I recently finished reading Faith in a Seed, which collects some of Henry Thoreau‘s late nature writing that was published for the first time in 1993. The book is composed largely of one of his lesser-known essays, “The Dispersion of Seeds,” … Continue reading
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The story of Thoreau’s 1861 “Journey West” with Horace Mann, Jr., which took the duo from Massachusetts to Minnesota and back. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to 978-451-0300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. WHO: Corinne Hosfeld Smith WHEN: Wed., October 24 at 7:00pm WHERE: … Continue reading
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Two weeks of literary events, mostly free, continuing this week in Concord, MA. Today I attended “The Medical Lives of Famous Writers” and learned all about Shakespeare and syphilis, and the afflictions of George Orwell, Jonathan Swift, and others. See … Continue reading
Upcoming event: Sunday, April 29, 2012, 3:00 PM at First Parish in Concord, MA.