Library staff recommendation: Walden: or, Life in the Woods & On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Walden: or, Life in the Woods & On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
by Henry David Thoreau

This is a collection of writings based on Henry David Thoreau’s isolation in the wilderness around Walden Pond. His insights into the inner workings of man and society are profound statements that offer helpful advice, especially when living in the city. One of the best Transcendentalist writers of his time, Thoreau challenges himself and others to break their patterns and admire the natural world around them. This collection also includes his essay ‘On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.’ This essay reminds us to continually question what is presented to us and provides an alternative to violence when trying to enact change. A thought-provoking read and wonderful inspiration for all artists.

-recommended by Haylee Warner, Library Work Study Assistant

Sara MacDonald, Public Services Librarian, recommends The Encyclopedia of Transcendentalism for those who want to learn more.

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