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Walden by Henry David Thoreau *SOLD OUT*

September 6, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until September 13, 2022

*Sold Out* – email to be added to the waitlist

featuring Philip F. Gura, William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature


One of the most influential and compelling books in American literature

This lyrical yet practical-minded book is at once a record of the 26 months Thoreau spent in withdrawal from society and a declaration of independence from the oppressive mores of the world he left behind. Elegant, witty, and quietly searching, Walden remains the most persuasive American argument for simplicity of life and clarity of conscience. —Everyman’s Library

Inspiring, brilliantly written, cantankerous and funnyWalden is both a very specific story about one man’s attempt to live the simple life in the wilderness, and the great, founding text both for the environmental movement and the entire counter-culture. Penguin Classics

Walden is a self-help book, perhaps the ultimate self-help book, urging us to show up for our own lives, to have the courage to find our own convictions and to try to live them out.Smithsonian Magazine

—With their call for “simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!”, for self-honesty, and for harmony with nature, the writings of Henry David Thoreau are perhaps the most influential philosophical works in all American literature. —Modern Library

“In one book, Thoreau surpasses everything we have had in America. Robert Frost


Meeting Date: Tuesdays, September 6 and 13

Cost: $40, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home

Register online or call 919.962.1544


September 6, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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(919) 942-7373