Novalis: On the Orient, Love, and the Symbolism of the Ring


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Translated by David Farrell Krell. This essay continues the project, also found in "Qui est le Zarathoustra de Nietzsche?" published in first issue of this journal, of discerning the importance of Asian sources for emergent modern European thought. It explores Novalis's relation to the now mostly neglected Sanskrit myth (and play by Kālidāsa) of Shakuntala, clarifying its importance for Novalis's view of the interpenetration of the visible and the invisible and the need for a visual symbol, such as the ring, as pointer and reminder of the invisible's fullness and pervasiveness, in this world, as Love
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DOI 10.1558/ccp.v1i2.161
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