1300 36 33 32

New Essays on Walden reviews Thoreau's classic from four important perspectives. Lawrence Buell explains how decisions by Thoreau's publisher combined with promotion of Thoreau by early Thoreauvians, literary critics and reviewers turned Walden into a classic. Nature writer and ecologist Anne LaBastille writes of her own responses to Walden. H. Daniel Peck examines how the pastoralism of Walden serves to contain not only the forces of industrialism and commerce in American society but also psychic forces in Thoreau's inner life. Finally Michael Fischer re-evaluates Walden in the light of modern literary theory, finding that Thoreau's forthrightness in presenting and analyzing his own politics disarms his skeptical critics. In introducing these new essays, Robert F. Sayre provides a masterful short biography of Thoreau, an account of the writing of Walden, and a summary of other critical views.

Buy New Essays on Walden book by Robert F. Sayre from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521424820
ISBN-10: 0521424828
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 8mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about New Essays on Walden book by Robert F. Sayre and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

Books By Author Robert F. Sayre

Thoreau and the American Indians by Robert F. Sayre

Thoreau and the American Indians

Paperback, July 2014
New Essays on 'Walden' by Robert F. Sayre

New Essays on 'Walden'

Hardback, October 1992