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Cape Cod Thoreau S Classic Account Of His Meditative, Beach Combing Walking Trips To Cape Cod In The Early 1850s, Reflecting On The Elemental Forces Of The Sea Cape Cod Chronicles Henry David Thoreau S Journey Of Discovery Along This Evocative Stretch Of Massachusetts Coastline, During Which Time He Came To Understand The Complex Relationship Between The Sea And The Shore He Spent His Nights In Lighthouses, In Fishing Huts, And On Isolated Farms He Passed His Days Wandering The Beaches, Where He Observed The Wide Variety Of Life And Death Offered Up By The Ocean Through These Observations, Thoreau Discovered That The Only Way To Truly Know The Sea Its Depth, Its Wildness, And The Natural Life It Contained Was To Study It From The Shore Like His Most Famous Work, Walden, Cape Cod Is Full Of Thoreau S Unique Perceptions And Precise Descriptions But It Is Also Full Of His Own Joy And Wonder At Having Stumbled Across A New Frontier So Close To Home, Where A Man May Stand And Put All America Behind Him Part Of The Penguin Nature Library Series Editor Edward Hoagland With An Introduction By Paul Theroux

[Download] ➾ Cape Cod  ➹ Henry David Thoreau – Activematrix.us
  • paper
  • 336 pages
  • Cape Cod
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • English
  • 25 October 2017
  • 0140170022

    10 thoughts on “[Download] ➾ Cape Cod ➹ Henry David Thoreau – Activematrix.us


  1. says:

    In his day as pioneers ventured West to settle America, it s intriguing that, as a non conformist, Thoreau ventured East He views the shore of Cape Cod as a sort of neutral ground and an advantageous point for contemplating the world There is naked Nature, inhumanly sincere, wasting no thought on man, nibbling at the cliffy shore where gulls wheel amid the spray For Thoreau and transcendentalists like Emerson, the way to experience the core of life was intuitive and accessible through mindf In his day as pioneers ventured West to settle America, it s intriguing that, as a non conformist, Thoreau ventured East He views the shore of Cape Cod as a sort of neutral ground and an advantageous point for contemplating the world There is naked Nature, inhumanly sincere, wasting no thought on man, nibbling at the c...


  2. says:

    This includes Thoreau s funniest, and his most plangent writing plangent, early in The Shipwreck, where he witnessed the fairly common wreck of a square rigger from Europe, this one from Ireland I do conflate this shipwreck with the one that took the life and the great MS on Garibaldi of Margaret Fuller That would, of course, have been later in the century Because the storm had shut down the Provincetown ferry from Boston, Thoreau took a train to Cape Cod, and on the way, at Cohasset on This includes Thoreau s funniest, and his most plangent writing plangent, early in The Shipwreck, where he witnessed the fairly common wreck of a square rigger from Europe, this one from Ireland I do conflate this shipwreck with the one that took the life and the great MS on Garibaldi of Margaret Fuller That would, of course, have been later in the century Because the storm had shut down the Provincetown ferry from Boston, Thoreau took a train to Cape Cod, and on the way, at Cohasset on the South Shore there was a shipwreck the St John from Galway, Ireland , with bodies washed ashore, and awaiting relatives trying to identify them A touching, resonant scene, amon...


  3. says:

    Assuredly worth adding to one s Thoreau library.some fine, fun, sea swept writing here If you want to know what it felt like to walk along the shore of Cape Cod in the 1800s and see everything that Thoreau saw this is the book for you.


  4. says:

    Henry David Thoreau s Cape Cod reads muchlike a traditional travel book than most of his work, and I found it quite accessible, even entertaining, for that reason While I don t think that Cape Cod reaches the philosophical depth of Walden, or even A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, it is full of powerful and stunning passages Perhaps most emotionally intense are Thoreau s descriptions of the shipwreck in the opening chapter He contemplates the smallness of human endeavo Henry David Thoreau s Cape Cod reads muchlike a traditional travel book than most of his work, and I found it quite accessible, even entertaining, for that reason While I don t think that Cape Cod reaches the philosophical depth of Walden, or even A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, it is full of powerful and stunning passages Perhaps most emotionally intense are Thoreau s descriptions of the shipwreck in the opening chapter He contemplates the smallness of human endeavors against nature s power and the disturbing eagerness of various people on shore to see the bodies washed up from the wreck Thoreau writes of the shipwreck s victims that they were coming to the New World, as Columbus and the Pilgrims did, they were within a mile of its shores but, before they could reach it, they emigrated to a newer world than ever Columbus dreamed of it has not yet ...


  5. says:

    I think I might not be cut out for travel nature books Thoreau s writing is brilliant, and, having grown up on Long Island, I love the beach and ocean So this should be a very good fit for me And yet I found it sometimes inspiring, and at other times a bit of a chore.I d like to think that the repetitions in the book are meant to echo the rolling and crashing of the waves But instead, I tend to think that the book is just not as tight as it could have been, and is just somewhat repetitive T I think I might not be cut out for travel nature books Thoreau s writing is brilliant, and, having grown up on Long Island, I love the beach and ocean So this should be a very good fit for me And yet I found it sometimes inspiring, and at other times a bit of a chore.I d like to think that the repetitions in the book are meant to echo the rolling and crashing of the waves But instead, I tend to think that the book is just not as tight as it could have been, and is just somewhat repetitive There are some great things in here the Shipwreck, the description of the Lighthouse, and the Oysterman come immediately to mind And I m impressed at how much walking Thoreau did, and how much he got out of his walks It makes me think that there s something to the meditative aspect of long walks But that doesn t mean I want to read about every detail, even when the writing is brilliant.One thing that comes across pretty strongly is how much louder our world is than Thoreau ...


  6. says:

    Oh, Mr Thoreau I m so sorry for not doing you justice and for not giving you the five stars you undoubtedly deserve But see, the rating systems asks me if I really liked the book, and well, my taste just isn t as good as your writing.I sincerely apologize.I took your book with me when I traveled to a long, rather narrow German island, that shall remain unnamed for I fear people will not take me serious any if they know where I spent my vacations Two weeks ago, Germany being in the midd Oh, Mr Thoreau I m so sorry for not doing you justice and for not giving you the five stars you undoubtedly deserve But see, the rating systems asks me if I really liked the book, and well, my taste just isn t as good as your writing.I sincerely apologize.I took your book with me when I traveled to a long, rather narrow German island, that shall remain unnamed for I fear people will not take me serious any if they know where I spent my vacations Two weeks ago, Germany being in the middle of a late winter, just me, the beaches, the dog and the snow I thought this would be an ideal setting for readin...


  7. says:

    What a lovely ending to our trip to Cape Cod to spread my Dad s ashes in the Atlantic in the box of books allotted to me from his estate, I found this paperback copy of Cape Cod by Thoreau My family and I had just traversed these same shores, some two hundred years after its writing, yet so many of the places are still there, however changed Thoreau compiles several separate holidays on the Cape into this account of its history, its people and its terrain as he takes us on a journey through t What a lovely ending to our trip to Cape Cod to spread my Dad s ashes in the Atlantic in the box of books allotted to me from his estate, I found this paperback copy of Cape Cod by Thoreau My family and I had just traversed these same shores, some two hundred years after its writing, yet so many of the places are still there, however changed Thoreau compiles several separate holidays on the Cape into this account of its history, its people and its terrain as he takes us on a journey through the rains and fogs and shipwrecks of the curled arm...


  8. says:

    very descriptive but dreary A long slow read as I find all of Thoreau But his images have stuck in my head and as I explore Cape Cod I find his perspective on the pre vacationland and its people to excite my imagination.


  9. says:

    Cape Cod is a raw piece of travel writing that Thoreau produced from only three weeks total spent roaming the Cape It readslike a journal than a polished memoir, being punctuated with Greek and Latin throughout, and filled with musings on Viking history, local flora and fauna including the human inhabitants , competition between the early Pilgrims and other Europeans, and the role of the cape as a landmark for ancient seafarers The book is made unruly, but also better, for these interje Cape Cod is a raw piece of travel writing that Thoreau produced from only three weeks total spent roaming the Cape It readslike a journal than a polished memoir, being punctuated with Greek and Latin throughout, and filled with musings on Viking history, local flora and fauna including the human inhabitants , competition between the early Pilgrims and other Europeans, and the role of the cape as a landmark for ancient seafarers The book is made unruly, but also better, for these interjections, tangents, and histories Some themes repeat throughout Thoreau s journey along the Cape, such as the offerings of life and death the sea provides, it s destructive power, and the smallness of man s footprint relative to the sea s immensity Nevertheless, Thoreau laments on several occasions man s spoliations, such as the loss of topsoil, deer, trees, and fish Though the Cape has changed dramatically since Thoreau s time, I m intending to explore the two parts he recommends as the most attractive...


  10. says:

    Some interesting parts but mostly really boring even for me, who really cares about and regularly visits Cape Cod Highlights included the mentions of the sea animals, and everything and everyone who washes ashore though I don t hear about treasure washing up any.

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