Wild Fruits: Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript

4,13 valoración promedio
( 97 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780393321159: Wild Fruits: Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript

"This wonderful book is both a practical and a philosophical field guide to the natural gifts of the American countryside."―Audubon

The final harvest of our great nature writer’s last years, Wild Fruits presents Thoreau’s distinctly American gospel―a sacramental vision of nature in which "the tension between Thoreau the naturalist and Thoreau the missionary for nature’s wonders invigorates nearly every page" (Time). In transcribing the 150-year-old manuscript’s cryptic handwriting and complex notations, Thoreau specialist Bradley Dean has performed a "heroic feat of decipherment" (Booklist) to bring this great work to light. Readers will discover "passages that reach for the transcendentalist ideal of writing new scriptures, yet grounding this Bible in a vision of practical ecology" (Boston). Beautifully illustrated throughout with line drawings of the natural life Thoreau considers on his walks, Wild Fruits is "well worth any nature lover’s attention" (Christian Science Monitor). Illustrated with line drawings

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Review:

Henry David Thoreau was 44 years old when he died of tuberculosis in the early spring of 1862. He had acquired a measure of notoriety in his lifetime largely for his fervent support of abolitionism and his refusal to pay taxes to support the American war of conquest against Mexico, the subject of his widely circulated pamphlet Civil Disobedience. Closer to his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts, he was known as something of an eccentric who kept a home in the woods and took long walks when the citizens of the town were at work or church.

We scarcely know Thoreau better, writes archivist and scholar Bradley Dean: we still remember him today for having spent time in jail and spinning philosophy out of the New England woods. On the strength of this lost, and now published, final manuscript of Thoreau's, Dean would have us think of him as a protoecologist, and for very good reason. In the last years of his life, Thoreau resolved to learn better the science behind nature, and in Wild Fruits he collected the lore and facts surrounding the plants around his home, observing such things as the quantity of chestnuts that local trees were producing, the myriad shapes of pine cones as they unfold, the taste of "fever bush," and the smell of sweet gale.

The unfinished manuscript, cataloging dozens of species, affords a fascinating glimpse into Thoreau's method as an amateur student of nature--a method worthy of close study and imitation. Dean adds greatly to it with his intelligent commentary, which revisits Thoreau's sources, corrects a few of his errors, and emphasizes the writer's importance to natural history and belles-lettres alike. --Gregory McNamee

About the Author:

Bradley P. Dean, an independent scholar living in West Peterborough, New Hampshire, has written extensively on Thoreau's life and writings, and has edited two of Thoreau's previously unpublished booklength manuscripts.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Henry D. Thoreau, Henry David Thoreau
Editorial: W. W. Norton & Company (2001)
ISBN 10: 0393321150 ISBN 13: 9780393321159
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 9
Librería
DIANE Publishing Co.
(Darby, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción W. W. Norton & Company, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. 100% Money Back Guarantee! Ships within 1 business day, includes tracking. Carefully packed. Serving satisfied customers since 1987. Nº de ref. de la librería 125294

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 5,97
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Thoreau, Henry D.; Dean, Bradley P. [Editor]; Rorer, Abigail [Illustrator];
Editorial: W. W. Norton & Company (2001)
ISBN 10: 0393321150 ISBN 13: 9780393321159
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Dionysos Books
(Arabi, LA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción W. W. Norton & Company, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería 161210243

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,54
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Thoreau, Henry D.
Editorial: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393321150 ISBN 13: 9780393321159
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
Crashing Rocks Books
(Punta Gorda, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción W. W. Norton & Company. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0393321150 New Book. May have shelf wear from storage. Ships Fast with tracking!. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780393321159

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,15
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,43
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

THOREAU,HENRY DAVID
Editorial: WW Norton Publishers
ISBN 10: 0393321150 ISBN 13: 9780393321159
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción WW Norton Publishers. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0393321150

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,82
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,01
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Thoreau, Henry D.
ISBN 10: 0393321150 ISBN 13: 9780393321159
Nuevos Cantidad: 2
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2001. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780393321159

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,37
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,43
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Henry David Thoreau; Editor-Bradley P. Dean; Illustrator-Abigail Rorer
Editorial: W. W. Norton & Company (2001)
ISBN 10: 0393321150 ISBN 13: 9780393321159
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Poverty Hill Books
(La Grange, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción W. W. Norton & Company, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. BRAND NEW COPY, Perfect Shape, Not a Remainder, No Black Remainder Mark, MH230-708Fast Shipping With Online Tracking, International Orders shipped Global Priority Air Mail, All orders handled with care and shipped promptly in secure packaging, we ship Mon-Sat and send shipment confirmation emails. Our customer service is friendly, we answer emails fast, accept returns and work hard to deliver 100% Customer Satisfaction!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0807010024

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,38
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,43
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Thoreau, Henry D.
Editorial: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393321150 ISBN 13: 9780393321159
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción W. W. Norton & Company. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0393321150 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Nº de ref. de la librería SWATI2132345673

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,51
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,43
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Bradley P. Dean, Henry David Thoreau and Abigail R
ISBN 10: 0393321150 ISBN 13: 9780393321159
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97803933211591.0

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,98
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,43
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Henry D. Thoreau
Editorial: WW Norton Co, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0393321150 ISBN 13: 9780393321159
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción WW Norton Co, United States, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Abigail Rorer Ilustrador. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. The final harvest of our great nature writer s last years, Wild Fruits presents Thoreau s distinctly American gospel-a sacramental vision of nature in which the tension between Thoreau the naturalist and Thoreau the missionary for nature s wonders invigorates nearly every page (Time). In transcribing the 150-year-old manuscript s cryptic handwriting and complex notations, Thoreau specialist Bradley Dean has performed a heroic feat of decipherment (Booklist) to bring this great work to light. Readers will discover passages that reach for the transcendentalist ideal of writing new scriptures, yet grounding this Bible in a vision of practical ecology (Boston). Beautifully illustrated throughout with line drawings of the natural life Thoreau considers on his walks, Wild Fruits is well worth any nature lover s attention (Christian Science Monitor). Nº de ref. de la librería AAC9780393321159

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,99
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Henry D. Thoreau
Editorial: WW Norton Co, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0393321150 ISBN 13: 9780393321159
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción WW Norton Co, United States, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Abigail Rorer Ilustrador. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. The final harvest of our great nature writer s last years, Wild Fruits presents Thoreau s distinctly American gospel-a sacramental vision of nature in which the tension between Thoreau the naturalist and Thoreau the missionary for nature s wonders invigorates nearly every page (Time). In transcribing the 150-year-old manuscript s cryptic handwriting and complex notations, Thoreau specialist Bradley Dean has performed a heroic feat of decipherment (Booklist) to bring this great work to light. Readers will discover passages that reach for the transcendentalist ideal of writing new scriptures, yet grounding this Bible in a vision of practical ecology (Boston). Beautifully illustrated throughout with line drawings of the natural life Thoreau considers on his walks, Wild Fruits is well worth any nature lover s attention (Christian Science Monitor). Nº de ref. de la librería AAC9780393321159

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,00
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda