Letters to A Spiritual Seeker

Letters to A Spiritual Seeker

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Fifty letters, comprising a correspondence of some fifteen years between the literary master and his friend, Harrison Blake, convey the writer's thoughts on God and spirituality, offering insight into such topics as the possibilities and limitations of human spirituality, the role of vocation in developing a spiritual life, and the importance of a direct relationship with God. 20,000 first printing.

Norton Pub

Henry David Thoreau is famous for the literary In the spirit of Rilke's Letters to a Young excellence of his political and nature writings. Poet, here are Thoreau's reflections on God But his friend Harrison Blake understood that the and spirituality. "true significance of [Thoreau's] life" was in fact spiritual, and he presciently asked the then-little-known Thoreau for guidance in finding a path of his own. The result was a regular exchange of letters for the remaining thirteen years of Thoreau's life, charting the evolution of his skills as a writer and thinker. The possibilities and limits of spirituality, the role of vocation in developing one's spiritual life, the importance of a direct relationship between the individual and GodThoreau discusses these and more in his letters to Blake. The fifty letters, assembled and annotated here for the first time in their own volume by Bradley P. Deanwho has made the editing of Thoreau's manuscripts his life's workare by turns earnest, oracular, witty, playful, practical, and deeply insightful and inspiring.Henry David Thoreau is famous for the literary In the spirit of Rilke's Letters to a Young excellence of his political and nature writings. Poet, here are Thoreau's reflections on God But his friend Harrison Blake understood that the and spirituality. "true significance of [Thoreau's] life" was in fact spiritual, and he presciently asked the then-little-known Thoreau for guidance in finding a path of his own. The result was a regular exchange of letters for the remaining thirteen years of Thoreau's life, charting the evolution of his skills as a writer and thinker. The possibilities and limits of spirituality, the role of vocation in developing one's spiritual life, the importance of a direct relationship between the individual and GodThoreau discusses these and more in his letters to Blake. The fifty letters, assembled and annotated here for the first time in their own volume by Bradley P. Deanwho has made the editing of Thoreau's manuscripts his life's workare by turns earnest, oracular, witty, playful, practical, and deeply insightful and inspiring.


Henry David Thoreau is famous for the literary In the spirit of Rilke's Letters to a Young excellence of his political and nature writings. Poet, here are Thoreau's reflections on God But his friend Harrison Blake understood that the and spirituality. "true significance of [Thoreau's] life" was in fact spiritual, and he presciently asked the then-little-known Thoreau for guidance in finding a path of his own. The result was a regular exchange of letters for the remaining thirteen years of Thoreau's life, charting the evolution of his skills as a writer and thinker. The possibilities and limits of spirituality, the role of vocation in developing one's spiritual life, the importance of a direct relationship between the individual and GodThoreau discusses these and more in his letters to Blake. The fifty letters, assembled and annotated here for the first time in their own volume by Bradley P. Deanwho has made the editing of Thoreau's manuscripts his life's workare by turns earnest, oracular, witty, playful, practical, and deeply insightful and inspiring.

Blackwell North Amer
Henry David Thoreau is famous for the literary excellence of his political and nature writings. But in 1848 his friend Harrison Blake understood that the "true significance of ÝThoreau's¨ life" was in fact spiritual and presciently asked the then little-known Thoreau for guidance in finding a path of his own. The result was a regular exchange of letters for the remaining thirteen years of Thoreau's life, charting the evolution of his skills as a writer and thinker. Initially the letters were directed to Blake alone, but with time (and Thoreau's knowledge) he shared them with friends, and they took on a broader dimension. What is exceptional about Thoreau is that his writing is timeless - his reflections on spirituality will resonate with people today, as they did with Blake and his friends in the 1840s.
The possibilities and limits of spirituality, the role of vocation in developing one's spiritual life, the importance of a direct relationship between the individual and God - Thoreau discusses these and more in his letters to Blake. The fifty letters, assembled and annotated here for the first time in their own volume by Bradley P. Dean - who has made the editing of Thoreau's manuscripts his life's work - are by turns earnest, oracular, witty, playful, practical - and deeply insightful and inspiring.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2004]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780393059410
0393059413
Branch Call Number: 818 T488L
Characteristics: 266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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