Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thoreau and the American Idyll: radio

As we know, Henry David went to the woods because he wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life and not, when he came to die, discover that he had not lived. As part of Melvyn Bragg's excellent In Our Time series for BBC Radio, there's a great half hour programme on Thoreau which you can listen to again here over the next few days and a chat about him on their message boards here.


  1. Anonymous5:59 AM

    Actually it is a reproduction of his cabin. Read the story of the discovery of the actual site here: See more pics of the replica cabin here:

  2. Yes, you're absolutely right (though I think readers of Shedworking will know this already). Thanks for the links.

  3. Anonymous11:13 PM

    You can get the podcast free from Itunes