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Le Contre-Ciel
     

Le Contre-Ciel

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by Rene Daumal
 

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René Daumal's Le Contre-Ciel is a collection of poems about death, not a death that ends life but a death that begins it. For this early 20th century French poet-philosopher, Life, in its most dynamic sense, can only be experienced after the facade of self identity has been systematically negated through a kind of metaphysical suicide. In Le

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René Daumal's Le Contre-Ciel is a collection of poems about death, not a death that ends life but a death that begins it. For this early 20th century French poet-philosopher, Life, in its most dynamic sense, can only be experienced after the facade of self identity has been systematically negated through a kind of metaphysical suicide. In Le Contre-Ciel, Daumal invites us, his readers, to go through this process of regeneration-through-negation with him in order to revive in ourselves a knowledge and understanding of our primordial sources.

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Daumal launched his career with this 1970 collection. Written when the author was the ripe old age of 22, the poems foreshadow themes used in his more mature works. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780820413327
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1991
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 2: Romance Languages and Literature , #147
Pages:
134

Meet the Author

The Translator: Professor Kelton W. Knight is a specialist in 20th-centrury French poetry at Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington. His work on Daumal has resulted in the publication of several articles and translations in various literary journals and poetry magazines throughout the country.

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Le Contre-Ciel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He strode in and atomaticly went over to Ciel, "What may I do for you young master".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sits high up in tree and reads book. Hears ciel and lizzie and sighs in annoyence. Pullss white scarf up to bridg of nose and continues reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I considered joining this, but as soon as I saw the quality of the roleplays I changed my mind. Seriously? I know typing on the Nook can be a pain, and longer things tend to have more typos, but this one-sentence roleplaying? Really? Do you lack so much creativity that you think "she yawned" or "he sat" to be good enough? Spice it up! Variety! Descriptions, detail! I promise, it's not that hard and makes it so much better to roleplay.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
STOP
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walls inside and thinks the place should be filled with pretty things.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
e.e Okay. She'd tell me if you didn't, anyways.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bet she would. I'm goin' now.