"walden" and "civil disobedience"-henry david thoreau-9780140390445

"WALDEN" AND "CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE"

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'If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.' Disdainful of America's growing commercialism and industrialism, Henry David Thoreau left Concord, Massachusetts, in 1845 to live in solitude in the woods by Walden Pond. Walden, the classic account of his stay there, conveys at once a naturalist's wonder at the commonplace and a Transcendentalist's yearning for spiritual truth and self-reliance. But even as Thoreau disentangled himself from worldly matters, his solitary musings were often disturbed by his social conscience.'Civil Disobedience', expressing his antislavery and antiwar sentiments, has influe…
'If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.' Disdainful of America's growing commercialism and industrialism, Henry David Thoreau left Concord, Massachusetts, in 1845 to live in solitude in the woods by Walden Pond. Walden, the classic account of his stay there, conveys at once a naturalist's wonder at the commonplace and a Transcendentalist's yearning for spiritual truth and self-reliance. But even as Thoreau disentangled himself from worldly matters, his solitary musings were often disturbed by his social conscience.'Civil Disobedience', expressing his antislavery and antiwar sentiments, has influenced nonviolent resistance movements worldwide. Michael Meyer's introduction points out that Walden is not so much an autobiographical study as a 'shining example' of Transcendental individualism. So, too, 'Civil Disobedience' is less a call to political activism than a statement of Thoreau's insistence on living a life of principle.

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HENRY DAVID THOREAU

Nascut a Concord (Massachusetts) el 1817, va estudiar a Harvard i va rebre l'ajut i la influència de Ralph Waldo Emerson, que fins i tot el va contractar com a secretari personal. En els seus escrits Thoreau va defensar l'individu davant dels governs (que considerava injustos) i la vida senzilla, pròxima a la naturalesa, davant dels estralls del món modern i urbà. Profundament original i avançat, ha tingut una vasta influència en moviments moderns, com l'ecologisme i el pacifisme, i en personalitats tan rellevants com Tolstoi, Gandhi o Martin Luther King. Entre els seus llibres més destacats figuren Walden, o la vida als boscos i La desobediència civil. Va morir el 1862, als 45 anys Ver ficha del autor
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