Thoreau`s Vision of Insects & the origins of American entomology

Essential reading for all interested in Henry Thoreau. This is the first full account of the insects in his writing. David Spooner identifies the insects and builds a comprehensive index of them in Thoreau`s work. It also deepens our reading of the Journal and Walden.

"much useful material" (Bradley Dean, Thoreau Society Newsletter)

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Science and the Humanities
Science and the humanities
"In this volume, Spooner makes use of the most recent data from science to strike out in an interesting direction by returning to one of the great unresolved mysteries: how to fuse science and the great works of imagination without doing violence to one or the other of these great human enterprises."
Poetry and Entomology
A consideration of poets from Darío to Rueda and Lorca; Cernuda and Aleixandre to Valente.

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