2 edition of At The Back Of The North Wind found in the catalog.
|Statement||Random House Value Publishing|
|Publishers||Random House Value Publishing|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 55 p. :|
|Number of Pages||68|
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But every now and then there occurs in the modern world a genius—a Kafka or a Novalis—who can make such a story. He uses the story to share his thoughts on theodicy, as well as other philosophical and spiritual concepts. "Now the way most people do when they see anything very miserable is to turn away from the sight, and try to forget it.
Recommended for anyone up to age of twelve, then again after the age of twenty-five. on February 21, 2019 I am not far sighted, but I was disappointed to find the publisher chose such ridiculously small size font like 8pt. His body of work includes novels, fantasy stories, children's stories, poetry, non-fiction and religious treatises.
I remembered the portrayal of the North Wind as a beautiful, comforting woman, but was not able at that age to appreciate her mystical, spiritual significance. The descriptions of Diamond's sojourns with the North Wind are worth reading for their imagery and humor, even if you can't make it through what follows. That gave me a much different reaction to this book; I found it inspiring and powerful.
Not all the children in the book are as perfect as Diamond Nan seems to have some flawsbut the overall depiction of children tends to be angelic. The author, George Macdonald was a literary luminary of his day. It makes me want to be like Diamond, not fearing anything and living in the moment.if you're wanting to initiate your child in the world of George MacDonald, then this is the way to go.
EDIT: Since I recently got the complete works of George MacDonald from Apple Books, I thought I'd reread this. as a kid, I had an abridged version of this book; it was part of the Young Reader's Christian Library series, which is pretty much like Thomas Nelson meets Great Illustrated Classics.
One night, while trying to stuff rags into holes in the wall, he meets the North Wind, and together they go on a series of adventures.
His body of work includes novels, fantasy stories, children's stories, poetry, non-fiction and religious treatises.
But every now and then there occurs in the modern world a genius—a Kafka or a Novalis—who can make such a story.
He tries to plug them but one night, he hears an imperious voice scolding him for doing this! If it had only 200 pages, this would have looked bit more interesting.
MacDonald is the greatest genius of this kind whom I know.
This book tells the adventures of a little boy, named for his father's favorite horse, as he travels with the beautiful lady North Wind and comes to know the many facets of her protective and violent temper.