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The first chapter of walden offers an introduction to the oddball hodgepodge of styles, allusions, and subject matter that the work as a whole offers us thoreau moves from moral gravity to the style of a how-to manual, and then to a lyrical flight of fancy, and then to a diary entry. Literature courses 220 introduction to literature (ccn) milestones of american writing about nature and culture from thoreau to the present reading and. Introduction 'walden' is a novel written by henry david thoreau, american famous author in1854 thoreau is known for transcendentalism , simple living, and his strong political views thoreau has made a great contribution to improve people's perception toward lives especially with the world-famous book walden , or life in the woods. Women's literature teachers' guide: walden: introduction and annotations by bill mckibben thoreau the hermit in the introduction to the chapter chooses to go.
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