Henry David Thoreau | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Stephen Adams

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of Henry David Thoreau.
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Critical Essay by Stephen Adams

SOURCE: Adams, Stephen. “The Genres of A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.” In Approaches to Teaching Thoreau's Walden and Other Works, edited by Richard J. Schneider, pp. 143‐9. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 1996.

In the following essay, Adams explains the teaching opportunities that arise from exploring the question of A Week's genre.

The “drama” of Sunday in Thoreau's A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers concludes “without regard to any unities which we mortals prize. Whether it might have proved tragedy, or comedy, or tragi‐comedy, or pastoral, we cannot tell” (114). Many readers have shared a like uncertainty about A Week as a whole and have based criticisms of it on dubious...

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