Item description for The Treasure of the Humble by A. B. Walkley Maurice Maeterlinck...
The "Treasure of the Humble" was published in 1896, it was dedicated to the actress Madame Georgette Leblanc, his wife.
This volume include a collection of philosophical essays, some of them metaphysical in nature, including: The Awakening of the Soul, Mystic Morality, The Pre-Destined Silence, On Women, The Tragical in Daily Life, The Star, The Invisible Goodness, The Deeper Life and The Inner Beauty.
With Maurice Maeterlinck as a dramatist the world is pretty well acquainted. This little volume presents him in the new character of a philosopher and an aesthetician. And it is in some sort an 'apology' for his theatre, the one being to the other as theory to practice. Reversing the course prescribed by Mr. Squeers for his pupils, Maeterlinck, having cleaned w-i-n-d-e-r, winder, now goes and spells it. He began by visualizing and synthesizing his ideas of life; here you shall find him trying to analyze these ideas and consumed with anxiety to tell us the truth that is in him.
The mystery of life is what makes life worth living. Maeterlinck is penetrated by the feeling of the mystery in all human creatures, whose every act is regulated by far-off influences and obscurely rooted in things unexplained. Mystery is within us and around us. Of reality we can only get now and then the merest glimpse.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.79" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 2005
Publisher Turtle Point Press
ISBN 1933527013 ISBN13 9781933527017
Reviews - What do customers think about The Treasure of the Humble?
A Treasure to All Who are Lucky Enough to Encounter... Sep 25, 2000
I echo the sentiments of the previous reviewers... and agree wholeheartedly. I can tell you from my own extensive studies of Maeterlinck that he has inspired me in wondrous ways... I wrote a book, many songs and created many paintings because of the wonder of who he was and especially this, his most valuable book. Sandy Frazier - www.mystic-art.com
The book of outstanding spiritual strength. Aug 15, 2000
I think that this is a shame and a misery of our modern civilization that books of this kind are not available to general reader. This collection of essays is a great source of spiritual vigour and a fruit of very profound work of mind and very pure sentiments. As Maeterlinck says in one of the essays "this is the disgrace of whole our existence that we live so far from our own souls..." This book just helps to make this wretched, miserably pragmatic existence at least realized and to try to find the way to disclose the world of human spirituality for ourselves.
A GREAT FIND Dec 29, 1999
I found this book, a 1937 ed., in the back of a library. I wanted to read this book after i had learned that one of my favorite poets, Kahlil Gibran, cherished it. The power behind the book outweighed its tiny scale. An overall fabolous book if you can find it. I am searching now for my own copy.
one of the best books in my life Aug 7, 1998
I read this book during college days and have been always reaching for it as and when possible.It always stayed in my heart and till date its a rare book with amazing thoughts and insight.