Maurice Maeterlinck; A Critical Study

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byUna Taylor

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914. Excerpt: ... DEATH In the last prose work Maeterlinck has placed before his readers (which incorporates the essential pages of the essay "L'lmmortalite " previously published), he has shown the instinct of his art in discarding it. Face to face with riddles of life, face to face with enigmas of nature, face to face with problems of human emotions, the philosopher had never disowned the artist, the transcendentalist had never renounced the poet. Face to face with the unsolved mystery which, so far, has lain like an iron bar across the road of experimental science, he has used words, of which he is a master, after another method. His thoughts clothe themselves in clearly outlined phrases, knitted one with another in logical sequences. Language becomes in his hands a tool, used with the carefully weighed precision of a metaphysician. With his great gift of emotional utterance, equally 1 VIntelligence des Fleurs, 1907. gifted with the touch which epitomises and visualises by a transient image the drift, sentimental or intellectual, of some side issue of thought whose direct statement would over-accentuate importance, in this last essay he seems of set purpose to deny himself, as thinker, the use of the natural endowments of his genius as artist. Rejecting the creeds of religious beliefs, as he interprets them, the allegoric figures under whose cypher faith acknowledged the inadequacy of words to define the most silent of all mysteries, vanish from the page. The departure of the soul upon its long journey, the sleep of the soul in the death cradle of eternity, the sojourn of the soul in the eternal light, with all those familiar golden countries portrayed by Bernard of Cluny, in the centos of his "Hora Novissima," whose impassioned symbolism tells of the spirit's nostalgia...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914. Excerpt: ... DEATH In the last prose work Maeterlinck has placed before his readers (which incorporates the essential pages of the essay "L...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217966438

ISBN - 13:9780217966436

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