The Measure of the Hours

The Measure of the Hours

by MAURICE MAETERLINCK
     
 

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Maeterlinck's "The Measure of the Hours" was translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos and was originally published by Dodd, Mead & Co.

The volume consists of a series of essays, some now published in English, on religious, ethical, and social conceptions of life treated in the subtle, beautiful style which marks all the work of the Belgian philosopher. The… See more details below

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Maeterlinck's "The Measure of the Hours" was translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos and was originally published by Dodd, Mead & Co.

The volume consists of a series of essays, some now published in English, on religious, ethical, and social conceptions of life treated in the subtle, beautiful style which marks all the work of the Belgian philosopher. The chapters on "Perfumes" and "The Psychology of Accident" are particularly thought-provoking, although the one which M. Maeterlinck has called "Our Anxious Morality" is perhaps the most distinctive and best known.

These 12 essays cover a rather wide range, including questions of morality, social duty, literary appreciation, scenery and popular science. Their aim is, however, essentially that of his earlier volumes—to combat insensibility to the possibilities of unguessed mysteries in what lies around us.

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ISBN-13:
2940016368481
Publisher:
OGB
Publication date:
02/13/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
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