I to Myself: An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau

前表紙
Yale University Press, 2007/01/01 - 493 ページ

It was his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson, another inveterate journal keeper, who urged Thoreau to keep a record of his thoughts and observations. Begun in 1837, Thoreau s journal spans a period of twenty-five years and runs to more than two million words, coming to a halt only in 1861, shortly before the author s death. The handwritten journal had somewhat humble origins, but as it grew in scope and ambition it came to function as a record of Thoreau s interior life as well as the source for his books and essays. Indeed, it became the central concern of the author s literary life. Critics now recognize Thoreau s journal as an important artistic achievement in its own right.

Making selections from the entirety of the journal, Cramer presents all aspects of Thoreau: writer, thinker, naturalist, social reformer, neighbor, friend. No other single-volume edition offers such a full picture of Thoreau s life and work. Cramer s annotations add to the reader s enjoyment and understanding. He provides notes on the biographical, historical, and geographical contexts of Thoreau s life. The relation between Journal passages and the texts of works published in the author s lifetime receive special emphasis. A companion to "Walden: A Fully Annotated Edition," this gift edition of the Journal will be dipped into and treasured, and it makes a welcome addition to any book lover s library."

 

レビュー - レビューを書く

I to myself: an annotated selection from the journal of Henry D. Thoreau

ユーザー レビュー  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Editor Kramer, collections curator at the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods, MA, offers an annotated selection of Thoreau's journal, which he started after being consistently nudged by his buddy Ralph ... レビュー全文を読む

目次

1830s
1
1840s
15
1850
44
1851
62
1852
121
1853
171
1854
219
1855
237
1857
301
1858
349
1859
378
1860
420
1861
447
Choice of Copy Text and Editorial Emendations
459
Bibliography
463
Index
471

1856
253

他の版 - すべて表示

多く使われている語句

著者について (2007)

Jeffrey S. Cramer is curator of collections at The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods. He is editor of Walden: A Fully Annotated Edition, published by Yale University Press.

書誌情報