Blog on Thoreau and Cronon for Monday

Hi all!

On Monday in class we will continue our discussion of Cronon and begin talking about Thoreau’s, Walking. For Monday:

Review the Cronon reading again and read up to page 20 in Walking by Thoreau. For Monday’s blog think through and answer the following questions in the blog:

How doThoreau’s descriptions of the non-human world fit into Cronon’s discussion of wilderness (or wildness)? Do you agree with Cronon that Thoreau demonstrates a “stern loneliness” in his experience of “wilderness” at Walden Pond (and elsewhere)? Does he find “wildness” while walking (without entirely leaving civilization far behind)?

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