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United States writer and social critic (1817-1862)

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Published in 2013, Thoreauvian Modernities offers a collection of new essays giving evidence for the latter claim.
The so-called Thoreauvian vision would also be present in the nature of his dream of justice and equality for the black community, in his political option of domestic compromise and international solidarity, and eventually in his personal transformation when confronting "failure" in the form of persistent racism on his return from his Spanish experience.
At this site Joel Sternfeld has catalogued, with Thoreauvian attention to detail, the variety and bounty of what the photographs' titles identify as the East Meadows.
Part of the joy of bringing oneself so near oblivion is found not only in the benefits of Thoreauvian self-culture, and its corrective emotional response.
When Jackson's Island stays near-apocalyptically flooded for a couple of days rabbits, turtles and "such things" appear on every broken-down tree, "so tame, on account of being hungry, that you could paddle right up and put your hand on them if you wanted to" (obiter dictum, there is no trace anywhere in the novel of the coveted Thoreauvian icons of wildness: the loon, the moose, or the beaver).
It was in this intensely-urban, Goddardian setting that Thomas Larter's descendants lived out their lives of Thoreauvian 'quiet desperation'.
eloquent "majority of one" and Thoreauvian voice of dissent.
Lewis's attachment to the wilderness can be connected to his Thoreauvian faith (often expressed in his letters and essays) (1) in the restorative potential of nature, but it also represents his modern awareness of both the seductive power and inevitable failure of this nostalgic pastoral impulse.
To understand Thoreauvian transparency is to feel the force of a seeming contradiction troubling the pages of Walden: the book's persistent call for simplicity in a bewilderingly complex style.
To return to a Thoreauvian image, Danticat is not so much a sojourner--someone, as the French word sejourner implies--who can cover a particular area in one day--but a saunterer (from the French sainte terre)--someone who makes a pilgrimage from a particular country to the Holy Land, la sainte terre d'Haiti.
The assignment asks students to conceive their own Thoreauvian vision of the natural world, encouraging them to engage in Walden's practice of sustained attention to detail and complex use of analogy.
McKay's poem retains and adapts to the exigencies of the Jamaican climate the practical provisions which foreground Yeats's island retreat: where Yeats has his honey and his Thoreauvian bean-rows, McKay ensures that his cabin has a 'Roof strong enough to keep out season rain', the heavy rains of the West Indian May and October.
Then he explains to Henry that his purpose in visiting Waldon Pond is "to become more a Thoreauvian, and with that perspective better to explain to you, and in reality to others and not least to myself, what has happened to the world we both have loved.
In his last conversation with Ludy, Stephen, freed finally from his legacies of familial guilt and loss, makes Thoreauvian resolutions to "simplify" and "live deliberately," and then he is gone.
Silence, as Bronk transmutes it in a sort of lineal refinement of Thoreauvian thought, is "a refuge from the finality of experience" (VSC 128).