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April 23, 2012

Emerson and Thoreau: Figures of Friendship

Editors:  John Lysaker & William Rossi
Emerson and Thoreau: Figures of Friendship, edited by John Lysaker and William Rossi, explores the theme of friendship and how the two men conceived of friendship as the creation of shared meaning in light of personal differences, tragedy and loss, and changing life circumstances.

Walden, Civil Disobedience, and Other Writings

Editor:  William Rossi

William Rossi’s Norton Critical Edition of Henry D. Thoreau, Walden, Civil Disobedience, and Other Writings (2008) includes annotated texts; contemporary reviews and posthumous assessments of Thoreau by Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Russell Lowell, and John Burroughs; selections from Thoreau’s Journal; and a wide range of recent interpretive essays.

Journal 6: 1853

Editor:  William Rossi

One of fourteen projected volumes of Henry Thoreau’s Journal in the Princeton Edition of his writings, Journal 6: 1853, edited by William Rossi, records how Thoreau divided his energies during this period between increasingly professional field studies as a naturalist in Concord and the revision of his Walden manuscript: two imaginative projects that fed one another.

Wild Apples and Other Natural History Essays by Henry D. Thoreau

Editor:  William Rossi

In Wild Apples and Other Natural History Essays by Henry D. Thoreau, edited by William Rossi, readers will see how Thoreau melded conventions of natural history writing with elements of travel writing and landscape writing to explore concerns ranging from America’s westward expansion to the figural dimensions of scientific facts and phenomena.