Writing Nature: Henry Thoreau's Journal / Edition 1

Writing Nature: Henry Thoreau's Journal / Edition 1

by Sharon Cameron, Henry David Thoreau
     
 

At his death, Henry Thoreau left the majority of his writing unpublished. The bulk of this material is a journal that he kept for twenty-four years. Sharon Cameron's major claim is that this private work (the Journal) was Thoreau's primary work, taking precedence over the books that he published in his lifetime. Her controversial thesis views Thoreau's

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At his death, Henry Thoreau left the majority of his writing unpublished. The bulk of this material is a journal that he kept for twenty-four years. Sharon Cameron's major claim is that this private work (the Journal) was Thoreau's primary work, taking precedence over the books that he published in his lifetime. Her controversial thesis views Thoreau's Journal as a composition that confounds the distinction between public and private—the basis on which our conventional treatment of discourse depends.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226092287
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Edition description:
1
Pages:
181
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Textual Note
1. The Journal Against Walden: A Preliminary Perspective
2. The Language of the Journal
3. Natural Relations
4. Speaker and Audience
5. Writing Nature
Notes
Index

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