Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Chris Lydon & Damion Searls

Listen to this great interview between Christopher Lydon and Damion Searls (translator of Inner Sky), at Radio Open Source, regarding Searls' new edition of the journals of Thoreau (our from the New York Review of Books). Searls says, “Rilke is such an aesthete, but it’s kind of remarkable how many of these Thoreau journals end up sounding like Rilke poems in prose, or vice versa. So I think that in terms of the generational stuff it took a while. Thoreau was seen as this kind of crusty Yankee, and then he was seen as this civil disobedience hero and this environmental prophet, all of which are true.”

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