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Bird Relics: Grief and Vitalism in Thoreau by Branka Arsić

By Branka Arsić

Branka Arsic indicates that Thoreau constructed a concept of vitalism according to his brother’s dying. via grieving, he got here to determine existence as a generative strength into which every thing dissolves and reemerges. This reinterpretation, in accordance with assets ignored by means of critics, explains a lot of Thoreau’s extra idiosyncratic behavior and obsessions.

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