Dos lecturas complementarias sobre Thoreau, su obra, actitud y "soledad con sentido"... La primera, en "The New York Times" y la segunda, en "Letras Libres".
The writer used his self-quarantine at Walden to pursue an intensive course in self-education. In the present pandemic moment, there’s plenty to learn from standing still. Lessons in Constructive Solitude From Thoreau
During most of his life Henry David Thoreau was, by conventional standards of success, a failure. He rarely left the farm town of Concord, Mass., where he was born in 1817. There he was viewed by at least some of his neighbors as a marginal figure, standoffish, politically radical, a loner, a crank. As a member of the New England literary world he cut a graceless figure and had an inauspicious professional start. Una soledad con propósito: leer a Thoreau en el confinamiento
La conexión entre el compromiso público y el retiro privado es más profunda de lo que pensamos.