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Walter Harding


“A Book to Enjoy”

Prophet in the Marketplace: Thoreau's Development as a Professional Writer. By Steven Fink. Princeton. $35. That Henry David Thoreau is one of our major 19th-century American writers is accepted axiomatically nowadays. Yet, if one examines his e [...]

Walden’s Man of Science

When Thoreau in 1853 was asked to join the Association for the Advancement of Science (now the "triple A's," or American Association for the Advancement of Science) our country's most prestigious scientific organization, it took him nine months to [...]