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Norman : University of Oklahoma Press. In Burroughs left a teaching position in the small village of Buffalo Grove in Illinois to seek employment closer to home, drawn back by "the girl I left behind me. Burroughs later became an atheist with an inclination towards pantheism.
Myers, Florida, Burroughs had his first break as a writer in the summer of when the Atlantic Monthly , then a fairly new publication, accepted his essay Expression. Editor James Russell Lowell found the essay so similar to Emerson's work that he initially thought Burroughs had plagiarized his longtime acquaintance.
Poole's Index and Hill's Rhetoric, both periodical indexes, even credited Emerson as the author of the essay. All the while, he continued to publish essays, and grew interested in the poetry of Walt Whitman. In , Burroughs published Notes on Walt Whitman as Poet and Person, the first biography and critical work on the poet, which was extensively and anonymously revised and edited by Whitman himself before publication.
The next year he bought a 9-acre 3. There he grew various crops before eventually focusing on table grapes. He continued to write, and continued as a federal bank examiner for several more years.
In Burroughs bought additional land near Riverby where he and son Julian constructed an Adirondack-style cabin that he called " Slabsides ". At Slabsides he wrote, grew celery, and entertained visitors, including students from local Vassar College.
Burroughs accompanied many personalities of the time in his later years, including Theodore Roosevelt , John Muir , Henry Ford who gave him an automobile, one of the first in the Hudson Valley , Harvey Firestone , and Thomas Edison. In , he participated in E. Harriman 's expedition to Alaska.
In , Burroughs met an admirer, Clara Barrus — She was a physician with the state psychiatric hospital in Middletown, N. Clara was 37 and nearly half his age. She was the great love of his life  and ultimately his literary executrix. She moved into his house after Ursula died in She published Whitman and Burroughs: Comrades in , relying on firsthand accounts and letters to documents Burroughs' friendship with poet Walt Whitman.
Nature fakers controversy[ edit ] Further information: Nature fakers controversy In , after publishing an article entitled "Real and Sham Natural History" in the Atlantic Monthly , Burroughs began a widely publicized literary debate known as the nature fakers controversy.
Roberts and William J. Long for their fantastical representations of wildlife, he also denounced the booming genre of "naturalistic" animal stories as " yellow journalism of the woods". The controversy lasted for four years and involved American environmental and political figures of the day, including President Theodore Roosevelt , who was friends with Burroughs. He is best known for his observations on birds, flowers and rural scenes, but his essay topics also range to religion, philosophy, and literature.
Burroughs was a staunch defender of Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson , but somewhat critical of Henry David Thoreau , even while praising many of Thoreau's qualities. Some of Burroughs' essays came out of trips back to his native Catskills.
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From to Burroughs alternated periods of teaching with periods of study at higher education institutions including Cooperstown Seminary; he left the Seminary and completed his studies in Burroughs had his first break as a writer in the summer of when the Atlantic Monthly , then a fairly new publication, accepted his essay Expression. San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, Herring, illustrator, Oregon University Press, In , Burroughs met an admirer, Clara Barrus —
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A Canyon Voyage.
Following this operation, his health steadily declined. Swampwalker's Journal.
Birds of the Grey Wind. She moved into his house after Ursula died in