The Road to Walden: 12 Life Lessons from a Sojourn to Thoreau's Cabin

Author: Kevin Dann
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Category: Literary Studies: General, Literary Reference Works, Mind, Body, Spirit: Thought & Practice, Mysticism, Magic & Ritual, Guidebooks, Travel Writing
Book Format: Paperback

When Henry David Thoreau launched his experiment in living at Walden Pond, he began by walking beyond the narrow limits of his neighbors, simply by putting himself at a mile remove from Concord's bourgeois epicenter--and a thousand-mile remove from stasis, complacency, and conformity. Kevin Dann emulates and extends Thoreau's experiment in radical self-education. Alternating between personal anecdotes from his spring 2017 walking pilgrimage and other traveler encounters and episodes told by Thoreau, Dann structures his book around 12 injunctions--distillations of seminal stories about overcoming convention and stasis.

About Kevin Dann
Historian, naturalist, and troubadour Kevin Dann is the acclaimed author of Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau, and books including Across the Great Border Fault: The Naturalist Myth in America and Lewis Creek Lost and Found. He received his PhD from Rutgers University in American History and Environmental History. Dann has taught at Rutgers, University of Vermont, and the State University of New York. In the spring of 2009, he walked from Montreal to Manhattan to commemorate the 400th anniversaries of Hudson's and Champlain's voyages, and, having crossed the Brooklyn Bridge, decided to make his home there.


SKU BK-9780143132837
Barcode # 9780143132837
Brand Penguin Putnam Inc
Artist / Author Kevin Dann
Shipping Weight 0.2000kg
Shipping Width 13.700m
Shipping Height 1.500m
Shipping Length 20.800m

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