Inder Nath Kher


In his seminal essay on "Nature" (1836) Emerson writes:

"In the woods, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of life is always a child. In the woods is perpetual youth. Within these plantations of God, a decorum and sanctity reign, a perennial festival is dressed, and the guest sees not how he should tire of them in a thousand years."

Thoreau's Walden; Or, Life In The Woods (1854) is more than a tribute to Emersonian ideas; it is a forceful plea for the renewal and regeneration of the self. It is concerned with the deeper significance of reality as a whole.

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