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Sésame et les lys

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Sésame et les lys by John Ruskin is a captivating exploration of the relationship between nature and society. In this thought-provoking work, Ruskin delves into the ways in which the natural world can inform and shape human civilization. Through a series of essays, Ruskin examines the intertwined roles of art, beauty, and justice in shaping a harmonious society.

One of the most striking aspects of Sésame et les lys is Ruskin's lyrical prose, which is both eloquent and impassioned. His deep appreciation for the natural world shines through in his vivid descriptions of landscapes and botanical specimens. Ruskin's keen eye for detail and his ability to evoke powerful imagery make this book a pleasure to read.

Another strength of Sésame et les lys is the breadth of Ruskin's scholarship. Drawing on a wide range of sources from literature, art history, and philosophy, Ruskin weaves together a compelling narrative that sheds light on the complex interplay between humanity and the environment. His interdisciplinary approach adds depth and richness to the book, making it a valuable resource for anyone interested in the intersection of nature and culture.

Overall, Sésame et les lys is a beautifully written and evocative book that offers valuable insights into the relationship between humans and the natural world. Ruskin's passion for his subject shines through on every page, making this a rewarding and enriching read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the connection between society and nature.

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La préface est écrite en 1906, par Marcel Proust, il s'agit de ce texte très célèbre et passionnant : "Sur la lecture". Puis suivent deux conférences de 1865 de John Ruskin avec en 01: Sésame, et, en 02 : Les lys., traduites en français par Marcel Proust en 1906. Lecture, littérature, l’importance de lire, et aussi des propos sur l’éducation. De jolies références à La Bible, Shakespeare, W. Scott, La Chevalerie … etc... Notes de bas de pages non lues.

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