map to Frost's remarkable world.
The Journal of Henry David Thoreau, 1837-1861 New York Review Books ClassicsNYRB Classics #ad - Yet at roughly seven thousand pages, or two million words, it remains Thoreau’s least-known work. This reader’s edition, the largest one-volume edition of Thoreau’s Journal ever published, rhythms, is the first to capture the scope, and variety of the work as a whole. Henry david thoreau’s journal was his life’s work: the daily practice of writing that accompanied his daily walks, the revolving seasons, and a project in its own right—one of the most intensive explorations ever made of the everyday environment, the workshop where he developed his books and essays, and the changing self.
It is a treasure trove of some of the finest prose in English and, for those acquainted with it, its prismatic pages exercise a hypnotic fascination. Ranging freely over the world at large, the Journal is no less devoted to the life within. As thoreau says, “it is in vain to write on the seasons unless you have the seasons in you.
White HeatAnchor #ad - When dickinson sent higginson four of her poems he realized he had encountered a wholly original genius; their intense correspondence continued for the next quarter century. In white heat brenda wineapple tells an extraordinary story about poetry, politics, and love, one that sheds new light on her subjects and on the roiling America they shared.
. White heat is the first book to portray the remarkable relationship between America's most beloved poet and the fiery abolitionist who first brought her work to the public. As the civil war raged, an unlikely friendship was born between the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a literary figure who ran guns to Kansas and commanded the first Union regiment of black soldiers.
Solid Seasons: The Friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo EmersonCounterpoint #ad - Cramer beautifully illustrates the full nature of their twenty-five-year dialogue. A thoughtfully researched, movingly presented dual-biography of two iconic American writers, each trying to find the ideal friend with whom they could share their journey through our imperfect world. Any biography that concentrates on either Henry David Thoreau or Ralph Waldo Emerson tends to diminish the other figure, but in Solid Seasons both men remain central and equal.
But the solid seasons remained, in 1878, the English writer and friend of Whitman, Anne Burrows Gilchrist, as is evident when, visited Emerson. Biographers like to point at the crisis in their friendship, focusing particularly on Thoreau's disappointment in Emerson—rarely on Emerson's own disappointment in Thoreau—and leaving it there, a friendship ruptured.
Solid Seasons: The Friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson #ad - She wrote that his memory was failing "as to recent names and topics but as is usual in such cases all the mental impressions that were made when he was in full vigour remain clear and strong. As they chatted, in the next room, lidian, "What was the name of my best friend?""Henry Thoreau, Emerson called to his wife, " she answered.
Oh, yes, " Emerson repeated. Through several decades of writing, friendship remained a primary theme for them both. Collecting extracts from the letters and journals of both men, as well as words written about them by their contemporaries, Jeffrey S. Henry Thoreau. ".