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A handbook on how to write convincingly about fantastical scenarios Lost fans will find some startling familiarities here and Calvino fans will appreciate the ingenious structure that marries invented mythology and adventure story Daumel died before he could finish, but what exists isthan worthwhile His notes suggest allegory was going to surface in the final chapters, so maybe the unresolved ending is preferable Here s someone I ve been meaning to readof for years, but all I succeed in doing is rereading again and again this book that the author never finished I don t quite agree that it s complete enough as it stands, but its incompleteness does have the advantage of stimulating one s imagination, of being like a temptation that is never satisfied but is ever alluring At least that s why I can rereread it The tone of the book is of a hybrid between spiritualist occult tract and adventure tale Here s someone I ve been meaning to readof for years, but all I succeed in doing is rereading again and again this book that the author never finished I don t quite agree that it s complete enough as it stands, but its incompleteness does have the advantage of stimulating one s imagination, of being like a temptation that is never satisfied but is ever alluring At least that s why I can rereread it The tone of the book is of a hybrid between spiritualist occult tract and adventure tale and reminds me somewhat of some of H P Lovecraft s masterpieces like At the Mountains of Madness child s adventure tales with a mature cosmic purpose Lovecraft was obsessed with the littleness of humanity and its ultimate destruction by extremely ancient forces and intelligences from beyond, but Daumal was muchoptimistic and humanistic and was interested in the individual s ability to actually glimpse heaven and continuously evolve into somethingIn the book a team of seekers sets out to find Mount Analogue an actual mountain but also the literal meeting point of Heaven and Earth using some newly early 20th cent discovered scientific principles such as the curvature of light The adventurers do succeed in finding the mountain, and there is a chapter or two on the structure of the mountain society itself, but the book ends mid sentence soon after the adventurers begin their actual ascent of the mountain Very frustrating, yes, but it leaves one free to continue it in one s head my miniature Shambhala edition also has Daumal s notes for part of the unfinished novel.It s a simple book to read, and is fairly short I read it yesterday in between fatherly duties and household chores, and was satisfying and thought provoking enough that I felt little guilt mindlessly partying last night so just pick it up some time and read it, and hopefully your edition will have a substantial biographical introduction like mine that will at least make you want to readof his works and find outabout his realtively brief but fascinating and full life #FREE ⛓ Il Monte Analogo Õ Un gruppo di singolari ed esperti alpinisti, certi dell esistenza, in qualche parte del globo, di una montagna la cui vetta pi alta di tutte le vette, decide un giorno di partire da Parigi per tentare di scoprirla e di darne la scalata Dopo una navigazione non euclidea , a bordo di un imbarcazione chiamata l Impossibile , gli esploratori approdano nell isola continente del Monte Analogo , dove trovano una popolazione, dagli usi apparentemente stravaganti, che discende da uomini di tutti i tempi e che, come loro, vive ormai, soltanto, nella speranza di scalare la vetta Un breve soggiorno nel villaggio di Porto delle Scimmie, e il gruppo dei nostri alpinisti intraprende l ascensione, arrivando in vista del campo base A questo punto il racconto s interrompe siamo soltanto all inizio di un viaggio che forse sempre, continuamente, all inizio quando la morte coglie Ren Daumal, l autore di questa storia, impedendogli di descrivere il seguito della scalata al monte simbolico che unisce la Terra al CieloSotto le parvenze di un romanzo d avventure, o di un racconto fantastico, Il Monte Analogo , pubblicato postumo nel , ci offre una metafisica dell alpinismo che , anche, un itinerario minuzioso, lentamente maturato nelle esperienze dell autore, verso un centro, sentito come liberazione della persona da ogni suo limite, verso una vetta in cui, al disopra di ogni specifica contraddizione, ciascun uomo attui le proprie umane possibilit Con la leggerezza propria del saggio, facendo uso nel racconto di storie, canzoni, deduzioni, miti e dimostrazioni, Daumal trasporta il lettore nel regno dell analogia, dove niente vero ma tutto veridico, per un parallelismo tra realt raggiunta e realt raggiungibile attraverso un metodo cio il mettersi sulla via che fa cadere i nostri schemi difensivi e ci porta a contemplare con occhi nuovi il nostro paesaggio interiore Heroism Begins with Her certi dell esistenza Buried Mountain Secrets in qualche parte del globo Buried Mountain Secrets di una montagna la cui vetta pi alta di tutte le vette Buried Mountain Secrets decide un giorno di partire da Parigi per tentare di scoprirla e di darne la scalata Dopo una navigazione non euclidea The Deranged Cousins, or, Whatever a bordo di un imbarcazione chiamata l Impossibile Intuición gli esploratori approdano nell isola continente del Monte Analogo Street Fight dove trovano una popolazione Windburn (The Elemental Series, dagli usi apparentemente stravaganti Light, Traveling che discende da uomini di tutti i tempi e che Knights vs. Dinosaurs come loro Knights vs. Dinosaurs vive ormai Buenas noches, Luna soltanto A Hundred Summers nella speranza di scalare la vetta Un breve soggiorno nel villaggio di Porto delle Scimmie Cross-Laminated Timber Design e il gruppo dei nostri alpinisti intraprende l ascensione Her Guilty Secret arrivando in vista del campo base A questo punto il racconto s interrompe siamo soltanto all inizio di un viaggio che forse sempre Autumn Chill in Utah Springs continuamente Monophobia 1 all inizio quando la morte coglie Ren Daumal The Passionate Lover l autore di questa storia Nouns & Verbs impedendogli di descrivere il seguito della scalata al monte simbolico che unisce la Terra al CieloSotto le parvenze di un romanzo d avventure Thicker Than Water (The Grayson Trilogy o di un racconto fantastico Colton Cowboy Standoff Il Monte Analogo Someday Jennifer pubblicato postumo nel November Road: A Novel ci offre una metafisica dell alpinismo che Friend, Fling, Forever? anche Harlequin Medical Romance March 2019 - Box Set 1 of 2 un itinerario minuzioso The Widow Next Door: The most chilling of new crime thriller books that you will read in 2018 lentamente maturato nelle esperienze dell autore Perkins Mid Grade Novel verso un centro Unti Mindhunter Book sentito come liberazione della persona da ogni suo limite 826 Notas de Amor Para Emma verso una vetta in cui La heredera del mar al disopra di ogni specifica contraddizione La revolución del metabolismo ciascun uomo attui le proprie umane possibilit Con la leggerezza propria del saggio El principe caspian y la fe de cs lewis facendo uso nel racconto di storie Hazels Theory of Evolution canzoni Cinders & Sparks (Cinders & Sparks, Book 1) deduzioni Cog miti e dimostrazioni Delta Force Die Hard (Red, White and Built: Pumped Up Daumal trasporta il lettore nel regno dell analogia Jason and the Argonauts dove niente vero ma tutto veridico Untitled Happy Birthday per un parallelismo tra realt raggiunta e realt raggiungibile attraverso un metodo cio il mettersi sulla via che fa cadere i nostri schemi difensivi e ci porta a contemplare con occhi nuovi il nostro paesaggio interiore A kind of theoretical adventure story, where the protagonists work with ingenious logic backwards from the supposition that the recurrent myth of the mountain to the heavens Olympus, Sinai, Babel must imply an actual such mountain, and if such exists where and how could it exist so as to avoid detection until now And then, of course, they go there With a great deal of totally fascinating discussion of everything within Daumal s reach philosophy, psychology, folklore, physics, all wrapped up A kind of theoretical adventure story, where the protagonists work with ingenious logic backwards from the supposition that the recurrent myth of the mountain to the heavens Olympus, Sinai, Babel must imply an actual such mountain, and if such exists where and how could it exist so as to avoid detection until now And then, of course, they go there With a great deal of totally fascinating discussion of everything within Daumal s reach philosophy, psychology, folklore, physics, all wrapped up in an exceedingly engaging tale The novel went tragically unfinished with Daumal s death in 44, but in some ways the tantalizingly incomplete narrative fits the material By definition, the Symbolic Mountain must have its roots in the accessible terrestrial sphere, while its peak lies far beyond earth and normal access or understanding And so, then, does this fascinating novel extend straight from the pages into my hands into sheer possibility, into the infinite I am dead because I lack desire,I lack desire because I think I possess.I think I possess because I do not try to give.In trying to give, you see that you have nothing Seeing that you have nothing, you try to give of yourself Trying to give of yourself, you see that you are nothing Seeing that you are nothing, you desire to become In desiring to become, you begin to live. One wonders what Ren Daumal would have gotten up to if he d lived beyond the youthful age of 36 It is impressive how much he had already achieved by that age, both in the world of letters andbroadly in the area of metaphysical inquiry This short allegorical novel neatly synthesizes the results of his exploratory experiences testing the bounds of reality and the meaning of human existence It remains unfinished, literally ending mid sentence, which seems appropriate, as Roger Shattuck ob One wonders what Ren Daumal would have gotten up to if he d lived beyond the youthful age of 36 It is impressive how much he had already achieved by that age, both in the world of letters andbroadly in the area of metaphysical inquiry This short allegorical novel neatly synthesizes the results of his exploratory experiences testing the bounds of reality and the meaning of human existence It remains unfinished, literally ending mid sentence, which seems appropriate, as Roger Shattuck observes in his excellent introduction Shattuck s introduction best read afterwards, as Shattuck rightly suggests is also essential reading for understanding the personal context of the novel, and Daumal s trajectory from a small town kid experimenting with drugs in the very early days of Le Grand Jeu s collaboration to his later position as a rather imposing literary figure headquartered in Paris Overall, an inspirational read I can see returning to in the future I was delighted to find a copy of this and another long sought after book in a secondhand store in Dunedin last week Slightly battered and time stained, Daumal s slender little volume also at some point provided a home for bookworms literally They left pointillist patterns across the lower portion of each page if I hold it up just right, it s like starlight.For a metaphysical adventure that ends mid chapter, mid sentence, mid thought, Mount Analogue failed entirely to set off my bullshit I was delighted to find a copy of this and another long sought after book in a secondhand store in Dunedin last week Slightly battered and time stained, Daumal s slender little volume also at some point provided a home for bookworms literally They left pointillist patterns across the lower portion of each page if I hold it up just right, it s like starlight.For a metaphysical adventure that ends mid chapter, mid sentence, mid thought, Mount Analogue failed entirely to set off my bullshit detectors It s been on my to read list for the better part of a decade, long enough for that initial desire to settle into comfortable acceptance of whatever the book has to offer, and perhaps this open mindedness is exactly what it seeksAnd you, what do you seekOr what Daumal sought when he turned from Le Grand Jeu and Sanskrit translations, from dismissing the surrealists for not going far enough, from essays and absurdities and experimentation, to a work of fiction too bizarre to be true but too right to be ignored or overlooked less sincerity than undeniable veracity If, after climbing up and down three steep gullies that end in a sheer wall visible only at the last minute , your legs begin to tremble and your teeth to chatter, head for the nearest ledge where you can rest securely Then rack your brain for all the oaths you have ever heard and hurl them at the mountain, spit on it, insult it as violently as you know how Take a swallow of water, have a bite to eat, and then start climbing again, easily, slowly, as if you had a lifetime ahead of you in which to pull out of the bad spot That night before falling asleep, when this comes back to you, you ll see how much of an act you were putting on you weren t talking to the mountain at all, nor was it the mountain you got the better of The mountain is nothing but rock and ice, with neither ears nor heart But that little act may have saved your life It s about mountain climbing, of course, the eponymous peak serving as an abstract symbol for the very concrete and metaphorical mountains we climb every day, even especially those of us who either disdain mountain climbing or choose to admire its adherents from sea level, sure footed and safe Roger Shattuck should be applauded for his exquisite translation, which I think does justice to Daumal s searching humility and adventurously poetic spirit The different branches of symbol interpretation had for a long time been my favourite field of study I naively believed I understood something about the subject Further, I had an alpinist s passionate love of mountains The convergence of these two contrasting areas of interest on the same subject, the mountain, had given certain passages of my article a lyric tone Such conjunctions, incongruous as they may appear, play a large part in the genesis of what is commonly called poetry I venture this remark as a suggestion to critics and aestheticians who seek to illuminate the depths of that mysterious languageIf this example of the narrator s cautious precision irritates you, probably best to give Mount Analogue a miss for now, at least If it made you think, a somewhat giddily, of Christian Rosenkreutz, well, stop reading my words now and track down Daumal s I loved the way the mountain s space curving mystery interacted with contemporary physics, optics, even, in a slightly problematic way, ideally viewed, like the island in Lost, through an affectionate haze I loved the complex inventions that required so much work to make life easier I loved the strange geometric cosmology, the mythology of the hollow men and bitter rose, the rhythmic, repetitive climbing songs I loved the alien familiarity of the mountain s rules, its responsibilities When you strike off on your own, leave some trace of your passing which will guide you coming back one stone set on another, some grass flattened by a blow of your stick But if you come to an impasse or a dangerous spot, remember that the trail you have left could lead people coming after you into trouble So go back along your trail and obliterate any traces you have left This applies to anyone who wishes to leave some mark of his passage in the world Even without wanting to, you always leave a few traces Be ready to answer to your fellow men for the trail you leave behind you Ren Daumal, you make me want to re learn French just to read everything you wrote during your too short life, to catch glimpse after fleeting glimpse of the workings of your mind I am dead because I lack desire I lack desire because I think I possess I think I possess because I do no try to give.In trying to give, you see that you have nothing Seeing you have nothing, you try to give of yourself Trying to give of yourself, you see that you arenothing Seeing you are nothing, you desire to become In desiring to become, you begin to live. This way too short and fatally incomplete last work of Ren Daumal is a weird amalgam of Swift, Verne, Melville, Pynchon and Nietzsche I felt as if drugged while reading it, and experienced a severely dislocating sense of d j vu as these other authors works rose up and entered my mind.Certainly it was nice to find an extremely rare mention in fiction Pynchon uses it, too of Einstein s theory of General Relativity specifically the curvature of light by an enormous mass, the hallucinatory Mt This way too short and fatally incomplete last work of Ren Daumal is a weird amalgam of Swift, Verne, Melville, Pynchon and Nietzsche I felt as if drugged while reading it, and experienced a severely dislocating sense of d j vu as these other authors works rose up and entered my mind.Certainly it was nice to find an extremely rare mention in fiction Pynchon uses it, too of Einstein s theory of General Relativity specifically the curvature of light by an enormous mass, the hallucinatory Mt Analogue itself in this instance I ll refer you to other reviewers if you want some insight into the metaphysics of this book, such as they are Yes, I picked the wrong book to complete the 2015 reading challenge, but at least it took only an hour to read I am convinced that some books have a specific time in the life of a reader Once that time is gone, they loose their effect I have been meaning to procure this book since long, owing to my early interests in mystical weird stories that aim to incorporate everything under the sun Hell, I was even trying to write one of my own This was back in 2006 07, when fresh out of college, I used to spend considerable time in libraries, bookshops, among roadside vendors and spent hours on the internet se I am convinced that some books have a specific time in the life of a reader Once that time is gone, they loose their effect I have been meaning to procure this book since long, owing to my early interests in mystical weird stories that aim to incorporate everything under the sun Hell, I was even trying to write one of my own This was back in 2006 07, when fresh out of college, I used to spend considerable time in libraries, bookshops, among roadside vendors and spent hours on the internet searching for info on obscure books I responded enthusiastically to Borges every time I read the intro to The Book of Imaginary Beings, a book that was always by my bedside there is great pleasure in out of date erudition I particularly remember an old man lovingly called Thatha who had, or probably still has, a roadside bookshop near Luz corner in Chennai He was a simple man whose cloths were generally soiled by sitting in dirt for long, but he was a revered figure I couldn t communicate with him much, apart from asking him for a book or bargaining for a suitable price, because of my inability to speak in Tamil I had heard that he came to Chennai as a helper to a military officer in the year 1948 He had acted in few films He was a book tracker of sorts and had acquired a hero like figure among the reading community in Mylapore area He had helped me procure Mercea Eliade s Two Strange Tales, and a book on an encounter between Hermann Hesse and Carl Jung it was in poor condition and I couldn t save it from perishing along with an introductory book on Gurdjieff Those books were okay And as I remember Thatha from a far off vantage point it appears like a dream to me His shop, the streets of Mylapore, and some such places where I had the habit of loitering are the legends I have formed in my mind about my early reading life The books I read, and what I understood from them, was hardly as important as the fantasy of that time and place, a city which Madame Blavatsky thought well suited to establish the theosophical society It was as if I had, very briefly, escaped the gravity of the everyday life I remember having pestered Thatha to help me find Mount Analogue, but he couldn t.Now that the book has finally arrived it seems like a very pompous exercise It is the basis for Jodorowsky s The Holy Mountain a film that baffled and startled me But thankfully the book is comprehensible A group of eight people go in search for a mythical mountain the highest there is that remains invisible to the naked eye an inspiration for the island in the TV series LOST They take a boat journey, and their talks are singularly focused on self indulgent intellectualism, filled with pseudo theories They all look like caricatures or stock characters One character believes in something and personifies that belief, gets almost reduced to it Second has the sole job of countering the former s belief If a character is shown in great misery, it is because he is trying to solve complex optical problems That makes you smile because you find it cute Wasn t there pleasure to be had in such writing Turns out that there is a flourishing community at base of the mountain, with a currency of its own, altered religious practices, its own understanding of law and order, linguistic and social variations The peak remains elusive and difficult to access It symbolizes a spiritual experience Everyone can start at the base ground zero but very few can reach the peak It also helps to know that Rene Daumal s close friend was a student of Gurdjieff whose mystic teachings may have fueled the narrative The tension in the story comes from episodes like these And what if someone does not manage to pay his debts Arther Beaver had asked When you raise chicks, he was told, You advance them the grain which, when they become hens, they will repay you in eggs But when a young hen doesn t lay when it matures, what becomes of it And each of us had swallowed his saliva in silence.Isn t it lovely The ridiculous cliche of swallowing one s saliva to show fear or apprehension is almost dead now This 50 s novel is a relic that holds such nuggets And they work for a story like this Umberto Eco wrote that when he tried to remove all the unnecessary words or expressions from a Dumas novel to make it slicker for his translation it had lost its effect And to some extend, it seems true.It is a sad novel after all, ending abruptly because the writer died prematurely The final pages are about the group s repeated attempts to reach the peak, and how their struggle is thwarted by natural calamities and the authority, with their imposition of curious rules I was at my most attentive near the end Because here we are beginning to see the bravery of Daumal s design Did he plan the novel such that the group would never get to reach the peak That would certainly have symbolic interpretations But we can only guess An inventive book, it dares to create its own reality We will never know whether Daumal was another Francis Bacon writing his Novum Organum, convinced that he had hit the right notes and now had answers for us all, or someone who was ultimately planning to ridicule the whole ordeal That, dear friends, will forever remain a mystery and we all swallow our saliva in silence Mount Analogue may be the book that broke this reviewer s back What to say of it, but that it s brief tragically brief, given Daumal must have known he was racing the clock and immense And in fact, its brief immensity is almost fitting, because if not for a few nods by the narrator to a known future early on, undermined in any case by the switch to a diarist s present tense in Chapter 4 what better way for this impossible adventure to end than in mid sentence, on the slopes of the mounta Mount Analogue may be the book that broke this reviewer s back What to say of it, but that it s brief tragically brief, given Daumal must have known he was racing the clock and immense And in fact, its brief immensity is almost fitting, because if not for a few nods by the narrator to a known future early on, undermined in any case by the switch to a diarist s present tense in Chapter 4 what better way for this impossible adventure to end than in mid sentence, on the slopes of the mountain That said, I and, I m sure, most of Daumal s readers would have loved to see beyond the foothills, and when I first realised I d see no further I was near inconsolable on reaching the last line I turned to the first and began again Yet even a second reading has little clarified my impressions ironic, given Daumal s own narrative is nothing if not clear And it s this clarity fearless, given the esoteric nature of the topics it gazes upon that, paradoxically, imparts to Mount Analogue its near endless seeming mystical mysterious power.Point 1, then Mount Analogue describes a spiritual quest, but one which proceeds by scientific or quasi scientific deduction This science, or quasi science, abounding in paradox, provides thrills and high entertainment thanks to its practitioner s methodological principal, which consists of assuming the problem solved and deducing from this solution all the consequences that flow logically from it Thus is the absurdity of a mountain higher than Everest, which has never appeared on any map, explained by the curvature of space and light, which render it invisible to all except those entering from the west at sunset And when the crew of the Impossible make that entry, in a bravura use of white space, Daumal simply starts a new chapter A long wait for the unknown dampens the force of surprise.To me, this is one of many small miracles in this a small miracle of a book, which I first heard of 10 15 years ago, which I sought not urgently but steadily, almost subconsciously those several years, and to which, now that I ve found it six Australian dollars on a dusty Sydney shelf , I defer as to a literary spiritual cornerstone the likes of Hesse s Journey to the East, Kafka s The Castle or the best of Poe s tales, which in one sense the literary seem Daumal s clear forerunners, yet in another sense the spiritual seem hardly related at all Point 2 Daumal, on the strength of these 70 tantalising, frustrating, unresolved pages, is an idol.The different branches of the symbolic had been my favorite study for a long time I naively believed that I understood something about the subject further, as a mountaineer I had a passionate love of the mountains The consequence of these two very different kinds of interest in the same subject, mountains, had colored certain passages of my article with a definite lyricism Such conjunctions, incongruous as they may seem, play a large part in the genesis of what is called poetry I offer this remark as a suggestion to critics and aestheticians attempting to shed light on the depths of this mysterious language Point 3 Mount Analogue, mysterious as it is, by defining both its protagonist s quest and its author s, contains the means to its own solution Or might have done, if it were finished In any case, it makes sense, plainly and openly, while attempting to plumb the deepest mysteries of life and of art If I ve said little here, if what I ve said is confused, it s because my view of my own Mount Analogue obscures my view of others But that view mine, my own quest is, for now, all important As Daumal s narrator says when the members of his expedition consider postponing their ascent of the mountain in order to broaden their fields of knowledge in the town below , there s a time to nail that nasty owl of intellectual cupidity to the door Others Jimmy, Eddie, Nate have written here, eloquently, of Daumal s masterpiece My Overlook Press edition includes a 17 page introduction by a scholar Kathleen Ferrick Rosenblatt farknowledgeable than I am All I can add is it s for real, this Mount Analogue thing if a book is an engine for igniting sparks, it s incendiary Leave your owl at the door