150 years ago Henry David Thoreau published Walden, his classic account of life in a cabin in the woods around Walden Pond.

The book is now considered one of the most important in all American literature, and has inspired generations of writers, thinkers and enviromentalists.

Professor Geoff Ward considers Thoreau's achievement and returns to Walden Pond, now struggling to preserve its status as a sacred place of American culture and ecology.

Contributors include the novelists Rick Moody and Alexander Theroux and Thoreau scholars Lawrence Buell and Elizabeth Witherell.


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20050829Henry David Thoreau published Walden, his classic account of life in a cabin in the woods around Walden Pond, 151 years ago.
The book is now considered one of the most important in American literature, and has inspired generations of writers, thinkers and environmentalists.
Professor Geoff Ward considers Thoreau's achievement and returns to Walden Pond, now struggling to preserve its status as a sacred place of American culture and ecology.
Contributors include novelists Rick Moody and Alexander Theroux, and Thoreau scholars Lawrence Buell and Elizabeth Witherell.

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