The New Walden
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Here’s a big update since I posted this: after receiving excellent feedback from the literary community and reflecting on how best to help keep Walden evergreen, we decided to change the scope of the project. We are now creating a new edition of the original text, with annotations tailored for today’s reader. Archaisms defined, mythology elucidated, Latin translated.
This new direction won’t have annotations as in-depth as those of Jeffrey Cramer’s 150th anniversary edition. That particular version is excellent for scholarly study, but a bit overwhelming for the lay reader. Our annotations are presented as side-notes aligned to the corresponding baselines.
Our edition will also be unique in its inclusion of prose poems at the end, which will be paired by theme.
(I just updated the image to reflect the above update.)