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Critical essays on Henry David Thoreau's Walden / [edited by] Joel Myerson.

Contributor(s): Myerson, Joel.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Critical essays on American literature: Publisher: Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, c1988Description: ix, 254 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0816188858 (alk. paper); 9780816188857 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862. Walden | Thoreau, 1817-1862 WaldenAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Critical essays on Henry David Thoreau's Walden.DDC classification: 818/.303 LOC classification: PS3048 | .C75 1988Other classification: 18.06 Also issued online.
Contents:
Introduction -- Life in the woods / Anonymous -- How to live: Mr. Thoreau's example, and, Reply, Timothy Thorough, and Horace Greeley? -- Notice of Walden / Anonymous -- Thoreau's Life in the woods / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Notice of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / John Sullivan Dwight -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Gamaliel Bailey? -- A yankee Diogenes / Charles Frederick Briggs -- Review of Walden / Andrew Preston Peabody? -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Elizabeth Barstow Stoddard -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / D'A -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of A week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers and Walden / Lydia Maria Child? -- Town and rural humbugs / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / George Eliot -- The bases of character / Horace Greeley -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Thoreau: a disparagement / Llewelyn Powys -- Resolution at Walden / Sherman Paul -- On the organic structure of Walden / Lauriat Lane, Jr. -- The movement of Thoreau's prose / John C. Broderick -- Five ways of looking at Walden / Walter Harding -- The extra-vagant maneuver: paradox in Walden / Joseph J. Moldenhauer -- The functional satire of Thoreau's hermit and poet / Robert R. Hodges -- Reflections in Walden Pond: Thoreau's optics / Richard J. Schneider -- The transcendental georgic in Walden / James S. Tillman -- Walden's false bottoms / Walter Benn Michaels -- The psychological rhetoric of Walden / Richard H. Dillman -- Delving and diving for truth: breaking through to bottom in Thoreau's Walden / Joseph Allen Boone -- Walden and the "curse of the trade" / Michael T. Gilmore -- The great bean field hoax: Thoreau and the agricultural reformers / Robert A. Gross -- Henry Thoreau and the wisdom of words / Philip F. Gura -- Revolution and renewal: the genres of Walden / Linck C. Johnson -- The social ethics of Walden / Robert D. Richardson, Jr.
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PS3048 .A1 1969B Walden. PS3048 .A1 1971 Walden. PS3048 .C3 1972 The senses of Walden. PS3048 .C75 1988 Critical essays on Henry David Thoreau's Walden / PS3048 .H46 1987 Henry David Thoreau's Walden / PS3048 .R8 Twentieth century interpretations of Walden; PS3048 .S5 The making of Walden,

Includes bibliographies and index.

Also issued online.

Introduction -- Life in the woods / Anonymous -- How to live: Mr. Thoreau's example, and, Reply, Timothy Thorough, and Horace Greeley? -- Notice of Walden / Anonymous -- Thoreau's Life in the woods / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Notice of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / John Sullivan Dwight -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Gamaliel Bailey? -- A yankee Diogenes / Charles Frederick Briggs -- Review of Walden / Andrew Preston Peabody? -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Elizabeth Barstow Stoddard -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / D'A -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of A week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers and Walden / Lydia Maria Child? -- Town and rural humbugs / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / George Eliot -- The bases of character / Horace Greeley -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Review of Walden / Anonymous -- Thoreau: a disparagement / Llewelyn Powys -- Resolution at Walden / Sherman Paul -- On the organic structure of Walden / Lauriat Lane, Jr. -- The movement of Thoreau's prose / John C. Broderick -- Five ways of looking at Walden / Walter Harding -- The extra-vagant maneuver: paradox in Walden / Joseph J. Moldenhauer -- The functional satire of Thoreau's hermit and poet / Robert R. Hodges -- Reflections in Walden Pond: Thoreau's optics / Richard J. Schneider -- The transcendental georgic in Walden / James S. Tillman -- Walden's false bottoms / Walter Benn Michaels -- The psychological rhetoric of Walden / Richard H. Dillman -- Delving and diving for truth: breaking through to bottom in Thoreau's Walden / Joseph Allen Boone -- Walden and the "curse of the trade" / Michael T. Gilmore -- The great bean field hoax: Thoreau and the agricultural reformers / Robert A. Gross -- Henry Thoreau and the wisdom of words / Philip F. Gura -- Revolution and renewal: the genres of Walden / Linck C. Johnson -- The social ethics of Walden / Robert D. Richardson, Jr.

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CHOICE Review

This three-part collection differs from previous collections of "critical essays" on Walden primarily by providing an exhaustive and otherwise difficult-of-access collection of early reviews. The second and third sections of extensive but inevitably biased sampling of scholarly opinion, pro and con, and a group of three essays either written or revised especially for this collection are weaker. The sampling of opinion suggests "up-dating"; there is also a suggestion--in P. Gura's essay, which oversimplifies and overemphasizes Thoreau's supposed debt to Kraitsir; in L. Johnson's essay, which speculates endlessly upon possible genre models for Walden; and in R. Richardson's essay, which ably if cautiously defends Thoreau against Lowell's notorious attack--that the academic industry called "Thoreau studies" has become something else than the study of Thoreau. If anything, the book shows clearly that opinions about Thoreau have not changed much since Walden appeared: the tough-minded "nominalist" type still thinks Thoreau is a jerk, while the tender-minded "realist" type still thinks Thoreau is a cultural hero. J. Myerson's introduction guides the reader through such dichotomies of opinion. Nonetheless, highly recommended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students more interested in Walden's reputation than in Walden itself. -R. P. Tripp, Jr., University of Denver

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Joel Myerson (born 1945) is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English Language and Literature at the University of South Carolina. He has edited many books about the works of such American literary figures as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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