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Walden and Other Writings by Henry David Thoreau
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Jun 03, 2010


In Walden, Thoreau wanted to get the most from his life by determining what was really important, and he did that by removing himself somewhat from the normal life of Concord, Massachusetts in the 1840's. Thoreau focuses a lot on details in his writing. Every sentence the reader reads is filled with captivity. The words he puts on paper come to live as one reads his book. It seems as though he sometimes gets carried away when writing about something, because it almost gets boring, however, the point the he is carrying across is intellectual, and inspirational. Thoreau’s view on life’s necessities being frivolous is almost extreme; however, if one thinks about it, Thoreau is right. Reading about Thoreau and his transcendentalist experience really changed my perspective on a lot of things. There are so many things each person has, half of them that they don’t even need. Thoreau’s experience teaches people a lesson and gives them something to be thankful for without taking anything for granted.
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Dan's Obsessions transcendentalist experience
In "the outsider" I blv he was the one to mark him as the supreme mastr in "Existenx philosophie" Live yr rev very emotionall & inspiring, still can U tell me which book of hisI should better off start with, an easy one I mean!?!


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