The Aristos download epub
by John Fowles
This book was first published against the advice of almost everyone who read it. I was told that it would do my ‘image’ no good; and I am sure that my belief that a favourable ‘image’ is conceivably not of any great human – or literary – significance would have counted for very little if I had not had a best-selling novel behind me.
I know this because John Fowles told me so in his preface. It was written under the influence of a "love-affaire with Gallic clarity and concision" (yes, Fowles used here, as he, The Aristos was not written to persuade but rather to declare, boldly (as well as baldly) and unconditionally, and to provoke. Its title probably doesn't mean what you think it means. It comes from ancient Greek, is pronounced with an emphasis on the first syllable, and means roughly "the best for a given situation.
The Aristos: A Self-Portrait in Ideas is a 1964 collection of several hundred philosophical aphorisms by English author John Fowles. The principal theme in The Aristos is that most achievements, most great steps forward, have come from individuals. In the book's Appendix, Fowles included what he called the "main fragments" of Heraclitus's doctrine.
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John Fowles was born in England in 1926 and educated at Bedford School and Oxford University. John Fowles won international recognition with his first published title. THE COLLECTOR (1963). He was immediately acclaimed as an outstandingly innovative writer of exceptional imaginative power and this reputation was confirmed with the appearance of his subsequent works.
Publisher: New York, . New American Library, 1970.
Introduction: John Fowles: 'The Aristos'. John Fowles is both a fine philosopher and a beautiful novelist
Introduction: John Fowles: 'The Aristos'. John Fowles is both a fine philosopher and a beautiful novelist. I was given his book 'The Aristos' (meaning the best) by my father back in about 1980 when I was 20 years old. My father, who died in 1991, was a beautiful philosophical man (who I miss very much) and I remember he said to me at the time that he thought I would relate to Fowles' ideas on philosophy and society
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Two years after The Collector had brought him international recognition and a year before he published The Magus, John Fowles set out his ideas on life in The Aristos. The chief inspiration behind them was the fifth century BC philosopher Heraclitus. In the world he posited of constant and chaotic flux the supreme good was the Aristos, 'of a person or thing, the best or most excellent its kind'. What I was really trying to define was an ideal of human freedom (the Aristos) in an unfree world,' wrote Fowles in 1965.