Thoreauvian


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Tho·reau

 (thə-rō′, thôr′ō), Henry David 1817-1862.
American writer. A seminal figure in the history of American thought, he spent much of his life in Concord, Massachusetts, where he became associated with the New England transcendentalists and lived for two years on the shore of Walden Pond (1845-1847). His works include "Civil Disobedience" (1849) and Walden (1854).

Tho·reau′vi·an (-vē-ən) adj.
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Adj.1.Thoreauvian - relating to or like or in the manner of Henry David Thoreau
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In O'Nights, Cecily Parks constructs stunning manifestations of a modern Thoreauvian wilderness, investigating how the natural world gives shape to the self, body, and emotions.
The names and derivations lend an ironic tinge to Ruth's later claim (with its Thoreauvian echoes) that "I went to the woods for the wood's own sake, while, increasingly, Lucille seemed to be enduring a banishment there" (99).
This year's venue is a vintage cottage located directly on Long Island Sound that exudes a Thoreauvian simplicity.
Herbert Wendell Gleason's: "Thoreau's Country,'' a slide lecture of selected Concord images by photographer, Thoreauvian, and environmental activist Herbert Wendell Gleason (1855-1937), will be presented on Tuesday, May 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.
We might, indeed, use the disruptions to which postmodernism is so attentive to help us restore the Thoreauvian plank to the drowning from whom monopoly capital manifestly wrests it.
When Kenneth Silverman states that the transition from Puritanism to the Enlightenment "marks the establishment of two enduring visions of America that have often competed for authority," he maintains that "despite ceaseless celebrations of The American Dream, Americans have often been divided by their allegiance to one of Two American Dreams," the Franklinian (materialist) and the Thoreauvian (spiritual) (111-112).
Mozi's practicality admittedly manifested itself in his own Spartan way of living, marked by a remarkable degree of Thoreauvian self-sufficiency bordering on self-abnegation.
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But Earth Jurisprudence, through its Thoreauvian lens, sees nature very differently, as having a value in itself.
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