“Wash Your Windows”: A Note on Thoreau and the Prejudices of the Present Day

Virginia Woolf, celebrating Henry David Thoreau’s centenary in 1917: Few people, it is safe to say, take such an interest in themselves as Thoreau took in himself; for if we are gifted with an intense egoism we do our best to suffocate it in order to live on decent terms with our neighbours. We are … Continue reading “Wash Your Windows”: A Note on Thoreau and the Prejudices of the Present Day