[ELDRITCH-DARK] Re: Lovercraft and materialism (new branch from the Hieroglyphs thread)

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#1 [ELDRITCH-DARK] Re: Lovercraft and materialism (new branch from the Hieroglyphs thread)

Beitrag von Nyarlathotep » 13.10.2019, 01:59

Oldjoe Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Dale Nelson Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Incidentally, C. S. Lewis, as a young man, had > a > > period in which his belief was very close to > > Lovecraft's. "The two hemispheres of my mind > were > > in the sharpest contrast. On the one side a > > many-sided sea of poetry and myth; on the other > a > > glib and shallow 'rationalism.' Nearly all that > I > > loved I believed to be imaginary; nearly all > that > > I believed to be real I thought grim and > > meaningless. The exceptions were certain people > > (whom I loved and believed to be real) and > nature > > herself. That is, nature as she appeared to the > > senses. I chewed endlessly on the problem: 'How > > can it be so beautiful and also so cruel, > wasteful > > and futile?'… I was so far from wishful > thinking > > that I hardly thought anything true unless it > > contradicted my wishes." > > > Dale, this is a very interesting quotation from > C.S. Lewis. Which of his works is this taken > from? It's from his autobiography, Surprised by Joy, I'm sure.

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