Henry David Thoreau, United States environmentalist author bicentenary

19 Feb

July 12 will be the bicentenary of Henry David Thoreau’s birth.

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Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an essayist, poet, philosopher, opponent of slavery, naturalist, and historian from the USA.

This video from the USA says about him:

31 May 2009

Henry David Thoreau sought the simple life in 1845 when he moved to the woods outside Boston to live on Walden Pond. We visit the remains of his home. …

In wildness is the preservation of the world,” wrote Henry David Thoreau in 1851 at a time when he was one of the few thinking about environmental conservation. Six years previous he had embarked on a now-famous experiment in simple living. He’d gone to the woods outside Boston to live in a 150-square-foot cabin to avoid living “what was not life”. …

He spent two years, two months and two days in his cabin at Walden Pond and in 1854, he…

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4 Responses to “Henry David Thoreau, United States environmentalist author bicentenary”

  1. Enrique Guerra-Pujol February 21, 2017 at 11:23 am #

    I read a very critical article in The New Yorker last year claiming that Thoreau was a fraud. I will look it up and send it over …

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