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Product Details

  • Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 17, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463701438
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463701437
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #419,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. He spent time as a school teacher after attending Harvard College but was dismissed for his refusal to administer corporal punishment. In 1845, wanting to write his first book, he moved to Walden Pond and built his cabin on land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It was during his time at Walden that Thoreau was imprisoned briefly for not paying taxes; this experience became the basis for his well-known essay "Civil Disobedience." He died of tuberculosis in 1862 at the age of 44.

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I love this just for the skill of assembling the English language.
ronaldeminks
Things like efficiency and purpose and even the search for personal perfection of body with all the attendant concern for how we are perceived physically are devalued.
tim Fitzmaurice
I enjoy reading Thoreau; he makes you think and digest what he is saying.
H

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By tim Fitzmaurice on August 23, 2013
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“I am alarmed when It happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit. “ (Henry David Thoreau, WALKING)

Thoreau has a very vigorous animosity against walking for exercise or efficiency--going from place to place with the least diversion. I am not sure what his deeper reasons for being ornery about it might be, but the attitude can be neatly characterized, and maybe pigeonholed, as a predictable Transcendentalist strategy against living only for physical reasons and not the more crucial, more mindful, transcendental purposes. These Transcedentalist writers of the middle 1800’s, including Emerson and others, were convinced that people were not fully achieving the spiritual, the loftier, aspect of life.

Clearly mindful walking, for Thoreau, can generate, a productive collision of our values, the values that the society inculcates in us. Things like efficiency and purpose and even the search for personal perfection of body with all the attendant concern for how we are perceived physically are devalued. For Thoreau walking was a ritual not a mechanical physical process or a mindless activity.

This long essay--for that is what it is--can be read in a few hours. But it is large in scope. It moves into a larger discussion of the necessity of wildness, the wildness of nature and of the environment and wildness in the internal make-up of human beings.

While WALKING is not as powerfully and tightly styled as Thoreau's greatest essays, it is genuine Thoreau, personally engaging, sometimes quotable, and often startlingly neighborly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Earl Branham on February 2, 2013
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I felt like strapping on a pack, and losing myself in the woods. Anyone seeking nature, or escaping civilization, even for an hour, should read this wonderful and thought provoking book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Judith Stoloff on January 23, 2013
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Rhapsodic ode to walking where city life, or farming, are not visible. Makes me yearn for a simpler past, but we can apply his views to our most open walk opportunities.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gabriel R Soares on January 22, 2013
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In this short essay. Thoreau explains in his own terms why men travels west. A fascination with sunsets is partly to blame for man's desire to search for that place in the horizon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By H on January 21, 2013
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I enjoy reading Thoreau; he makes you think and digest what he is saying. His word images and appreciation for nature are grounding.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert daggett on January 17, 2013
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Fleeting in subject, I still consider this to among his best work. The narration available is ok but not great.
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By Suz on June 10, 2014
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Thoreau saw the need to make sure that we seek out nature everyday in order to keep ourselves in balance. I liked the way he presented his material.
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If not to carry us away from our selves , our thoughts and worries of the moment, what does an author do? Thoreau uses word and sentence as mallet and chisel to free the David from a marble block. Genius is on display in this piece. I love this just for the skill of assembling the English language. Walking is the topic, wilderness the focus, and I dare say the eternal now the outcome. If there can be a Louvre of American literature this surely hangs in the same room as the Mona Lisa.
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