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Walking & On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (Annotated)
Henry David Thoreau
Spieldauer: 2 Std. und 24 Min.
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"Walking" is a transcendental essay in which Thoreau talks about the importance of nature to mankind and how people cannot survive without nature, physically, mentally, and spiritually, yet we seem to be spending more and more time entrenched by society. "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" argues individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice.
Civil Disobedience and Other Political Writings (American Renaissance Books Edition)
Henry David Thoreau
Spieldauer: 2 Std. und 54 Min.
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For Henry David Thoreau, there was no separation between public politics and personal principle. "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" is his famous account of the night he spent in jail for refusing to pay taxes to a government that supported slavery and waged war. His impassioned stand for justice later inspired Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and many other peaceful revolutionaries. This volume includes Thoreau's other important political writings: "A Plea for Captain John Brown", "Life Without Principle", and the poem "Independence".
In 1839, two years after graduating from Harvard, Henry David Thoreau and his older brother, John, took a boat-and-hiking trip from Concord, Massachusetts, to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. After John's sudden death in 1842, Thoreau began to prepare a memorial account of their excursion during his stay at Walden Pond. Modern listeners have come to see Thoreau's story of the river journey as an appropriate predecessor to Walden, depicting the early years of his spiritual and artistic growth.
Henry David Thoreau : auteur incontournable pour qui se pose la question de la vie juste. Poète et philosophe américain, partisan de l'abolition de l'esclavage, défenseur de la désobéissance civile face à un gouvernement corrompu, Thoreau est aussi précurseur du mouvement de la simplicité volontaire. "Walden ou la vie dans les bois" fut écrit dans une cabane qu'il avait lui-même construite au fond de la forêt, et où il redécouvrit la vie en communion avec la nature.
Henry David Thoreau is a beloved American author, poet and philosopher. He was a lifelong abolitionist, advocate of civil disobedience againts unjust or corrupted goverments, and he defended the idea of abandoning illusory matters in favor of simple living, in order to discover life's authentic essential needs. He is best known for "Walden, or Life in the woods", the book he wrote during his two-year experiment in minimalist living: having built himself a cabin in the woods, he stayed there to study, write, and enjoy his newfound communion with nature. His political works and theory of civil disobedience have influenced the thoughts and actions of many prominent figures, such as Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Narrated by award winning narrator Mike Vendetti, Henry David argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War.
La résistance et la désobéissance civile ? Un sujet toujours d'actualité. De nos jours, les Indignés, les Anonymous, les Zadistes et tant d'autres citoyens engagés et parfois révoltés veulent exprimer leurs convictions citoyennes en s'affranchissant des traditionnels relais politiques, dans un désir de démocratie directe engagée.
Faith in a Seed contains the hitherto unpublished work "The Dispersion of Seeds", one of Henry D. Thoreau's last important research and writing projects, and now his first new book to appear in 125 years. With the remarkable clarity and grace that characterize all of his writings, Thoreau describes the ecological succession of plant species through seed dispersal.
An Excursion to Canada is a remarkable work by Thoreau, very different from his other works. Here he becomes an American traveler who shows far greater respect for America than Canada, while explaining the details of the chasm between the Church (Black) and the soldiers (Red) in Quebec that Stendhal pointed out in The Red and the Black in France. Something like DeTocqueville's Democracy in America, but here Canada is the country under the microscope.
This essay by Thoreau first published in 1849, argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule their consciences. It goes on to say that individuals have a duty to avoid allowing the government to make them the agents of injustice. The quote: "That government is best which governs least," sometimes attributed to Thomas Jefferson or Thomas Paine, actually was first found in this essay. Thoreaus' thoughts were motivated by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War but they are still relevant and resonate today.
Selections from Henry David Thoreau's Walden and Civil Disobedience, and Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Introduction to Thoreau", "Self-Reliance", "Nature", "The American Scholar", "Education", and "Politics". Thoreau dedicated his life to preserving his freedom as a man and an artist.
Very similar in style to Walden, and in fact written while he stayed at Walden Pond, this account chronicles Throeau's 1830 boat trip. In it, he weaves together travel writing, essays on religion, history, and lyrical poetry, as well as his own unique philosophy.
From the purple grasses of August, to the yellow elms of October, to the scarlet oak leaves of November, Henry David Thoreau casts his eye on the brilliant colors of autumn and guides us on a journey through the season's bounty. In this classic essay, first published in 1862, Thoreau delights in fall's foliage and reveals both a practical and philosophical understanding of the changing environment.
In 1849, Henry David Thoreau argued in his essay “Civil Disobedience” that people should not allow governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that people have the right to avoid such submission to permit the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was partly motivated by his abhorrence with slavery and the Mexican-American War. His work has inspired great leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Martin Buber.
Walden or, "Life in the Woods", is, primarily, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. Henry David Thoreau kept a journal during his stay in a cabin beside Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, for two years, two months, and two days, from July 1845 to Sept 1847. The book is based on that journal.
"Disobbedienza civile" è un saggio di Henry David Thoreau sul rapporto tra cittadini e governo. Thoreau sostiene che i cittadini abbiano l'obbligo morale e democratico di opporsi a governi che agiscono in contrasto con la loro coscienza. Thoreau scrisse questo libro nel contesto del suo disprezzo e opposizione, tra le altre cose, alla schiavitù. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) fu uno scrittore americano, meglio conosciuto per "Walden" (1854) in cui descrisse una vita semplice.
L'autore di questo audiolibro, che insieme a Ralph Waldo Emerson, viene considerato una delle menti più importanti della cultura nordamericana, è stato filosofo, scrittore, e poeta. Il suo rapporto con la Natura è quasi una religione, e in questo audiolibro, che è il suo più famoso, racconta la sua esperienza di due anni in cui è vissuto in una capanna di tronchi sulle rive del lago Walden.
Henry David Thoreau is een geliefde Amerikaanse schrijver, dichter en filosoof. Hij was een levenslange abolitionist, voorstander van burgerlijke ongehoorzaamheid againts onrechtvaardig of beschadigde goverments, en hij verdedigde het idee van het verlaten van illusoire zaken in het voordeel van het eenvoudige leven, met het oog op authentieke essentiële behoeften van het leven te ontdekken.