Le Contre-ciel

Author: Rene Daumal

Publisher: Abrams


Category: Poetry

Page: 156

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For this early 20th century French poet-philosopher, life, in its most dynamic sense, can only be experienced after the facade of self-identity has been systematically negated through a kind of metaphysical suicide. In Le Contre-Ciel, Daumal invites us, his readers, to go through this process of regeneration-through-negation with him in order to revive in ourselves a knowledge and understanding of our primordial sources.
Biography & Autobiography

Rene Daumal

Author: Kathleen Ferrick Rosenblatt

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Demonstrates how Rene Daumal, author of Mount Analogue, (a study of Hindu philosophy and poetics) and the teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff combined with Daumal's early surrealist tendencies in determining the quality of his writing.
Literary Criticism

Strands of Utopia

Author: Michael Gerard Kelly

Publisher: MHRA


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

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The poetic is an abiding yet elusive qualification within the discursive system of twentieth-century French literature. No longer amenable to formal assignment, its recurrences delimit a shifting, multi-layered practice of artistic and intellectual (self-) invention. This study attempts to outline certain durable properties of that practice by confronting it with the complex theoretical and spatial metaphor of utopia. Drawing, in particular, upon the oeuvres of Victor Segalen (1878-1919), Rene Daumal (1908-44) and Yves Bonnefoy (b. 1923), it traces poetic work - work done in support of poetic difference - along the social, physical and textual axes of what is argued to be a sustained and radically inclusive utopian practice within the literary field. The complex utopian quality of poetic work is linked to the cultural persistence of the poetic as a simple attribute within literary practice. In uncovering this link, the study encourages revised understandings of both the poetic and the utopian in the modern French literary context.
Biography & Autobiography

Contemporary Authors


Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.





Category: Cinematography


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René Daumal's Mugle

Author: René Daumal

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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Translation (with introduction and bibliography) of Rene Daumal's two short stories, written in 1925-26. The stories are allegories of self-destruction and self-destructing writing.





Category: Linguistics


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