As Kevin P. Van Anglen shows, Henry David Thoreau's passionate commitment to truth and to the integrity of the self has made his influence endure; reformers and writers like Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rachel Carson all were inspired by the example of his person, his beliefs, and his writings.(Harvard Review)
A brilliant new sampling of Thoreau's words... this collection stands as a document unto itself.... There is little that is routine or simplistic about this lovingly constructed--not to mention remarkably attractive--text. Van Anglen recognizes the breadth of intellect that underpinned the writings and utterances of Thoreau.(The Capital Times)
About the Author
K. P. Van Anglen is the author of The New England Milton: Literary Reception and Cultural Authority in the Early Republic and an editor of The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau. He is also the coeditor of Environment: An Interdisciplinary Anthology. He currently teaches English and American literature at Boston University and serves as an editor of the journal Religion and the Arts.