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Series: Great books Published by : Discovery Communications, Inc. Physical details: 30 min. ; color & b/w ISBN:1563316536. Year: 1997
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Walden Henry David Thoreau's walden captures the essence of transcendentalism. Emphasizing the importance of spirituality over materialism, Thoreau urges people to free themselves from the "quiet desperation" of their lives to discover the "marrow of life,". This video traces Thoreau's life from his childhood to the peace he found on the shores of Walden Pond. Interviews with members of the voluntary simplicity movement reveal the power of Thoreau's ideas on the American Psyche today.