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This is the question posed by the French poet-philosopher Paul Valery in his engaging meditation on the aesthetics of the seashell. As any beachcomber will attest, seashells are an endless source of fascination and delight, and Valery's 1936 essay glows, as Gaston Bachelard says, with his sense of nature's "transcendental geometry". Wondering at the enormous variety of she ...more
Hardcover, 101 pages
Published April 28th 1998 by Beacon Press
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Ambroise-Paul-Toussaint-Jules Valéry was a French poet, essayist, and philosopher. His interests were sufficiently broad that he can be classified as a polymath. In addition to his fiction (poetry, drama and dialogues), he also wrote many essays and aphorisms on art, history, letters, music, and current events.

Valéry is best known as a poet, and is sometimes considered to be the last of the French
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