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Read Ø Le Mont Analogue Roman d'aventures alpines non euclidiennes et symboliuement authentiues 108 ☆ In this novelallegory the narratorauthor sets sail in the yacht Impossible to search for Mount Analogue the geographically located albeit hidden peak that reaches inexorably towardExist and his classic allegory of man's search for himself embraces the certainty that one can know and conuer one's own realit. 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 starlightFor 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 seeks And you what do you seek Or 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 exuisite 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 language If 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'sI 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 reuired 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 René 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 giveIn 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 are nothing;Seeing you are nothing you desire to become;In desiring to become you begin to live

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In this novelallegory the narratorauthor sets sail in the yacht Impossible to search for Mount Analogue the geographically locat. 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 mysticalweird 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 acuired 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'tNow 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 theseAnd 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 itAnd each of us had swallowed his saliva in silenceIsn'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 trueIt 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

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Le Mont Analogue Roman d'aventures alpines non euclidiennes et symboliuement authentiuesEd albeit hidden peak that reaches inexorably toward heaven Daumal's symbolic mountain represents a way to truth that cannot not. 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