Demystifying the life, and legacy, of Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau is a bit of a polarizing figure. He has been both celebrated and criticized for his writing. He’s considered an inspirational figure for retreating to the woods, but mocked for his reliance on his mother during that same period.
This hour, we look at the life and legacy of Henry David Thoreau, and ask what his example can teach us about who is remembered and celebrated.
- Laura Dassow Walls: Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Notre Dame, and author of Henry David Thoreau: A Life, among other books.
- Alex Beam: Author, journalist, former columnist, and a current contributor to The Boston Globe.
- Tracy Fullerton: Professor and Director of the Game Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California, and the designer and director of “Walden, A Game.”
Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.