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Michael DeLisi

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 56% (5 of 9)
Location: Gonzalez, Louisiana
 

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Walden; Or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau
Walden; Or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau
5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
For those of you have never read Walden, I suggest that you abstain entirely from the book, for the rest of your life, if possible. I have always had my doubts about works by the Transcendentalists, and they were confirmed, upon reading this "American classic." This was just a plain piece of literary failure, and it was evident, as seen through Thoreau's own words. The man was full of contradictions, and in Walden, he was very successful in refuting what he just said a few pages before. He also seemed rather fascinated by Eastern traditions and spiritual writings, which, by the way, he often misquoted. Not only that, he exhibited, throughout his work, a subtle arrogance, in… Read more