Monday, April 12, 2021

Micro Mention "Walden"

Henry David Thoreau

Sometimes it’s nice to just get away, get out in nature, take a walk, and maybe take a holiday in the mountains. No one quite did it like Thoreau, but luckily he wrote the experience down for us in “Walden.”

Like with Edward Abbey, who I very much thought was a spiritual successor to Henry David Thoreau, I admire Thoreau's fierce streak of independence. Of the transcendentalists, he's certainly the writer of that group that I've learned the most about, and he is, to me at least, a quintessentially American writer of the 19th century who was forward-thinking.

He was undoubtedly also a bit of a curmudgeon, a quality Abbey also shared with him. If you'd like to know more about Edward Abbey, I wrote a review of his book here.

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