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Mountain Meditations and some subjects of the day and the war   By: (1878-1963)

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L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby's book, "Mountain Meditations and Some Subjects of the Day and the War," offers a unique perspective on topics that were relevant during its time of publication. Set against the backdrop of war and societal issues, this collection of essays and meditations invites readers to reflect upon their personal experiences and ponder the world around them.

One of the notable aspects of Lind-af-Hageby's writing is her ability to seamlessly weave together different subjects, ranging from political matters to personal introspection. Through her eloquent prose, she delves into the complexities of war and its impact on individuals and societies. She urges readers to critically examine the motives behind conflicts and challenge the prevailing narratives. Lind-af-Hageby's insights are thought-provoking, reminding us of the importance of questioning authority and seeking truth in the face of turbulent times.

In addition to contemplating the broader issues of war and society, the author also explores personal reflections and meditations. Through these intimate moments, she encourages readers to pause, connect with nature, and find solace in the midst of chaos. Lind-af-Hageby's descriptions of the mountain landscapes are vivid and captivating, transporting readers to her serene surroundings. Such moments of respite amidst the tumultuous world serve as a gentle reminder of the necessity to nurture our mental peace and well-being.

What sets this book apart is Lind-af-Hageby's ability to seamlessly infuse her writing with a sense of urgency and relevance. While some writings from the war era may feel distant or detached, the author's words remain strikingly pertinent. Her timeless observations about human nature and the consequences of war resonate strongly even in the contemporary world, initiating a dialogue that bridges the past and the present.

On occasion, the book may appear to cover a wide range of subjects, which might leave some readers craving a more focused approach. However, this tendency to touch upon various topics is also one of the book's strengths, as it invites readers to explore new perspectives and engage with a broader intellectual landscape. Each essay deserves consideration in its own right and allows readers to delve into complex discussions, offering a rich tapestry of ideas and experiences.

Overall, "Mountain Meditations and Some Subjects of the Day and the War" is an engaging and thought-provoking read. L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby's ability to eloquently address diverse issues, from war to personal introspection, sets this book apart. It stimulates critical thinking, fostering an examination of the world around us and our individual roles within it. Lind-af-Hageby's insights remain as relevant today as they were during the era in which she wrote, making this book a valuable addition to the literary landscape.

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MOUNTAIN MEDITATIONS

AND SOME SUBJECTS OF THE DAY AND THE WAR

By L. LIND AF HAGEBY

AUTHOR OF "AUGUST STRINDBERG: THE SPIRIT OF REVOLT"

[Illustration: Publisher's device]

LONDON: GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN LTD. RUSKIN HOUSE 40 MUSEUM STREET, W.C. 1

First published in 1917

( All rights reserved )

CONTENTS

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MOUNTAIN TOPS 7

THE BORDERLAND 44

REFORMERS 84

NATIONALITY 131

RELIGION IN TRANSITION 179

MOUNTAIN TOPS

Frères de l'aigle! Aimez la montagne sauvage! Surtout à ces moments où vient un vent d'orage. VICTOR HUGO.

I belong to the great and mystic brotherhood of mountain worshippers. We are a motley crowd drawn from all lands and all ages, and we are certainly a peculiar people. The sight and smell of the mountain affect us like nothing else on earth. In some of us they arouse excessive physical energy and lust of conquest in a manner not unlike that which suggests itself to the terrier at the sight of a rat. We must master the heights above, and we become slaves to the climbing impulse, itinerant purveyors of untold energy, marking the events of our lives on peaks and passes. We may merit to the full Ruskin's scathing indictment of those who look upon the Alps as soaped poles in a bear garden which we set ourselves "to climb and slide down again with shrieks of delight," we may become top fanatics and record breakers, "red with cutaneous eruption of conceit," but we are happy with a happiness which passeth the understanding of the poor people in the plains... Continue reading book >>




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