Yes, the author of Walden was born on this day in 1817. Of course, we have Walden for you to borrow, and several other titles as well!
Kevin Dann’s new biography examines Thoreau’s spiritual life. It’s been called “A refreshing new perspective on an American icon” (Booklist), and “A graceful, attentive inquiry into the mind of Henry David Thoreau” (Publisher’s Weekly).
Published on the 100th anniversary of Thoreau’s death, this unusual book includes both poetry and essays by some of the great thinkers of the mid-twentieth century. Both Buber and Martin Luther King, Jr. contributed.
Finally, if you’re looking for a quick and excellent introduction to Thoreau, you could try John Porcellino’s graphic novel. Thoreau at Walden combines Thoreau’s own words and Porcellino’s drawings. Booklist says, “Marrying his minimalist line work to Thoreau’s minimalist philosophy, Porcellino manages a striking unity of words and art that works as an effective ode to simplicity.”
Just click on the pictures of the covers to find these books in our catalog!