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Excerpts from The Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies, an annual peer-reviewed journal of Thoreau scholarship that features in-depth essays about Thoreau, his times and his contemporaries, and his influence today.

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Brent Ranalli


by Brent Ranalli Abstract: The “laundry sneer”—finding fault with Thoreau for not doing his own washing—is a relatively recent phenomenon.…

In wildness is the preservation of the world.”


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