Download A Time to Keep Silence by Patrick Leigh Fermor PDF

By Patrick Leigh Fermor

Whereas nonetheless undefined, Patrick Leigh Fermor made his approach throughout Europe, as acknowledged in his vintage memoirs, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. in the course of global battle II, he fought with neighborhood partisans opposed to the Nazi occupiers of Crete. yet in A Time to maintain Silence, Leigh Fermor writes a few extra inward trip, describing his numerous sojourns in a few of Europe’s oldest and such a lot venerable monasteries. He remains on the Abbey of St. Wandrille, an exceptional repository of paintings and studying; at Solesmes, recognized for its revival of Gregorian chant; and on the deeply ascetic Trappist monastery of los angeles Grande Trappe, the place priests take a vow of silence. ultimately, he visits the rock monasteries of Cappadocia, hewn from the stony spires of a moonlike panorama, the place he seeks a few hint of the lifetime of the earliest Christian anchorites.

More than a background or shuttle magazine, although, this gorgeous brief ebook is a meditation at the that means of silence and solitude for contemporary lifestyles. Leigh Fermor writes, “In the seclusion of a cell—an life whose quietness is barely diversified through the silent nutrients, the solemnity of formality, and lengthy solitary walks within the woods—the afflicted waters of the brain develop nonetheless and transparent, and lots more and plenty that's hidden away and all that clouds it floats to the outside and will be skimmed away; and after a time one reaches a kingdom of peace that's unthought of within the usual world.”

Show description

Read or Download A Time to Keep Silence PDF

Similar france books

Frommer's France 2012 (Frommer's Color Complete)

* Full-color all through. * loose full-color, foldout map. * thoroughly up-to-date each year. * Our neighborhood authors mix late-breaking advancements, together with the simplest new eating places in Paris and Lyon, with information for traveling France's so much enduring points of interest, reminiscent of Notre-Dame, Mont-St-Michel, Loire Valley chateaux, and the vineyards of Bordeaux and Burgundy between different wine areas.

Joan of Arc: Maid, Myth and History

Joan of Arc, born in Domremy in France in 1412, started to listen voices whilst she used to be 13 and, believing they have been directives from God, them - to the French courtroom, to conflict to wrest France from the English within the Hundred Years warfare, and to defeat and catch. She used to be wear trial for heresy and, on 30 could 1431, burned on the stake.

Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power (Napoleon, Book 2)

]In this moment quantity of Philip Dwyer's authoritative biography on one in every of history's so much captivating leaders, Napoleon, now 30, takes his place as head of the French nation after the 1799 coup. Dwyer explores the younger leader's reign, entire with errors, incorrect turns, and pitfalls, and divulges the good lengths to which Napoleon is going within the attempt to type his photograph as valid and patriarchal ruler of the hot kingdom.

Atheism in France, 1650-1729: Volume I: The Orthodox Sources of Disbelief

Even supposing so much historians have sought the roots of atheism within the background of "free thought," Alan Charles Kors contends that assaults at the life of God have been generated especially by means of the energy and controversies of orthodox theistic tradition itself. during this first quantity of a deliberate two-volume inquiry into the assets and nature of atheism, he indicates that orthodox lecturers and apologists in seventeenth-century France have been obliged by means of the common sense in their philosophical and pedagogical platforms to create many versions of speculative atheism for heuristic reasons.

Additional info for A Time to Keep Silence

Sample text

L’aveuglement est désormais synonyme d’hypocrisie.  125. � La crise » ! Depuis février 2007 et la révélation de l’accident majeur des subprimes américains, le monde entier retient son souffle face à la menace de la grande apocalypse financière, économique et sociale mondialisée. De « plans de sauvetage » en « plans d’austérité » successifs, les sommets mondiaux des grands dirigeants politiques et financiers de la planète ne font, finalement, que constater l’ampleur et l’expansion des déficits publics, de la récession larvée et des dettes croissantes des États.

Les broyeuses tournent à plein régime… À l’heure où j’écris les premières lignes de ce livre, le vendredi 2 décembre 2011, une furia de destruction de documents et de CD-Rom a saisi les fonctionnaires de la DCRI, depuis une bonne semaine. Quant à leurs ordinateurs, ils tournent alors en permanence en mode « maintenance », ce qui signifie que tous les fichiers sensibles sont effacés des disques durs ou des serveurs courants et transférés vers un serveur invisible. D’ailleurs, par supplément de précaution, ils seront systématiquement remplacés par de nouveaux matériels, dans la deuxième semaine du mois de février 2012, ce qui garantit un nettoyage intégral des mémoires informatiques du service de renseignement.

Lire, plus loin, le chapitre sur « L’intouchable Mme Bettencourt ». 17. Mediapart, 10 février 2012. 18. Témoignage chrétien, 14 mai 2009. 19. Site Les Inrocks, 16 septembre 2011. 1. L’enquête interdite � Il y aura aussi les gens des services secrets. J’en verrai quelques-uns.  30. Premier chapitre, où il est raconté comment une décision du Conseil constitutionnel sème la panique dans les locaux d’un grand service de renseignement, la Direction centrale du renseignement intérieur, dont les fonctionnaires détruisent massivement tout document sensible pouvant éclairer la justice sur des affaires d’État.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.57 of 5 – based on 8 votes