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The charnel rose; Senlin a biography, and other poems

The charnel rose; Senlin a biography, and other poems
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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:24
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.1
  • Dimensions (in):7.4 x 0.1 x 9.7
  • Publication Date:May 15, 2012
  • ISBN:1235919544
  • EAN:9781235919541
  • ASIN:1235919544
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 Excerpt: ...sharp statements of ideas, implying the theme, rather than stating it. This theme might be called nympholepsy--nympholepsy in a broad sense as that impulse which sends us from one dream, or ideal, to another, always disillusioned, always creating for adoration some new and subtler fiction. To exhaust such a theme would of course be impossible. One can only single out certain aspects of it, indicate with a gesture. In the present instance it has been my intention merely to use this idea as a theme upon which one might build wilfully a kind of absolute music. I have restricted myself to what was relatively a small portion of the idea--that portion which deals with the main phases of love, only departing from this theme, or group of themes, at the very end, when a transition is made into mysticism. Thus, beginning with the lowest order of love, the merely carnal, the theme leads irregularly, with returns and anticipations as in music, through various phases of romantic or idealistic love, to several variants of sexual mysticism; finally ending, as I have said, in a mysticism apparently pure. It scarcely needs to be said that the protagonist of the poem is not a specific man, but man in general. Man is seen seeking in many ways to satisfy his instinct to love, worshipping one idol after another, disenchanted with each in turn; and at last taking pleasure not so much in anticipation as in memory. The Charnel Rose is called a symphony, and in some ways the analogy to a musical symphony is close. Symbols recur throughout like themes, sometimes unchanged, sometimes modified, but always referring to a definite idea. The attempt has been made to divest the successive emotions dealt with of all save the most typical or appropriate physical conditions, suggesting physi...

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