↠´ Le Mont Analogue. Roman d'aventures alpines, non euclidiennes et symboliquement authentiques Ç Download by ☆ René Daumal
↠´ Le Mont Analogue. Roman d'aventures alpines, non euclidiennes et symboliquement authentiques Ç Download by ☆ René Daumal I am convinced that some books have a specific time in the life of a reader Once that time is gone, they loose their effect I have been meaning to procure this book since long, owing to my early interests in mystical weird stories that aim to incorporate everything under the sun Hell, I was even trying to write one of my own This was back in 2006 07, when fresh out of college, I used to spend considerable time in libraries, bookshops, among roadside vendors and spent hours on the internet searching for info on obscure books I responded enthusiastically to Borges every time I read the intro to The Book of Imaginary Beings, a book that was always by my bedside there is great pleasure in out of date erudition I particularly remember an old man lovingly called Thatha who had, or probably still has, a roadside bookshop near Luz corner in Chennai He was a simple man whose cloths Here s someone I ve been meaning to read of for years, but all I succeed in doing is rereading again and again this book that the author never finished I don t quite agree that it s complete enough as it stands, but its incompleteness does have the advantage of stimulating one s imagination, of being like a temptation that is never satisfied but is ever alluring At least that s why I can rereread it The tone of the book is of a hybrid between spiritualist occult tract and adventure tale and reminds me somewhat of some of H P Lovecraft s masterpieces like At the Mountains of Madness child s adventure tales with a mature cosmic purpose Lovecraft was obsessed with the littleness of humanity and its ultimate destruction by extremely ancient forces and intelligences from beyond, but Daumal was much optimistic and humanistic and was interested in the individual s a
Mount Analogue may be the book that broke this reviewer s back What to say of it, but that it s brief tragically brief, given Daumal must have known he was racing the clock and immense And in fact, its brief immensity is almost fitting, because if not for a few nods by the narrator to a known future early on, undermined in any case by the switch to a diarist s present tense in Chapter 4 what better way for this impossible adventure to end than in mid sentence, on the slopes of the mountain That said, I and, I m sure, most of Daumal s readers would have loved to see beyond the foothills, and when I first realised I d see no further I was near inconsolable on reaching the last line I turned to the first and began again Yet even a second reading has little clarified my impressions ironic, given Daumal s own narra A kind of theoretical adventure story, where the protagonists work with ingenious logic backwards from the supposition that the recurrent myth of the mountain to the heavens Olympus, Sinai, Babel must imply an actual such mountain, and if such exists where and how could it exist so as to avoid detection until now And then, of course, they go there With a great deal of totally fascinating discussion of everything within Daumal s reach philosophy, psychology, folklore, physics, all wrapped up in an exceedingly engaging tale The novel went tragically unfinished with Daumal s death in 44, but in some ways the tantalizingly incomplete narrative fits the material By definition, the Symbolic Mountain must have its roots in the accessible terrestrial sphere, while its peak lies far beyond earth and normal access or understanding And so, then, do I was delighted to find a copy of this and another long sought after book in a secondhand store in Dunedin last week Slightly battered and time stained, Daumal s slender little volume also at some point provided a home for bookworms literally They left pointillist patterns across the lower portion of each page if I hold it up just right, it s like starlight.
For a metaphysical adventure that ends mid chapter, mid sentence, mid thought, Mount Analogue failed entirely to set off my bullshit detectors It s been on my to read list for the better part of a decade, long enough for that initial desire to settle into comfortable acceptance of whatever the book has to offer, and perhaps this open mindedness is exactly what it seeksAnd you, what do you seekOr what Daumal sought when he turned from Le Grand Jeu and Sanskrit translations, from dismissing the surrealists for not goin I am dead because I lack desire,I lack desire because I think I possess.
I think I possess because I do not try to give.
In trying to give, you see that you have nothing Seeing that you have nothing, you try to give of yourself Trying to give of yourself, you see that you are nothing Seeing that you are nothing, you desire to become In desiring to become, you begin to live.
La historia de El Monte An logo Novela de aventuras alpinas no euclidianas y simb licamente aut nticas comienza cuando el narrador recibe una carta de Pierre Sogol, todo un personaje exc ntrico, cient fico, aventurero y profesor de alpinismo, entre otras actividades En esta misiva, Sogol, despu s de haber le do el art culo del narrado Prende le mosse ideali dalla disciplina si pu ancora usare questa parola dell alpinismo, per avventurarsi in una fantasia esoterica in senso lato Ha il pregio di una pulizia di altri tempi fu scritto negli anni 40 e il difetto di essere incompleto l autore mor di un affezione polmonare prima di completare il testo Il mio non un giudizio di merito, ma di gusto Nel rispetto dello scrittore poeta e filosofo francese, il suo libro non ha incontrato la mia sensibilit Per altre vie, e con maggiore acume, il nostro Buzzati ha scritto pagine assai pi intense e asciutte.
Un Gruppo Di Singolari Ed Esperti Alpinisti, Certi Dell Esistenza, In Qualche Parte Del Globo, Di Una Montagna La Cui Vetta Pi Alta Di Tutte Le Vette, Decide Un Giorno Di Partire Da Parigi Per Tentare Di Scoprirla E Di Darne La Scalata Dopo Una Navigazione Non Euclidea , A Bordo Di Un Imbarcazione Chiamata L Impossibile , Gli Esploratori Approdano Nell Isola Continente Del Monte Analogo , Dove Trovano Una Popolazione, Dagli Usi Apparentemente Stravaganti, Che Discende Da Uomini Di Tutti I Tempi E Che, Come Loro, Vive Ormai, Soltanto, Nella Speranza Di Scalare La Vetta Un Breve Soggiorno Nel Villaggio Di Porto Delle Scimmie, E Il Gruppo Dei Nostri Alpinisti Intraprende L Ascensione, Arrivando In Vista Del Campo Base A Questo Punto Il Racconto S Interrompe Siamo Soltanto All Inizio Di Un Viaggio Che Forse Sempre, Continuamente, All Inizio Quando La Morte Coglie Ren Daumal, L Autore Di Questa Storia, Impedendogli Di Descrivere Il Seguito Della Scalata Al Monte Simbolico Che Unisce La Terra Al CieloSotto Le Parvenze Di Un Romanzo D Avventure, O Di Un Racconto Fantastico, Il Monte Analogo , Pubblicato Postumo Nel , Ci Offre Una Metafisica Dell Alpinismo Che , Anche, Un Itinerario Minuzioso, Lentamente Maturato Nelle Esperienze Dell Autore, Verso Un Centro, Sentito Come Liberazione Della Persona Da Ogni Suo Limite, Verso Una Vetta In Cui, Al Disopra Di Ogni Specifica Contraddizione, Ciascun Uomo Attui Le Proprie Umane Possibilit Con La Leggerezza Propria Del Saggio, Facendo Uso Nel Racconto Di Storie, Canzoni, Deduzioni, Miti E Dimostrazioni, Daumal Trasporta Il Lettore Nel Regno Dell Analogia, Dove Niente Vero Ma Tutto Veridico, Per Un Parallelismo Tra Realt Raggiunta E Realt Raggiungibile Attraverso Un Metodo Cio Il Mettersi Sulla Via Che Fa Cadere I Nostri Schemi Difensivi E Ci Porta A Contemplare Con Occhi Nuovi Il Nostro Paesaggio Interiore A handbook on how to write convincingly about fantastical scenarios Lost fans will find some startling familiarities here and Calvino fans will appreciate the ingenious structure that marries invented mythology and adventure story Daumel died before he could finish, but what exists is than worthwhile His notes suggest allegory was going to surface in the final chapters, so maybe the unresolved ending is preferable