Philosophic Nights in Paris by Remy de Gourmont

Philosophic Nights in Paris

byRemy de Gourmont

Kobo ebook | October 21, 2017

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Posterity is a schoolboy who is condemned to learn a hundred verses by heart. He learns ten of them and mumbles a few syllables of the rest. The ten are glory; the rest is literary history. Traditions? Of course, tradition. But do you not believe that there is a beginning to everything, even to tradition? Anti-clericalism works for the benefit of the dissident sect. In England, religious radicalism recruits Catholics; in France it recruits Protestants. Man can no more see the world than a fish can see the river bank. Many a time have I written the word "beauty," but almost never without being conscious of writing down an absurdity. There are beautiful things, but there is no such thing as Beauty: that is an abridged expression. It cannot be taken in an absolute sense; there is no Absolute.

Title:Philosophic Nights in ParisFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 21, 2017Publisher:SkylineLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8826499616

ISBN - 13:9788826499611