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Wisdom And Destiny
by Maurice Maeterlinck, Trans. By Alfred Sutro
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This essay on Wisdom and Destiny was to have been a thing of some twenty pages, the work of a fortnight; but the idea took root, others flocked to it, and the volume has occupied M. Maeterlinck continuously for more than two years. It has much essential kinship with the «Treasure of the Humble,» though it differs therefrom in treatment; for whereas the earlier work might perhaps be described as the eager speculation of a poet athirst for beauty, we have here rather the endeavour of an earnest thinker to discover the abode of truth.
About the Author
Belgian poet and playwright MAURICE MAETERLINCK (1862-1949) won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911. Among his most famous works are the play The Blue Bird (1908) and his first volume of verse, Les Cherres Chaudes (Hot House Blooms) (1899).
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