‘This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal’
“Thoreau’s Journal contains some two million words written over twenty years,” writes Robert Pogue Harrison. “The Journal is the main focus of an exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum, ‘This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal,’ which brings together nearly one hundred relics of this American saint, including the small green desk on which he wrote most of his life work, the flute with which he enchanted Margaret Fuller and other humans and nonhumans alike, as well as more than twenty of his Journal notebooks, many of his letters, books from his personal library, the only two photographs for which he ever sat, and even some pressed plants from his herbarium. Those many readers and scholars who have increasingly come to consider Thoreau’s Journal his main literary achievement will want to make a pilgrimage this summer to the Morgan.”
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