Paul Cordwell

Gunfight at Walden Pond

Gunfight at Walden Pond is made up of alternate sentences from Henry David Thoreau’s ‘Walden’ and Jack Andersen’s ‘Inside the National Rifle Association’. ‘Walden’ outlines Thoreau’s two years of self-sufficiency in a shack by Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts in the mid-19th century. This book has proved inspirational both to the ecology lobby and to American gun-carrying survivalists. The journalist Jack Andersen’s ‘Inside the National Rifle Association’ (1996) is an expose of the various groups within the NRA and their complex of power-relations.