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Life in the woods
le 13 octobre 2013
Walden was written in 1854 by HD Thoreau while he lived in the cabin he'd built by himself, in the woods, near the lake Walden.
in the first part , a sharp critique of modern society and civilization and all that it encompasses : Anything goes , fashion ( clothing) , housing ( cover ) , the architecture , communication , transportation , education , culture, work: "who made them serfs of the soil? Why should they eat their sixty acres, when man is condemned to eat only his peck of dirt? Why should they begin digging their graves as soon as they are born?"...
In the second part , he let us know his experience of exile from the society, how he built his own cabin, his observations around the lake , seasons, wildlife, noise , culture, reading .. .
His philosophy penetrates us from the first pages about human living, luxury , freedom, spirituality...
An author who deserves to be better known in France and at least in high school I think.