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Maurice Maeterlinck

  

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Maurice Maeterlinck : Life of the Bee, The

'Spent evening dancing, and reading Maeterlinck's "Life of the Bee".'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Hilary Spalding      Print: Book

  

Maurice, Count Maeterlinck : 

'A series of readings from Maeterlinck were given by various members'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Members of XII Book Club     Print: Book

  

Maurice Maeterlinck : L'oiseau bleu Feerie en cinq actes et dix tableaux

(1) '... through reading Maeterlinck, to improve my French, too late at night, I have developed a penchant for mystical philosophy' (2) 'My other reading in French has been Maeterlinck's "Oiseau Bleu": of course I have read it before in English and seen it on the stage, as you know, but I am absolutely delighted to read it again. Now that I have the original I wish you would adopt my English version, which is yours forever for the taking whenever you care to walk up to my room at home and find it on the little open bookcase.... I don't know why you have never read this glorious book before, but please do as I suggest & (though it is always dangerous, as we know, to recommend) I think you will have some real joy out of it. The scenes in the Temple of Night and in the Kingdom of the Future are exactly in our line.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Clive Staples Lewis      Print: Book

  

Maurice Maeterlinck : La Mort

(1) '... you simply must read this book of Maeterlinck's on death. It is full of the most interesting stuff, and even when you don't believe his theories they always have a sort of romantic interest. One case he tells of reminds me of "John Silence", it is so weird: but I mustn't spoil it by outline.' (2) 'By the way Maeterlinck's book on Death is in the usual horrid, expensive continental paper back - still this gives you the exciting task of getting it bound.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Clive Staples Lewis      Print: Book

  

Maurice Maeterlinck : Monna Vanna

He [M. Besse] took me and Mrs Ingrams for a longish walk yesterday, over the crater edge and down to the sea...M. Besse and I bathed regardless of the sharks, of which he denies the existence in these particular bays, though there seem to be two opinions about it. It was delicious in the buoyant water, just cool enough to be pleasant, with the sun sinking into it over the spires of Little Aden. Then we came back and he read Monna Vanna out to us and so to bed, and this morning, alas, I am packing.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Antonin Besse      Print: Book

  

Maurice Maeterlinck : Monna Vanna

He [M. Besse] took me and Mrs Ingrams for a longish walk yesterday, over the crater edge and down to the sea...M. Besse and I bathed regardless of the sharks, of which he denies the existence in these particular bays, though there seem to be two opinions about it. It was delicious in the buoyant water, just cool enough to be pleasant, with the sun sinking into it over the spires of Little Aden. Then we came back and he read Monna Vanna out to us and so to bed, and this morning, alas, I am packing.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Freya Stark      Print: Book

  

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