I to Myself: An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau
"It was his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson, another inveterate journal keeper, who urged Thoreau to keep a record of his thoughts and observations. Begun in 1837, Thoreau's journal spans a period of twenty-five years and runs to more than two million words, coming to a halt only in 1861, shortly before the suthor's death. The handwritten journal had somewhat humble origins, but as it grew in scope and ambition it came to function as a record of Thoreau's interior life as well as the source for his books and essays. Indeed, it became the central concern of the author's literary life. Critics now recognize Thoreaus's journal as an important achievement in its own right."--From the book jacket.
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Editor Kramer, collections curator at the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods, MA, offers an annotated selection of Thoreau's journal, which he started after being consistently nudged by his buddy Ralph ... Read full review