Walden is a book by American transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. Henry David Thoreau, disciple of Ralph Waldo Emerson, sought isolation and nearness to nature. In his writings he suggests that all living. Henry David Thoreau Quotations: Nature · After having some business dealings with men, I am occasionally chagrined, and feel as if I had done some wrong, and it. Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, where the naturalist Henry David Thoreau lived for two years in the s as an experiment. In his essay “Nature,” Emerson asserts that there can be found things and events speak without metaphor” (Walden, IV). Henry David Thoreau, the naturalist, philosopher, and author of such classics as Walden and "Civil Disobedience," contributed a number of writings to The. The club met for four years and quickly expanded to include numerous literary intellectuals. Among these were the author Henry David Thoreau. In , Thoreau. In Walden, Henry David Thoreau explains how a relationship with nature reveals aspects of the true self that remain hidden by the distractions of society. Henry David Thoreau. Walden. Original Cover. Published in the United Branch, Michael P. Reading the Roots: American Nature Writing before Walden. Henry David Thoreau. Although he thought of himself as a poet, Henry David Thoreau's most defining work was his book, Walden. Themes. environment · nature.