The Mysticism of Maurice Maeterlinck: Taken from

The Mysticism of Maurice Maeterlinck: Taken from "Prophets of Dissent"

by Otto Heller
     
 

It is true that Maurice Maeterlinck, the most eminent literary figure in his sadly stricken country and of unsurpassed standing among the contemporary masters of French letters, has, since the great catastrophe, won no new laurels as a dramatist; and that in the other field cultivated by him, that of the essay, his productiveness has been anything but prolific. But in… See more details below

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It is true that Maurice Maeterlinck, the most eminent literary figure in his sadly stricken country and of unsurpassed standing among the contemporary masters of French letters, has, since the great catastrophe, won no new laurels as a dramatist; and that in the other field cultivated by him, that of the essay, his productiveness has been anything but prolific. But in his case one is inclined to interpret reticence as an eloquent proof of a singularly heroic firmness of character at a time when on both sides of the great divide which now separates the peoples, the cosmopolitan trend of human advance has come to a temporary halt, and the nations have relapsed from their laboriously attained degree of world-citizenship into the homelier, but more immediately virtuous, state of traditional patriotism. It is a pleasure to publish this new, high quality, and affordable edition of this timeless essay. This essay first appeared in the book “Prophets of Dissent” by Otto Heller.

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ISBN-13:
2940012914057
Publisher:
Petra Books
Publication date:
06/01/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
44
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