Jungle Boy

Halpern, Jake
July 2006
New Republic;7/3/2006, Vol. 235 Issue 1, p38
An essay is presented describing the author's disillusionment with Henry David Thoreau's "Walden" after meeting a real hermit on vacation on Kauai (Hawaii). "Donald" lived off of the land in a paradisiacal wilderness, but he still had to deal with dirt, bodily functions and loneliness. The author suspects that Thoreau did not enjoy his time in the woods nearly as much as he claimed to.


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