February 23, 2018 - February 16, 2018

UPC Book Club: Walden, by Henry David Thoreau

Join the UPC Book Club for a discussion of Walden by Henry David Thoreau and how the lessons learned can be applied still to our lives today.

Friday, February 16, 2018
Ralph & Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL), Room 304

For more about the book, click here.

ISBN 1494812509 (ISBN13: 9781494812508)

 

 

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Join the UPC Book Club for a discussion of Walden by Henry David Thoreau and how the lessons learned can be applied still to our lives today.

Friday, February 23, 2018
Ralph & Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL), Room 304

For more about the book, click here.

ISBN 1494812509 (ISBN13: 9781494812508)

 

As summarized on GoodReads:

By virtue of its casual, off-handedly brilliant wisdom and the easy splendor of its nature writing, Thoreau’s account of his two year adventure in self-reliance amidst woodland in a cabin he built near Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts is one of the signposts by which the modern mind has located itself in an increasingly bewildering world.

The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, and manual for self reliance.

Thoreau hoped to isolate himself from society to gain a more objective understanding of it. Simple living and self-sufficiency were Thoreau’s other goals, and the whole project was inspired by transcendentalist philosophy, a central theme of the American Romantic Period.