“Henry David Thoreau and the Defense of the Commons”—Sept. 28 Lecture and Conversation


NYU will host “Our True Paradise: Henry David Thoreau and the Defense of the Commons,” a lecture by Thoreau biographer Laura Dassow Walls, on Thurs., Sept. 28.

Laura Walls
Notre Dame's Laura Walls, author of Henry David Thoreau: A Life. Image courtesy of Laura Walls.

New York University will host “Our True Paradise: Henry David Thoreau and the Defense of the Commons,” a lecture by Thoreau biographer Laura Dassow Walls, on Thurs., Sept. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (53 Washington Square South [between Sullivan and Thompson Streets]).

Walls, author of the first comprehensive biography of Thoreau in more than 50 years, will speak on the contemporary significance of Thoreau’s life and ideas. Walls, William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, will be introduced by Philip Kunhardt, director of the Center for Transformative Lives, the evening’s sponsor.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required at transformative.lives@nyu.edu or 212.998.4291. Space is limited.

Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (W. 4th St.).

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