Thoreau by A. Dan
A Sublime Life

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“To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust.” This graphic novel biography relates the forward looking inspirational life of the great author, philosopher and pioneering ecologist. Henry David Thoreau was also the father of the concept, still fresh today (viz "Occupy Wall St."), of "civil disobedience" which he used against slavery and the encroachment of government.

About A. Dan

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A. Dan was born in Toulouse, France in 1970. After long studies in Biology, his desire to draw catches up with him, leading to his other love, comics. He has published a number of literary graphic novels. Born in 1985, Maximilien Le Roy has written a number of non-fiction graphic novels such as Gaza, A Paving Stone in the Sea, and a biography of Nietzsche, besides various acclaimed works of fiction in comics.
Published April 1, 2016 by NBM Publishing. 88 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction

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Dan’s detailed art, that makes Thoreau: A Sublime Life a necessary and valuable addition to the graphic literature about Thoreau.

Aug 26 2016 | Read Full Review of Thoreau: A Sublime Life

This work gives readers a chance to meet a more complicated Henry David Thoreau (1817–62) than the usual portrayal of a pacifist sage in the woods. In his foreword, Le Roy raises these typical views of the man and then challenges his audience to examine his subject's contributions over a lifetime...

May 20 2016 | Read Full Review of Thoreau: A Sublime Life