Amorous Initiation: A Novel of Sacred and Profane Love

Amorous Initiation: A Novel of Sacred and Profane Love

O. V. de L. Milosz

First released in French in 1910, Amorous Initiation has been known as one of many nice novels of the 1st 1/2 this century. And but in the past, this paintings has been nearly unknown within the English language. the tale starts in Naples with the unintentional assembly of the narrator--a Danish nobleman--and the mysterious count number Pinamonte, who invitations the Dane to his crumbling palace, the place, nearly with no preamble, he proceeds to inform his spellbinding tale of a doomed love affair. In relentlessly looking to understand and comprehend love, the enigmatic count number has destroyed it. yet via his ardour, he's initiated right into a kingdom of all-embracing love for the writer and construction.

A travel de strength of the hunt for romance and the hunt for God and a ferociously devoted try to comprehend either. the wonderful translation through Belle N. Burke captures the humor and brilliance of a turbulent monologue that strikes among tortured self-recrimination and lucid rapture.

Like many modern jap eu novels, Amorous Initiation has a nebulous plot that offers a loosely woven constitution from which the writer can spin his suggestions approximately ardour, love, and, eventually, the hunt for God and the which means of lifestyles. Fictional characters and a minimum plot exist simply to brighten up the reader's curiosity in what's particularly a longer philosophical essay. Erudite and boasting many well-turned paragraphs, the unconventional however rambles a section, and a few readers will tire of its verbosity. steered with the above caveats to really expert collections.

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