A Lecture on Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Library Oss Raadhuislaan 10, 5341 GM Oss, Netherlands

The Library Oss will host a lecture on Henry David Thoreau on Sunday, February 19th. The American writer, philosopher and naturalist, is being honored around the globe because it is exactly two hundred years since his birth on July 12th, 1817.

Jan Pouwels
The lecture will be given by Jan Pouwels from Herpen who is a great admirer of Thoreau. As a member of the Thoreau Society Jan was asked to donate at the local level to the Thoreau's Bicentennial year. In his lecture he will elaborate on the work and life of Thoreau and the places he wrote about. 

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) is considered one of the greats of American literature. His articles, essays, diaries and poems fill more than twenty books. In his masterpiece "Walden" from 1854, he describes how one can live a simple life in the forest, apart from the "civilized" society. Another famous work is the essay "Civil disobedience" in 1849 about the violent resistance of an individual against an unjust government. Thoreau was a great inspiration for both Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. 

The commencement of the lecture is 14:00. Admission is free, but please register here via pw@nobb.nl