Bird Relics: Grief and Vitalism in Thoreau by Branka Arsić

By Branka Arsić

Branka Arsic exhibits that Thoreau constructed a idea of vitalism in accordance with his brother’s loss of life. via grieving, he got here to work out lifestyles as a generative strength into which every thing dissolves and reemerges. This reinterpretation, in keeping with assets neglected by means of critics, explains a lot of Thoreau’s extra idiosyncratic behavior and obsessions.

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