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A Quote. Of Honesty.

[Robinson Crusoe] is terminally honest and open in the account of his life. Whether he ever gets beyond sincerity to truth, beyond the frankness of his telling to searching into the way things are, is another question. He is, perhaps, too self-involved, too much an “I,” to use his intellect for the discovery of truth rather than the allaying of anxiety—a familiarly modern subversion of thought.

—Eva Brann, “The Unexpurgated Robinson Crusoe


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