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Literary Criticism Nature

Sauntering, Thoreau-style

A Daily Adventure

illustrated by Victor Carl Friesen

Your Nickel's Worth Publishing
Initial publish date
Jan 2020
Nature, Literary, Environmentalists & Naturalists
Recommended Age
15 to 18
Recommended Grade
10 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2020
    List Price

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With a master’s thesis and a doctoral dissertation on Thoreau’s sensuous approach to nature, writer/photographer Victor Carl Friesen is well-qualified to comment on the Concord saunterer’s daily outdoor walks. He illustrates his words with superb photos of nature’s rich colours. This is Friesen’s third book on Thoreau, and his thirteenth book altogether. He lives in Rosthern, Saskatchewan, with his wife Dorothy.

About the author

Author (and painter) Victor Carl Friesen remains ever a “farmboy,” although he now, with his wife, Dorothy, lives in the town of Rosthern, Saskatchewan, but five miles from the quarter-section on which he was born. He holds MA and PhD degrees from the universities of Saskatchewan and Alberta respectively. Both his master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation focused on Henry David Thoreau, a foremost nature writer, and resulted in two books: The Spirit of the Huckleberry, a literary analysis of Thoreau’s work, and The Year Is a Circle, poems and photographs celebrating the American writer. Friesen has published nine other books and has won the Alberta Book of the Year Award and the Pfeiffer Award for academic research and writing. In addition, Friesen has authored some three hundred journal articles.

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