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By Rosamunde Pilcher

Born in Colombo, Judith Dunbar spends her teenage years at boarding tuition, whereas her liked mom and more youthful sister reside in a foreign country together with her father. whilst her new pal Loveday Carey-Lewis invitations Judith domestic for the weekend to Nancherrow, the Carey-Lewises' attractive property at the Cornish coast, it truly is love at the beginning sight. She falls in love too with the beneficiant Carey-Lewises themselves. With their generosity and kindness, Judith grows from naive lady to convinced younger lady, basking within the hot affection of a surrogate relations whose flame burns brightly. however it is a flame quickly to be extinguished within the amassing hurricane of struggle. And Judith herself has a long way to trip sooner than finally ...coming domestic.

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Coming Home

Born in Colombo, Judith Dunbar spends her teenage years at boarding college, whereas her cherished mom and more youthful sister dwell in a foreign country together with her father. while her new buddy Loveday Carey-Lewis invitations Judith domestic for the weekend to Nancherrow, the Carey-Lewises' appealing property at the Cornish coast, it really is love first and foremost sight.

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It would be a dull world that had only classes and particulars, but no individuals. Goethe is more interested in the existential predicament of the lone individual than in the logical or ontological status of the individual as a category. “Jeder ist selbst nur ein Individuum und kann sich auch eigentlich nur fürs Individuelle interessieren. Das Allgemeine findet sich von selbst, dringt sich auf, erhält sich, vermehrt sich. Wir benutzen’s, aber wir lieben es nicht” (FA 1,13:211). He showed his admiration for the rugged individualist “Kraftkerl” in his early Sturm und Drang dramas and displayed his own personal individuality in original verse forms and in the mildly outrageous conduct of his early Weimar years.

11 and in every treatment of the love-death theme since antiquity. The desire to possess, blend with, incorporate, or be absorbed in an other or a world of others informs the myth of Venus and Adonis and the stories of Hero and Leander, Orpheus and Eurydice, Admetus and Alcestis, Protesilaus and Laodamia, Pyramus and Thisbe, and Tristan and Isolde, all of which Goethe knew at a young age. In the hymns “Prometheus” and “Ganymed,” he articulates the polarity “sich verselbsten” and “sich entselbstigen” — the contradictory urge in every human breast both to assert and to “unself” itself through self-submergence or self-transcendence in the ecstasy of love (FA 1,14:385).

Love is linked with death because it may eventuate in death. A passion may be fatal. Passion is a diminished and socially tolerable surrogate for death, since both passion and death are suffered rather than committed. To be sure, passion (German Leidenschaft) is suffering (Leiden), but de Rougemont mistakes the terms of the traditional equations: individuation = life, and love = death, and puts in their place the equation passion = death. The sword between Tristan and Iseult is “a self-imposed chastity .

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