Faculty Advisor

Mott, Wesley T.

Abstract

Gary Snyder has been called the modern day Henry David Thoreau. A comparison of their basic philosophies of Transcendentalism and Deep Ecology and an analysis of sample works of both authors reveal the essential similarities of these philosophies. Even though over 100 years separate these authors, Snyder echoes many of Thoreau's ecological views, his perception of nature as sacred, and his love of wildness and beauty in a living, evolving earth interconnected with all creatures.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Humanities and Arts

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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