By Stephen B. Oates
“There is not any greater advent to present puzzling over Lincoln and his position in history.” —Newsday
“Here, in those pages, Lincoln continues to be alive.” —Los Angeles Times
From Stephen B. Oates comes a riveting significant other to his seminal Lincoln biography With Malice towards None. Exploring the advanced mythology surrounding the 16th President, together with iconic photos of Lincoln as sincere Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the nice Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln: the fellow in the back of The Myths deals a penetrating examine Lincoln’s existence and impression, indispensible for any pupil of significant management, the Civil struggle, and American historical past.
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I had read A Rebours in college but forgotten all about it, except for the strain of reading it in French, weighty as it is with protracted descriptions of des Esseintes’ every minute sensation. Late into the night, I would sit on the hard bed in my little eleven-dollar-a-week room in a women’s residence, looking up arcane words in my French–English dictionary. The hypersensitive Duke sets off for London, and while waiting for the train in the Paris station, visits an English bookstore, stops in an English bar, and then an English tavern where he eats a typical English meal.
After all, the salient appeal of the myth of an afterlife is that we don’t have to stop being who we are. My conflicts about travel grew entrenched when I became a writer. When I finally began doing what I had been dreaming of doing, when I got around to it. Or when it got around to me. For writing is a journey too, seeking adventure through imagination and language. You set out for unknown parts; you have a smattering of the language spoken there, and maybe you’ve glanced at maps or reports of similar trips by others; you have a vague idea of the places you’d like to visit, but you can’t tell what they’ll be like until you confront them.
One could get dreamily lost in the labyrinth of translation and its near-infinite minutiae of choices. In this passage, I prefer the Mitchell version despite its muting of death, because of the faintly argumentative tone. In a terse endnote Mitchell says of the non-travelers: “Not that they are lacking in appropriate curiosity. ” Waley dates the book at 240 bce; others tentatively place it a couple of centuries farther back. According to Waley, Taoism arose in China from the earlier Quietists, who first used control of the breath as a means to cut through surface distractions—meaning just about everything the business of life demands—to reach a kernel of awareness, the consciousness of consciousness itself.
Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths by Stephen B. Oates