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Thoreau and the language of trees

Author: Richard Higgins; Robert D Richardson
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau's creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought and his inner life. His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could to see the sap flowing beneath their bark. When Thoreau wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his own shadow in the air, he was speaking about himself. In short, he spoke their language. In this original book, Richard Higgins  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Higgins; Robert D Richardson
ISBN: 9780520294042 0520294041
OCLC Number: 961035093
Description: xi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : speaking the language of trees --
An eye for trees --
A heart for trees --
A poet's trees --
A mind for trees --
A soul for trees --
My emblem, the pine --
Knighting elms --
A kingdom of primitive oaks --
Transformed by snow --
In a barque of bark.
Responsibility: Richard Higgins ; with a foreword by Robert D. Richardson ; and photographs by Richard Higgins.

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Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau's creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. This book explores Thoreau's deep connections to trees: his keen  Read more...

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"Writer and former Boston Globe reporter Richard Higgins culls a selection of Thoreau's writings on trees from his voluminous journals. Higgins gathers a satisfying assemblage, one that showcases Read more...

 
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