Paul Valery's "Introduction de la Methode de Leonard de Vinci"
This paper compares a quote taken from Paul Valery's "Introduction de la Methode de Leonard de Vinci" and to Salman Rushdie's "Haroun and the Sea of Stories".
# 16719 | 1,090 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 |
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This paper reviews the specific pieces by Valery and Rushdie and other pertinent supportive material. The paper concludes that Valery was a man of words who often felt that those who used them didn't know their power. The author feels that Valery knew the power of words but often felt the "gift" to write was not empowering.
From the Paper:"His quote, "Beauty is a way of death. The novelty, the intensity, the strangeness, in a word, all the values of shock supplant it", can be likened to the hunter who loves the hunt more than the eventual catch. So it is with words for Valery. It is the process, the thinking, the effort that fascinates him not the work itself. Perhaps that is because he left the world of literature for the analytical and precise world of science."
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