‘Walden’ may be the most famous act of social distancing. It’s also a lesson on the importance of community.

By Ron Charles Critic, Book World April 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. GMT+2

In 1845, a shy young man named Henry David Thoreau “went to the woods to live deliberately.” Using old boards from a nearby shanty, he and a few friends built a small cabin near Walden Pond in Concord, Mass. Determined to break a spell of writer’s block, he stayed there more than two years, trying to “suck out all the marrow of life.” Read more (Source: The Washington Post)

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