ERIC Number: ED085755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1962
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Thoreau: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series.
Paul, Sherman, Ed.
One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Sherman Paul, William Butler Yeats, Lewis Mumford, Max Lerner, Stanley Edgar Hyman, Leo Stoller, F. O. Matthiessen, William Drake, R. W. B. Lewis, Heinz Eulau, Henry W. Wells, Edwin S. Fussell, Laurence Stapleton, and Philip Booth--all dealing with the biography and literary work of Henry David Thoreau. Designed for use by both literary critics and secondary and college teachers of English, this work would also be of value to undergraduate and graduate students of literature. Essays include "Henry David Thoreau in Our Time,""Thoreau's Doctrine of Simplicity,""Walden,""A Fable of the Renewal of Life," and "An Evaluation of Thoreau's Poetry." A chronology of important dates in Thoreau's life, a brief set of biographical notes on the contributors to this collection, and an eighteen-item bibliography of works on Thoreau complete the volume. (RB)
Descriptors: Authors, Biographies, English Instruction, Higher Education, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Nineteenth Century Literature, Novels, Poetry, Romanticism, Secondary Education, United States Literature
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($1.95)
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