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  • Thoreau & Me

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    Author: Cédric Taling
    Artist: Cédric Taling

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Some heavy reading on the ecological and climate emergency leads Cédric, a forty-something painter living in Paris, to question his life choices.

In a state of vulnerability, racked with eco-anxiety, he is contacted by the spirit of Henry David Thoreau: writer, environmentalist and the author of Walden.

Two centuries separate Cédric from the author who, depressed by the narrow materialism of industrialised America, retreated to a single-room cabin in the woods by Walden Pond.

But as their Socratic dialogue continues, Cédric notices striking parallels between the suffocating commercialism of mid-19th-century America and the unsustainable, alienating, tech-driven consumerism of today. Both societies are shaped by a single priority ― economic growth ― that not only squanders the earth’s resources but separates human beings from nature.

Inspired by Thoreau’s return to nature, Cédric begins dreaming of his own retreat from urban life: his own self-sufficient cabin in the woods. In Thoreau and Me, Cédric Taling explores the causes and consequences of today’s climate emergency.

Blending humour, philosophy and fiction, Taling asks how, at a time of unprecedented ecological and climate breakdown, we can learn to live with and respond to eco-anxiety.

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  • 4806004
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  • 9781910593837
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  • 9781910593837