The Portable Thoreau

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101128107

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 656

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An updated edition of Thoreau's most widely read works Self-described as "a mystic, a transcendentalist, and a natural philosopher to boot," Henry David Thoreau dedicated his life to preserving his freedom as a man and as an artist. Nature was the fountainhead of his inspiration and his refuge from what he considered the follies of society. Heedless of his friends' advice to live in a more orthodox manner, he determinedly pursued his own inner bent-that of a poet-philosopher-in prose and verse. Edited by noted Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Cramer, this edition promises to be the new standard for those interested in discovering the great thinker's influential ideas about everything from environmentalism to limited government. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Vom Spazieren

ein Essay

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257234633

Category:

Page: 87

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Wilde Früchte

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783717560067

Category:

Page: 320

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Walden

oder Leben in den Wäldern

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Europäischer Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3959091729

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

View: 7553

1845 bezog der amerikanische Schriftsteller und Philosoph Henry David Thoreau eine selbst gebaute Hütte am Waldensee unweit seiner Heimatstadt Concord, wo er zwei Jahre lang von selbst angebautem Gemüse und Waldfrüchten lebte. Thoreau wollte damit für sich selbst den Nachweis führen, dass ein erfülltes Leben ohne Naturausbeutung möglich ist. Den Jahre später verfassten Bericht über den Selbstversuch erweiterte er zu einer umfassenden Kritik an der entstehenden industriell-kapitalistischen Welt, der Thoreau in lyrischen Passagen die Schönheit der Natur und des einfachen Lebens entgegenstellt. Die Orthografie dieser Ausgabe wurde der neuen deutschen Rechtschreibung angepasst und die Interpunktion behutsam modernisiert.
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The Portable Emerson

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698155688

Category: Philosophy

Page: 752

View: 4576

This volume, edited by Carl Bode in collaboration with Malcolm Cowley, presents the essential Emerson, selected from works that eloquently express the philosophy of a worldly idealist. The Portable Emerson comprises essays, including “History,” “Self-Reliance,” “The Over-Soul,” “Circles,” and “The Poet”; Emerson’s first book, Nature, in its entirety; twenty-two poems, including “Uriel,” “The Humble-Bee,” and “Give All to Love”; orations, including “The American Scholar,” “The Fugitive Slave Law,” and “John Brown”; English Traits, complete; and biographical essays on Plato, Napoleon, Henry David Thoreau, Thomas Carlyle, and others.
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Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society

Author: Singh, Swaranjit,Erbe, Nancy D.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522522107

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 4373

A nonviolent environment provides many benefits to its population. Although all industries can reap the rewards of nonviolence, its positive impacts can particularly be examined in applied disciplines like conflict resolution, child development, criminal justice, and social work. Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society is a unique reference source that discusses the value that nonviolent spaces can add to educational institutions and societies. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant topics including conflict skills, intersectional dialogue, mentoring, co-existence, and police brutality, this is an outstanding resource of academic material for educators, academicians, graduate students, and researchers seeking to expand their knowledge on nonviolent methods and techniques for educational environments.
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Nacht und Mondlicht

Author: Klaus Bonn,Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: BoD E-Short

ISBN: 3741227153

Category: Philosophy

Page: 17

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Nach drei frühen Gedichten über den Himmelskörper hat sich Henry David Thoreau dem Mond und seinem Schein vor allem in seiner kleinen Studie "Night and Moonlight" (veröffentlicht 1863) zugewandt, die hier erstmals als eigenständiger, mit Anmerkungen versehener Text auf Deutsch vorliegt.
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Penguin Classics: The Catalogue

Author: Penguin Classics

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718193474

Category: Reference

Page: 176

View: 1266

'From books, all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime' Michel de Montaigne In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. It also features Michel de Montaigne's enchanting essay 'On Books'. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu
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Penguin Classics: Catalogue

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141398841

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 8832

In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu
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Menschentier

Author: Indra Sinha

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783940111876

Category:

Page: 508

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The Handy Philosophy Answer Book

Author: Naomi Zack

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578592852

Category: Philosophy

Page: 504

View: 3548

Combining a basic history of philosophical thought with the often quirky personal stories of famous philosophers, this comprehensive introduction to the world of philosophy answers more than 1,000 questions, ranging from What was the Enlightenment? to Why did the Pythagorians avoid fava beans? Analyzing the collective effort of philosophers throughout history in the pursuit of truth and wisdom, the guide explores the tangible significance of philosophical thought to modern society and civilization as a whole. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge bases—from junior high to junior college—this is an ideal resource for anyone looking to get a better grasp of the history of thought.
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Amerikanischer Transzendentalismus

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller

Author: Dieter Schulz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783534238415

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Page: 230

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Die Oden des Horaz in Reimstrophen

In Reimstrophen verdeutscht und zu einem Lebensbilde des Dichters

Author: Horaz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111638723

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

View: 1200

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Die Freiheit, frei zu sein

Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434201

Category: Political Science

Page: 72

View: 5365

»Mein Thema heute, so fürchte ich, ist fast schon beschämend aktuell.« Was ist Freiheit, und was bedeutet sie uns? Begreifen wir sie nur als die Abwesenheit von Furcht und von Zwängen, oder meint Freiheit nicht vielmehr auch, sich an gesellschaftlichen Prozessen zu beteiligen, eine eigene politische Stimme zu haben, um von anderen gehört, erkannt und schließlich erinnert zu werden? Und: Haben wir diese Freiheit einfach, oder wer gibt sie uns, und kann man sie uns auch wieder wegnehmen? In diesem bisher auf Deutsch unveröffentlichten Essay zeichnet Hannah Arendt die historische Entwicklung des Freiheitsbegriffs nach. Dabei berücksichtigt sie insbesondere die Revolutionen in Frankreich und Amerika. Während die eine in eine Katastrophe mündete und zu einem Wendepunkt der Geschichte wurde, war die andere ein triumphaler Erfolg und blieb doch eine lokale Angelegenheit. Aber warum?
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Shakespeare and the American Nation

Author: Kim C. Sturgess

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521835855

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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Why do so many Americans celebrate Shakespeare, a long-dead English poet and playwright? By the nineteenth century newly independent America had chosen to reject the British monarchy and Parliament, class structure and traditions, yet their citizens still made William Shakespeare a naturalized American hero. Today the largest group of overseas visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Bankside's Shakespeare's Globe Theatre come from America. Why? Is there more to Shakespeare's American popularity than just a love of men in doublet and hose speaking soliloquies? This book tells the story of America's relationship with Shakespeare. The story of how and why Shakespeare became a hero within American popular culture. Sturgess provides evidence of a comprehensive nineteenth-century appropriation of Shakespeare to the cause of the American Nation and shows that, as America entered the twentieth century a new world power, for many Americans Shakespeare had become as American as George Washington.
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Eating Wildly

Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal

Author: Ava Chin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451656211

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 540

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
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Ragged Dick and Struggling Upward

Author: Horatio Alger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110122178X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From the 1860's through the 1890s, Horatio Alger wrote hundreds of novels to teach young boys the merits of honesty, hard work, and cheerfulness in the face of adversity. As Carl Bode points out in his introduction, Horatio Alger filled a void in American literature and met scant competition both in the nature and the number of his works. Like his heroes, Alger rose to the top by chance, coincidence, and hard work. The hero of Ragged Dick is a veritable "diamond in the rough"—as innately virtuous as he is streetwise and cocky. Immediately popular with young readers, the novel also appealed to parents, who repsonded to its colorful espousal of the Protestant ethic. Struggling Upward, published nearly thirty years later, followed the same time-tested formulas, and despite critical indifference it, too, had mass appeal. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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