The Journey (Classic Reprint)

The Journey (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Journey I went on this journey to find an image of the human being that I could feel proud of. I wanted to reassure myself of mortal strength, of man's power not only to survive on this earth but to continue growing in stature. I wanted the faith to believe that we can fulfill our role in this evolving universe of which we have been given such awesome glimpses. We human beings. What haunting words! A tune one knows and can never quite begin and never quite finish. Did they hold a real meaning for me? I was not sure. The trouble was, I could not match the words with a clear image. Too often I could not see the human being at all, so hidden is he behind masks of political differences, of color, and spurious normalities. Long ago, I had torn those masks - they were cheap in my sight - but the person behind the mask? Had I caught more than a glimpse now and then? It has not been easy for any of us, lately, to keep the image of man bright. Even in our own minds it has been trampled down, flattened by totalitarian beliefs that we are not aware we hold, torn by the Censors who fatten on our fears; made con forming, normal, animal-like, machinelike, absolute. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 358g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243277792
  • 9780243277797