By Paul Valéry
Comprises a few of Valéry's best strokes of mind's eye, damaged tales; a few of his wittiest observations, combos, Poems within the tough; or even of his nice poems, Parables and The Angel—all written within the type of prose.
Originally released in 1970.
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This labored wonders. * Isle stumbled on by accident, floating, repelled via some other physique. power: they'd a distinct kind of electrical energy. faith, mysteries. methods and ability. "A shipwreck placed us in ownership of your sciences, our personal are totally assorted. " * BROKEN tales reasonable at Xiphos: "The recipes of die nice Lambert" or the M infallible skill of.... right here insert issues fascinating yet past the succeed in of innovations and sciences: To make oneself enjoyed (a vintage requirement) To make appealing issues and so on. a novel reasonable this used to be. Sideshows of monsters—and what monsters! The Hermaphrodite The spirital* Herculeses A literary and philosophical reasonable; for... sure, certainly! We too are an exhibition of freaks. Narrative: "I had scarcely leftP's exhibition while all of sudden, at the embankment, i used to be over excited in spirit and located myself amidst all of the kaleidoscopic hurly-burly of a good. pretend savages, bogus monsters, soothsayers. " * Xiphos—isle of wonders. The artisans—and the clever or intellectuals. the previous had very various notions approximately topic from ours, and the latter had both assorted ones approximately brain. The artisans labored upon subject with their very souls, which knew how to define the way in which into their paintings and to stay entirely of their arms; the intellectuals appeared via language and image to have a similar keep an eye on in their principles because the athlete, acrobat, conjurer, juggler, do in their limbs. • Fr. espiritels. —-J. M. POEMS I N T H E H O U G H (The scent-maker. ) The smith hammered out rhythms and kinds. Thejeweler held his gemstones to the sunshine after which appeared to extract them from his personal eyes and to mount them. The painter danced his portray and the sculptor battled with clay or stone, a struggle ever extra livid and at nearer quarters. Now he leapt backward, hand withdrawn; now he leapt ahead, hand outstretched. The bare potter formed his vase as a lover makes and remakes the physique of his mistress; and the glass-blower sighed his wish into the molten bubble —spirabat. The thinker may by surprise overturn his personal proposal in discourse and with no ceasing to keep on with it and bind it to itself. They have been both rooted as bushes or strolling with no the ability to prevent. The geometer felt inside himself all house, etc.... and brilliant adjustments. * And the poet sang his phrases, changing into one with language —as the musician inhabited a global of sound. The helpful was once taken without any consideration. The lifeless was once all that mattered. Stones fell inadvertently as though hurled at random. And the legislation of nature appeared gruesome. They defined that those legislation have been a myth acted out. Acem ASSEM—OR AZEM-OR ACBM this can be a story that involves me at any time when I go through the area the place is, the place dwell what haven't been destroyed by means of venality, nor brutishness, nor the superstitions of hygiene, nor politics nor via the architect, nor the engineer, nor the town councillor, nor the construction contractor, nor the healthiness inspector, nor anyone you're keen on to consider there's a balcony that every one those fellows regulate with out understanding it it really is blind to this.