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Collected Poems of Henry Thoreau
Author: Henry David Thoreau

ISBN: 9780801895708
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 3 February 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3 x 2.8

Ralph Waldo Emerson once described Henry Thoreau's poetry as "the purest strain, and the loftiest, I think, that has yet pealed from this unpoetic American forest." Not always thus esteemed, Thoreau's verses were by no means ignored. Bronson Alcott applauded them; James Russell Lowell asserted their rawness; Nathaniel Hawthorne grudgingly approved them. As author of Walden and Civil Disobedience, Thoreau the writer of prose is world-renowned, but Thoreau the poet has been all but forgotten.

This collection has all of Thoreau's original verse -- the glowing lines and the quiet, the prosaic and the Transcendental. And all have at the very least the large, astringent force of young genius.

Praise for Collected Poems of Henry Thoreau

"Bode has placed lovers and students of New England's most individualistic philosopher under a considerable debt." -- New York Times

"It is good to have Thoreau's poetry thus readily available once more in an edition that is both thoroughly annotated and includes all of the variants." -- Thoreau Society Bulletin

"The admirer of Thoreau will glad...

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