Thoreau at 200: Reflections on “Walden”


Harvard University

Published on Jul 11, 2017

Larry Buell, Harvard’s Powell M. Cabot Research Professor of American Literature emeritus, taught Henry David Thoreau’s seminal book “Walden” for years, both at Harvard and at Oberlin College in New York. He recently visited the site of Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond in Concord, Mass., and reflected on the lasting relevance of the author’s ode to nature and simple living. More than 150 years after it was first published, “Walden,” said Buell, still resonates.

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