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Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

Adams, Henry Brooks

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ISBN 10: 0385093942 / ISBN 13: 9780385093941
Editorial: Doubleday
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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0385093942 New. Very minor edge shelf wear. No marks in book. N° de ref. de la librería 0385093942NE

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Título: Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

Editorial: Doubleday

Encuadernación: PAPERBACK

Condición del libro:Fine

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Preface D ecember, 1904. Some old Elizabethan play or poem contains the lines: .. .W ho reads me, when I am ashes, Is my son in wishes The relationship, between reader and writer, of son and father, may have existed in Queen Elizabeth stime, but is much too close to be true for ours. The utmost that any writer could hope of his readers now is that they should consent to regard themselves as nephews, and even then he would expect only a more or less civil refusal from most of them. I ndeed, if he had reached a certain age, he would have observed that nephews, as a social class, no longer read at all, and that there is only one familiar instance recorded of a nephew who read his uncle. The exception tends rather to support the rule, since it needed a Macaulay to produce, and two volumes to record it. Finally, the metre does not permit it. One may not say: Who reads me, when I am ashes, is my nephew in wishes. The same objections do not apply to the word niece. The change restores the verse, and, to a very great degree, the fact. Nieces have been known to read in early youth, and in some cases may have read their uncles. The relationship, too, is convenient and easy, capable of being anything or nothing, at the will of either party, like a Mohammedan or Polynesian or American marriage. No valid objection can be offered to this change in the verse. Niece let it be! The following pages, then, are written for nieces, or for those who are willing, for the time, to be nieces in wish.
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"Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres is undoubtedly Adams's greatest work; though not apparently related to his earlier writings, this inspired work of poetry is the crowning achievement of his severe and somber historical oeuvre."--Maurice le Breton

"Emerson discussed man's need to discover a system of unity for his age; Henry Adams did the same for an age when the conflict was infinitely more acute and the solution less apparently obvious."--Robert Spiller

"One has the feeling that during the process of writing, the book grew way beyond its original plan and intention to be the informal travel talk of an art tourist, or an art-uncle for nieces with Kodaks. At a certain point it almost ceases to deal with esthetic experiences and becomes a confession of a seeker after unity, of a pilgrim who hopes to find in the Middle Ages an emotional repose-peace-Nirvana."--Ernst Scheyer, The Circle of Henry Adams

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