A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (Google eBook)
Thoreau's account of his 1839 boat trip is a finely crafted tapestry of travel writing, essays, and lyrical poetry. Thoreau interweaves descriptions of natural phenomena, the rural landscape, and local characters with digressions on literature and philosophy, the Native American and Puritian histories of New England, the Bhagavad Gita, the imperfections of Christianity, and many other subjects.
Although it shares many of the themes in Thoreau's classic WALDEN, A WEEKoffers an alternative perspective on his analaysis of the relationship between nature and culture.
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Review: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)User Review - Christine - Goodreads
With due respect, this book felt like a month! Some of the language us beautiful, both much if it was like a slog through a swamp! There is a reason why publishers require an editor's review. Thoreau was a brilliant sel-published writer who desperately needed a good editor. Word to the wise:-) Read full review
Review: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)User Review - Brent Ranalli - Goodreads
Rewarding, but a tougher read than Walden. Partly because Thoreau was an inexperienced writer--it was his first book, and he tried to shoehorn into it everything he felt he had worth saying. But ... Read full review