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I'd come to the country to do my Thoreau bit, so I needed an office that looked out onto the woods for inspiration. I converted one of the bedrooms into my workspace and through its windows watched the wildlife appear each morning with the sunrise. Many were the days I would sit in wonder, coffee in hand, for hours.
David Mixner

Meaning of "Thoreau" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THOREAU

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WHAT DOES THOREAU MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, polymath, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government, an argument for disobedience to an unjust state. Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions are his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern-day environmentalism. His literary style interweaves close natural observation, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore, while displaying a poetic sensibility, philosophical austerity, and "Yankee" love of practical detail. He was also deeply interested in the idea of survival in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay; at the same time he advocated abandoning waste and illusion in order to discover life's true essential needs.

Definition of Thoreau in the English dictionary

The definition of Thoreau in the dictionary is Henry David. 1817–62, US writer, noted esp for Walden, or Life in the Woods, an account of his experiment in living in solitude. A powerful social critic, his essay Civil Disobedience influenced such dissenters as Gandhi.

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Thoreau

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7 QUOTES WITH «THOREAU»

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Robert Hass
I would say Gary Snyder, who is from my part of the world as a poet and environmental thinker, will be read just as Henry Thoreau as John Muir will continue to be read.
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Emile Hirsch
When you're reading Thoreau you look at Hollywood differently, let me tell ya!
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Pico Iyer
We have more and more ways to communicate, as Thoreau noted, but less and less to say.
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Nick Kroll
In high school, I went to a place called the Mountain School. It's on a farm in Vermont, and I read Emerson and Thoreau and ran around the woods. Now I go hiking with a bunch of my comedy buddies. We talk about our emotions. I also do a lot of writing on hikes, just to get the blood flowing and the ideas moving.
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David Mixner
I'd come to the country to do my Thoreau bit, so I needed an office that looked out onto the woods for inspiration. I converted one of the bedrooms into my workspace and through its windows watched the wildlife appear each morning with the sunrise. Many were the days I would sit in wonder, coffee in hand, for hours.
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Joel Sternfeld
I grew up in Belle Harbor, which is in New York City, but it has the most powerful sense of nature and seasons. It wasn't even the beach and the water. I just dreamt about everything that had to do with nature. I read about Thoreau.
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Stewart Udall
I like the story about Henry David Thoreau, who, when he was on his death bed, his family sent for a minister. The minister said, 'Henry, have you made your peace with God?' Thoreau said, 'I didn't know we'd quarreled.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THOREAU»

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Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild
Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild explores how Thoreau crafted a life open to 'the Wild, ' a term that marks the startling element of foreignness in every object of experience, however familiar.
Jane Bennett, 2002
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Twelve Henry David Thoreau Bookmarks
" Pithy, pleasing and sometimes profound sentiments by Thoreau are beautifully enhanced by the lovely watercolor illustrations on these bookmarks. A dozen 2" x 5¾" bookmarks on 6 plates; quotations printed on backs.
Henry David Thoreau, 2003
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American Earth: environmental writing since Thoreau
A provocative anthology of top-selected American environmental writings from the past two centuries considers their influence on the ways in which people view the natural world and includes pieces by such figures as Henry David Thoreau, ...
Bill McKibben, Albert Gore, 2008
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The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and ...
Intricate and challenging in its arguments, yet engagingly and elegantly written, The Environmental Imagination is a major work of scholarship, one that establishes a new basis for the reading of American nature writing.
Lawrence Buell, 1995
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Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind
This biography of Henry Thoreau offers insight into his social activism, his interest in fine arts, William Gilpin and John Ruskin's influence on his nature writing, and his involvement in, and influence by, the Agassiz-Darwin debate over ...
Robert D. Richardson, 1986
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Henry David Thoreau: A Biography
Profiles the solitary student of Ralph Waldo Emerson who was well-known as a naturalist in his own time but who became posthumously famous for his writings.
Milton Meltzer, 2006
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The Portable Thoreau
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.
Henry David Thoreau, Jeffrey S. Cramer, 2012
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Walden: An Annotated Edition
A commemorative edition on the 150th anniversary of Thoreau's stay on Walden Pond features extensive notes on Thoreau's life and times
Henry David Thoreau, Walter Roy Harding, 1995
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Walking
"In wildness is the preservation of the world," -- A lecture by Thoreau which became one of the seminal works of the early environmental movement.
Henry David Thoreau, 2007
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Walden; Or, Life in the Woods: Bold-faced Ideas for Living a ...
This pocket-size edition draws us even more profoundly into Thoreau’s musings: it features highlighted passages to ponder, an introduction that examines the text from a contemporary perspective, and reflective writing exercises (with ...
Henry David Thoreau, Laura Ross, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THOREAU»

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Thoreau, the First Declutterer
At the approach of the country's great industrial age, which would bring more goods to more Americans more cheaply than ever before, Thoreau sensed a ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Taking Thoreau back into the woods
Adkins is playing Henry David Thoreau, a man who, the idea here is, felt pretty comfortable standing around naked in the woods. But as the author of “Thoreau ... «Boston Globe, Jun 15»
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Thoreau man gets two-year prison term for bankruptcy fraud
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Michael P. Mataya, 64, of Thoreau, was sentenced this week in federal court in Albuquerque to 24 months in prison followed by one ... «Albuquerque Journal, May 15»
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Former Thoreau teacher gets 10 years in prison for molesting 12 …
A Tulsa teacher who resigned after he was charged with molesting a 12-year-old student was sentenced Wednesday to five concurrent 20-year sentences, with ... «NewsOK.com, May 15»
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For almost a year Juniata College student, following Thoreau, lives …
It's one of the changes that took place within the philosophy and English major, who decided to live like Thoreau — not just read his work — for his senior ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Apr 15»
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Smoke Prompts Evacuation At Tulsa's Thoreau Demonstration …
A small fire in a classroom at Tulsa's Thoreau Demonstration Academy prompted a brief evacuation Wednesday morning. Students and staff at the school ... «News On 6, Jan 15»
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Thoreau's Walden Pond getting solar upgrade
In 1845, Thoreau withdrew to a cabin near the pond for two years, two months and two days, and it was the inspiration for “Walden,” published in 1854. «Washington Times, Dec 14»
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Music historian retraces Highway 61 from Thoreau to Dylan
Music historian Dennis McNally's hometown of Dexter, Maine, didn't have a record store, so he ordered his first album, “Thelonius in Action,” from a candy store ... «SFGate, Dec 14»
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Thoreau man dead after rollover crash near Gallup
New Mexico State Police say 20-year-old Tyran Brown was ejected and died at the scene of the Tuesday morning crash on Interstate 40. Police say it appears ... «Albuquerque Journal, Nov 14»
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Police Use Dog To Find Memory And Hard Drives In Search
Police in Rhode Island have a secret weapon to fight child pornography: a 2-year-old Labrador named Thoreau, who's been trained to sniff out computer hard ... «NPR, Jul 14»

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