The Invisible Event

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George H. Doran Company, 1915 - 405 pages

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Page 402 - ... he is ever at the beginning of life reaching out towards those eternal values that are ever beyond his grasp . . . and that earnest search of his for some aspect of permanent truth keeps his spirit young.
Page 403 - And that earnest search of his for some aspect of permanent truth keeps his spirit young»84. Er bleibt ein ewig Suchender, nach Wahrheit und Erkenntnis Strebender: «He would still describe himself, in Emerson's words, as „a candidate for truth"»85. Weltanschaulich scheint Beresford kaum festgelegt. Er ist eine, wenn auch notwendige, Uebergangserscheinung von Butler zum neuen...
Page 402 - Beresford was thinking solely of himself when he impressed upon us the importance of realising that at the end of his struggle Jacob Stahl " could never rest content with any such attainment as was provided by the comfort of his wife's love ... in the care of his three children, or, least of all, by such satisfactions as come to him from his modest achievements in the world of letters ; he is ever at the beginning of life reaching out towards those eternal values that are ever beyond his grasp ....
Page 21 - will you forgive me a moment?" "Of course," said Mr. Oddy. The boy opened the letter and read it; it fell from his hand on to the table. He got up gropingly as though he could not see his way and went to the window and stood there with his back to the room. There was a long silence. "Not bad news I hope,
Page 294 - Ganz anders als der viktorianische Bildungsromanheld hat Jacob Stahl kein Ziel vor sich, das er beharrlich verfolgt, sondern schwankt hin und her, gibt etwas auf, fängt Neues an. «It was a solution that naturally appealed to bim, the way out he had always adopted. In this, as in other things, he longed to put the past away from him and begin afresh»™.
Page 134 - Fate had a purpose, which involved a man tutored by such experience as he had suffered» 81. Man erhält am Ende der Trilogie die Zuversicht, dass Jacob schliesslich die Harmonie finden wird — in der Dichtung. «He knew, as in some way he had always known, that ultimately he must find expression in literature, but that expression was a means only; the end was his own spiritual development»82. Die Selbstverwirklichung sollte Befreiung bedeuten von allen Fesseln. Aber Freiheit wozu? Darauf gibt...
Page 403 - Beresford, like his hero, fully realises that " virtue lies only in the continual renewal of effort ; the boast of success is an admission of failure.
Page 303 - Therewith she held out her hand to him, and he took it and kissed it ; and she went to her chamber-aloft at the lower end of the hall. And when she was gone, once more he had a deeming of her that she was of the kindred of the Gods. At her departure him-seemed that the hall grew dull and small and smoky, and the night seemed long to him and doubtful the coming of the...
Page 368 - And it is not only me — I should say I," I continued; "I don't want you to run away with the idea that I am the only good man in the world. That's what I like about Christmas, it makes everybody good. The lovely sentiments we go about repeating! the noble deeds we do! from a little before Christmas up to, say, the end of January! why noting them down must be a comfort to you.
Page 153 - England who's doing it, but it's recognised in France, of course. I don't quite know how to define it, but perhaps the main distinction is in the choice of the typical incidents and emotions. The realists don't concentrate on the larger emotions, you see — quite the reverse ; they find the common feelings and happenings of everyday life more representative. You may have a big scene, but the essential thing is the accurate presentation of the commonplace.

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