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  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-1401-5
  • ISSN: 2108-9876
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-1403-9.p.0009
  • Éditeur: Classiques Garnier
  • Date de parution: 13/02/2014
  • Langue: Français
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I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well. Unfortunately, I am confined to this theme by the narrowness of my experience. Moreover, I, on my side, require of every writer, first or last, a simple and sincere account of his own life, and not merely what he has heard of other mens lives ; some such account as he would send to his kindred from a distant land ; for if he has lived sincerely, it must have been in a distant land to me. Perhaps these pages are more particularly addressed to poor students. As for the rest of my readers, they will accept such portions as apply to them. I trust that none will stretch the seams in putting on the coat, for it may do good service to him whom it fits.

Henry David Thoreau, Walden or the Life in the Woods