Posted in: General Discussion This is a perceptive comment by Alireza, which asks us to probe deeper into Thoreau's writing; always difficult, but always rewarding in the end. As inspired by Alireza, I wonder if the passage also touches on the complex/intricate temporalities at play in Walden. To begin with the well-known 101 literal level, two […]
Posted in: Emerson-Thoreau SUNY Geneseo Thoreau did not drink wine, or even tea or coffee, but here he is about to drink his own house! The way he talks of the sweetness of the gum in the timber of his house one would imagine he was really about to drink it.
Posted in: Emerson-Thoreau SUNY Geneseo I believe the reason Thoreau tells us that the beginning of his stay at Walden Pond on America's Independence Day was an accident is that he does want that particular day to be considered more important. He preferred the Independence Day to coincide with his first day in the woods […]