Synopses & Reviews
Robinson tells the story of a mind at work, focusing on Thoreau's idea of "natural life" as both a subject of study and a model for personal growth and ethical purpose. "The best, most thoughtful, most carefully worked out account of Thoreau's major ideas."--Robert D. Richardson, Jr., author of "Emerson: The Mind on Fire"
Traces--on the event of the sesquicentennial of Thoreau's "Walden--the evolution of the concept of "natural life" as an ethical standard in Thoreau's writings with an emphasis on the later phase of his career and his engagement with science and natural history.