By Marissa Burt
From Marissa Burt, writer of Storybound, comes a richly imagined heart grade delusion choked with magic, intrigue, and resourceful twists. A Sliver of Stardust is the proper subsequent experience for fanatics of A Wrinkle in Time and The Emerald Atlas.
Wren Matthews inspiration she'd outgrown nursery rhymes decades in the past. yet that used to be ahead of she knew that songs of twinkling little stars and four-and-twenty blackbirds have been the major to an historic, hidden magic.
Wren's discovery catapults her right into a international of buried secrets and techniques, unusual goals, and a mountain citadel lower than an aurora-filled sky. yet simply as she begins to grasp her special talents, her new global starts to fall apart round her . . . and basically she will be able to put it aside.
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But then she herself actually appears, and he realises that, compared with the reality of her presence, the image in the pearl is as nothing. It is, he says, 'only an image', but 'he who sees the true object praises the image no more, even if it is represented as accurately as it is here . . my dreaming nature was chained to the image in the pearl. ' (III,2) Margarita, we may be sure, feels similarly- but Morgana's sylphs (who have been spying on the loving couple) flee in alarm back to their mistress.
JP,5116/I B 2) Although in this same passage he also takes pains to repudiate the extreme formalism which forgets that 'form is not the basis of life, but life is the basis of form', his definition of the 'task of relection' as being the investigation of the correlation between idea and form is very much in the Heibergian mould and also provides the key to his own practice as a critic. We shall be looking at his various critical writings in more detail in Chapter 4, but in all of the works he discusses, ranging from Don Giovanni through to French comedies, he can be seen to be seeking formal appropriateness as the hallmark of aesthetic excellence.
It is very possible that negation [that is, nihilism] has still Idealism and the Justification of the Image 31 not reached the point which must be reached, so that it can be made apparent that the desolation it brings with it is not the sphere in which the human spirit is at home. But it is something: those who do not share the peculiar passion for destruction may nevertheless seek to build themselves an ark in which they can establish themselves in the hope of better times. 82 This judgement not only reflects Meller's view of the philosophical situation - it also pervades his attitude towards the contemporary literary world.
A Sliver of Stardust (A Sliver of Stardust, Book 1) by Marissa Burt