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Thoreau, Henry David

Pronunciation: /THəˈrō/ /THôˈrō/ /ˈTHôrō/
(1817–62), US essayist and poet. A key proponent of transcendentalism, he is best known for Walden, or Life in the Woods (1854), an account of a two-year experiment in self-sufficiency. His essay on civil disobedience (1849) influenced Mahatma Gandhi’s policy of passive resistance.
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