Posted in: ENG 382/ ENG 583 Introduction to Digital Studies F23 “House-Warming” reminds the reader of a very important caveat to Thoreau’s overall prescription of a slower and more thoughtful life spent in nature: one must devote oneself to some hard work in order to enjoy a fuller sort of peace. Henry David Thoreau […]
Posted in: ENG 382/ ENG 583 Introduction to Digital Studies F23 “Economy”Henry David Thoreau’s criticism of the social prioritization of fashion above the content of one’s character is surely a fittingly biting remark against the most superficial of today’s dressers, but it unfairly chastises the vast majority of the population who simply enjoy feeling appropriately […]
Posted in: ENG 382/ ENG 583 Introduction to Digital Studies F23 Reading is an art form that can be overlooked, especially in today’s world when everything is digital. Thoreau addresses essentialness of literature in his essay “Reading” claiming, “[Reading] is the work of art nearest to life itself. It may be translated into every language, […]
Posted in: Choate RH 2022 In reply to Max. What do you think those things are (i.e. "what is truly important and meaningful in life"), what Thoreau elsewhere calls the bedrock of existence? What are they for Thoreau? What are they for you?