Monday, June 16, 2008

Thoreau at Walden

Thoreau at Walden by John Porcellino from the writings of Henry David Thoreau
John Porcellino uses only the visionary words of Thoreau himself to tell the story of those two years off the beaten track. The pared-down text focuses on Thoreau's most profound ideas, and Porcellino's fresh, simple pictures bring the philosopher's sojourn at Walden to cinematic life. For readers who know Walden intimately, this graphic treatment will provide a vivid new interpretation of Thoreau's story. For those who have never read the original, it presents a contemporary look at Thoreau's call to slow down in an ever-accelerating world, a message that is as relevant today (if not more so) as it was 150 years ago.

1 comment:

Kirkus said...

...This graphic portrait will enrich the insight into his life and character afforded by Johnson's fictionalized episodes...