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 RiversUser Review - Pat - Goodreads
I got a bit lost at the beginning but when I realized that this book was written as a posthumous tribute to his brother it made a lot more sense...Book one on my summer reading program... next up Autumnal Tints by Thoreau Read full review
Review: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (Thrift Edition)User Review - MikeFromQueens - Goodreads
Another wordy tome, peppered with occasionally interesting (weird) things that people did in those days - like drinking rain water out of the puddles in holes made from horses hooves.... Hmmmmm. Read full review