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HARP ON THE SHORE: Thoreau & the Sea

HARP ON THE SHORE: Thoreau & the Sea

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HARP ON THE SHORE: Thoreau & the Sea

by Willard H. Bonner

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NEW copy. Hardcover with laminated, illustrated covers (issued without dust jacket. Illustrated, notes, index, 129 pages. OUT OF PRINT. ---

Allusions to the sea permeate Thoreau's writings, enriching many of his basic ideas. Harp on the Shore examines Thoreau's use of maritime metaphor. It shows how he, a writer ordinarily perceived as quintessentially landlocked, came to view the terrestrial world in terms of the oceanic.

The book explores both the poetic and the philosophical implications of Thoreau's passion for the sea. Beginning with Thoreau's deep attachment to the sea and maritime life in New England and the ways in which that attachment stimulated his imaginative identification of Concord as a center of maritime activity, it examines the sea voyage as a symbol of man's intellectual processes. The book shows how maritime allusions enlarge the significance of Thoreau's ideas about man's struggle to attain individuality and identity, his notion of Homeric or Edenic man, and his belief in a middle ground where many could and should stand—between the natural and the civilized, the individual and the group.

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Bookseller
Monongahela Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
67
Title
HARP ON THE SHORE: Thoreau & the Sea
Author
Willard H. Bonner
Illustrator
Thomas Bewick
Format/Binding
Hardcover with laminated covers, issued without dust jacket
Book Condition
New
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n/a
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
State University of New York Press
Place of Publication
Albany
Date Published
1985
Pages
129
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Iiterature of the sea
Bookseller catalogs
American Literature; Americans & Nature; Transcendentalism;

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