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Wisdom and Destiny

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Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,221 / 160 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,025
mnybks.net#: 4686
Genre: Essays

Translated by Alfred Sutro

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position survive the onslaught of its adversaries, it is only because, in the deepest of him, he holds it for absolute truth. For this book is indeed a confession, a naive, outspoken, unflinching description of all that passes in his mind; and even those who like not his theories still must admit that this mind is strangely beautiful.

There have been many columns filled--and doubtless will be again-- with ingenious and scholarly attempts to place a definitive label on M. Maeterlinck, and his talent; to trace his thoughts to their origin, clearly denoting the authors by whom he has been influenced; in a measure to predict his future, and accurately to establish the place that he fills in the hierarchy of genius. With all this I feel that I have no concern. Such speculations doubtless have their use and serve their purpose. I shall be content if I can impress upon those who may read these lines, that in this book the man is himself, of untrammelled thought; a man possessed of the rare faculty of seeing b

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