The Quotable Thoreau-Jeffrey S Cramer

  • Title: The Quotable Thoreau
  • Author: Jeffrey S Cramer
  • Released: 2011-04-11
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  • Pages: 552
  • ISBN: 0691139970
  • ISBN13: 978-0691139975
  • ASIN: 0691139970


Review Recipient of an Umhoefer Prize for Achievement in Humanities, Arts and Humanities Foundation in 2011Selected for “The Best of the Best” Program at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference

"Henry David Thoreau is one of the most oft-quoted essayists in the American literary canon, and now his sage aphorisms are gathered together in a beautifully compiled and impressively comprehensive volume. Edited by Cramer, curator of collections at the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods, this volume draws from well-known works such as Walden and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers as well as Thoreau's journals, letters, and other papers. . . . This volume will appear to both casual, browsing readers and to researchers needing an authoritative source on the words of Thoreau."--Choice

"This quotable book is a handy guide and should find its way onto the shelves of any library, public or academic, school or special. But given its price at under $20, it should fall on the shelves of every American. While Thoreau will always smell something of the pine woods to some of us, those woods are our very own."--Mark Y. Herring, American Reference Books Annual

"The Quotable Thoreau is not meant to be read all at once. It should, rather, be savored bit by bit for maximum engagement, preferably in outdoor settings at various times of the year. Readers would be well advised to digest a page or two each day, consider the passages, and accept or reject them according to preference."--Jeffrey Mifflin, Historical Journal of Massachusetts

From the Inside Flap

"With the possible exception of Emerson, it is hard to name any American writer more quotable than Thoreau. This is a book that his many readers and admirers will want to read, browse, and return to."--William E. Cain, Wellesley College