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Walking Towards Walden: A Pilgrimage in Search of Place
by John Hanson Mitchell
University Press of New England, 2015
Paper: 978-1-61168-721-7 | eISBN: 978-1-61168-776-7
Library of Congress Classification F74.C8M58 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 974.927

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Walking Towards Walden is an exploration of the sense of place, what it means, how it developed, and why it matters. Based on an eighteenth-century literary device in which a group of friends undertake a walking tour and discuss a certain subject, this wide-ranging story emerges from the author’s fifteen-mile bushwhack through woods, backyards, and marshes—from a hilltop in Westford, Massachusetts, to the town of Concord, Massachusetts—trespassing all along the way. A mock epic, complete with encounters with armed mercenaries and vicious dogs, the book covers all the aspects of place—art, literature, myth, and even music.
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