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Alireza "Ali" Taghdarreh

This past July, Iranian scholar  Alireza "Ali" Taghdarreh left his country for the first time to visit America. Taghdarreh has produced the first-ever Persian translation of Walden. We were honored to have him come to Concord to speak at our 2015 Annual Gathering "Thoreau's Sense of Place."

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I at once got out my book... 

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce the first annual Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship!

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From the Blog
Driftwood on Nauset Beach. Photograph by Elizabeth Kalman.

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Henry Thoreau's Cape Cod, Elizabeth Kalman and Nicholas Holdgate reflect on the existential significance of Thoreau's final excursion narrative.

Louisa May Alcott Society panels at the American Literature Association conference 26-29 May...