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Selective Bibliography of Criticism

Henry David Thoreau

Selected Articles and Chapters of Criticism on Walden

Collections of Criticism

  • Harding, Walter, ed. Thoreau: A Century of Criticism. Dallas: SMUP, 1954.
  • Lane, Lauriat, ed. Approaches to Walden. San Francisco: Wadsworth, 1961.
  • Paul, Sherman, ed. Thoreau: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1962.
  • Harding, Walter, ed. The Thoreau Centennial. Albany: State Univ. of NYP, 1964.
  • Ruland, Richard, ed. Twentieth Century Interpretations of Walden: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1968.
  • Glick, Wendell. P.ed. The Recognition of Henry David Thoreau: Selected Criticism since 1848. Ann Arbor: UMich P, 1969.
  • Stein, William B., ed. New Approaches to Thoreau: A Symposium. Hartford, Conn.: Transcendental Books, 1969.
  • McAleer, John J., ed. Artist and Citizen Thoreau. Hartford, Conn: Transcendental Books, 1971.
  • Moldenhauer, Joseph J., ed. Studies in Walden. Columbus, OH: Charles E. Merrill, 1961.
  • Harding, Walter, George Brenner, and P. A. Doyle, eds. Henry David Thoreau: Studies and Commentaries. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1962.
  • Myerson, Joel, ed. Critical Essays on Henry David Thoreau's Walden. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1988.
  • Sayre, Robert F., ed. New Essays on Walden. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1992.
  • Schneider, Richard J., ed. Approaches to Teaching Thoreau's Walden and Other Works. NY: MLA, 1996.

Books of Criticism

  • Adams, Stephen, and Donald Ross, Jr. Revising Mythologies: The Composition of Thoreau's Major Works. Charlottesville: UP of VA, 1988.
  • Anderson, Charles. The Magic Circle of Walden. New York: Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 1968.
  • Bennett, Jane. Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1994.
  • Berger, Michael Benjamin. Thoreau's Late Career and The Dispersion of Seeds. Rochester: Camden House, 2000.
  • Bickman, Martin. Walden: Volatile Truths. New York, 1992.
  • Bode, Carl, editor. The Portable Thoreau. Web Site Review of Preface. New York: The Viking Press, 1947, 1965. Note Note.
  • Botkin, Daniel. No Man's Garden : Thoreau and a New Vision for Civilization and Nature. DC: Island Press, 2001.
  • Boudreau, Gordon V. The Roots of Walden and the Tree of Life. Nashville: Vanderbilt UP, 1990.
  • Borst, Raymond R. The Thoreau Log: A Documentary Life of Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862. NY: Hall, 1992.
  • Bridgman, Richard. Dark Thoreau. Lincoln: Uni. Neb P, 1982.
  • Burbick, Joan. Thoreau's Alternative History: Changing Perspectives on Nature, Culture, and Language. Philadelphia: U Penn P, 1987.
  • Buell, Lawrence. The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture. Cambridge: Belknap, 1995.
  • Burbick, Joan. Thoreau's Alternative History: changing Perspectives on Nature, Culture, and Language. Philadelphia: U Pa P, 1987.
  • Cameron, Sharon. Writing Nature: Henry Thoreau's Journal. NY: Osford UP, 1985.
  • Canby, Henry Seidel, ed. The Works of Thoreau. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1937. Note Note.
  • Canby, Henry Seidel. Thoreau. Boston, 1958.
  • Cavell, Stanley. The Senses of Walden. New York: Viking P, 1972.
  • Cook, Reginald. Passage to Walden.. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1949.
  • Dassow, Laura [Walls]. Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Ninetenth-century Natural Science. Madison: U Wisc. P, 1995.
  • Dillman, Richard. Essays on Henry David Thoreau: Rhetoric, Style, and Audience. West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Press, 1993.
  • Emerson, Edward. Henry Thoreau as Remembered by a Young Friend. 1917.
  • Fink, Steven. Prophet in the Marketplace: Thoreau's Development as a Professional Writer. Columbus: Ohio State P, 1999.
  • Fleck, Richard F. Henry Thoreau and John Muir Among the Indians. Hamden, CN: Archon, 1985.
  • Garber, Frederick. Thoreau's Redemptive Imagination. New York: NYUP, 1977.
  • Garber, Frederick. Thoreau's Fable of Inscribing. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1991.
  • Golemba, Henry. Thoreau's Wild Rhetoric. New York: NYU P, 1990.
  • Goodwin, James. "Thoreau and John Brown: Transcendental Politics."  ESQ: 25 (1979), 156-167.
  • Gozzi, Raymond D., ed. Thoreau's Psychology: Eight Essays. Lanham, Md: Univ P of America, 1983.
  • Guthrie, James R. Above Time : Emerson's and Thoreau's Temporal Revolutions. Columbia: U Mo P, 2001.
  • Hamilton, Franklin W. Thoreau on the Art of Writing. Flint, Mich: Walden Press, 1967.
  • Hanson, Elizabeth. Thoreau's Indian of the Mind. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellon P, 1991.
  • Harding, Walter and Michael Meyer. The New Thoreau Handbook. New York: NYU P, 1980.
  • Harding, Walter. Thoreau: Man of Concord. New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1960.
  • Hildebidle, John. Thoreau: A Naturalist's Liberty. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1983.
  • Hodder, Alan. Thoreau's Ecstatic Witness. New Haven: Yale UP, 2001.
  • Johnson, Linck C. Thoreau's Complex Weave : the writing of A week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, with the text of the first draft. Charlottesville: U Va P, 1986.
  • Johnson, William C., Jr. What Thoreau Said: Walden and the Unsayable. Moscow: U of Idaho P, 1994.
  • Krutch, Joseph. Henry David Thoreau.New York: William Morrow, 1974.
  • Lebeaux, Richard. Thoreau's Seasons. Amherst: U MA P, 1984.
  • Lebeaux, Richard. Young Man Thoreau. Amherst: U MA P, 1977.
  • McGregor, Robert Kuhn. A Wider View of the Universe: Henry Thoreau's Study of Nature. Urbana: U Ill P, 1997.
  • McIntosh, James. Thoreau as Romantic Naturalist: His Shifting Stance Toward Nature. thaca: Cornell UP 1974.
  • Meyer, Michael.  Several More Lives to Live: Thoreauís Political Reputation in America. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1977.
  • Myerson, Joel, ed. The Cambridge Campanion to Henry David Thoreau. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995.
  • Moller, Mary Elkins. Thoreau in the Human Community. Amherst: U MA P, 1980.
  • Milder, Robert. Reimagining Thoreau. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995.
  • Neufeldt, Leonard N. The Economist: Henry Thoreau and Enterprise. NY: Oxford UP, 1989.
  • Paul, Sherman. The Shores of America: Thoreau's Inward Exploration. Urbana: U ILL P, 1958.
  • Peck, H. Daniel. Thoreau's Morning Work: Memory and Perception in A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, the Journal, and Walden. NY: Yale Univ P, 1990.
  • Robinson, David M. "Thoreau's "Ktaadn" and the Quest for Experience." In Mott, Chapter 11.
  • Robinson, David M.Natural Life: Thoreau's Worldly Transcendentalism. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2004.
  • Robinson, David M. Natural Life: Thoreau's Worldly Transcendentalism. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2004.
  • Porte, Joel. Emerson and Thoreau: Transcendentalists in Conflict. Middletown, Conn: Wesleyan UP, 1965.
  • Sattelmeyer, Robert.Thoreau's Reading: A Study in Intellectual History. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1988.
  • Sayre, Robert, F. Thoreau and the American Indians.  NJ: Princeton University P. 1977. Note Note.
  • Shanley, J. Lyndon. The Making of Walden. Chicago, 1957.
  • Schneider, Richard J. (ed. and introd.) Buell, Lawrence (foreword). Thoreau's Sense of Place: Essays in American Environmental Writing. Iowa City, IA: U of Iowa P, 2000.
  • Schneider, Richard J. Henry David Thoreau. Boston: Twayne, 1987.
  • Stoehr, Taylor. Nay-saying in Concord : Emerson, Alcott, and Thoreau . Hamden, CT: Archon, 1979.
  • Tauber, Alfred I. Henry David Thoreau and the Moral Agency of Knowing. Berkeley: UCal P, 2001.
  • Taylor, Bob P. America's Bachelor Uncle: Thoreau and the American Polity. Lawrence: UP of Kansas, 1996.
  • Wagenknecht, Edward. Henry David Thoreau: What Manner Of A Man? University Of Mass Press. 1981. Note Note.
  • West, Michael. Transcendental Wordplay. Athens: Ohio UP, 2000.
  • Wolfe, William J. Thoreau: Mystic, Prophet, Ecologist. 1974.
  • Worley, Sam McGuire. Emerson, Thoreau, and the Role of the Cultural Critic. Albany: SUNY P, 2001.


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