On the Marble Cliffs

On the Marble Cliffs

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ISBN-13: 9780140029857
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 07/03/1984
Series: Penguin Modern Classics,2985
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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On the Marble Cliffs 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
janemarieprice on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A homogeneous mixture of parable, fantasy, social critique, and fable, Junger¿s novella centers on two botanists living in an idyllic seaside community as a mysterious political group gains power. This was a tough read for me. It is ominous and haunting. The characters¿ struggle with how to deal with the rising fascist leaders is very tactile. ¿While evil flourished like mushroom spawn in rotten wood, we plunged deeper into the mystery of flowers, and their chalices seemed larger and more brilliant than before. But, above all, we continued our study of language, for in the word we recognized the gleaming magic blade before which tyrants pale. There is a trinity of word, liberty and spirit.¿