Laura Dassow Walls

Laura Dassow Walls is currently a professor of English literature at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. She specializes in American Transcendentalism, especially Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, as well as transatlantic romanticism and environmental literature. Her most recent book is the biography Henry David Thoreau: A Life (University of Chicago Press, 2017).

Interviews with Laura Dassow Walls

Laura Dassow Walls on Henry David Thoreau

Again and again we return to the question: how should we live? To Henry David Thoreau, the 19th-century author, philosopher and naturalist, the answer was simplicity itself. Here his biographer Laura Dassow Walls selects five key texts that explore the Thoreauvian way of thinking.

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