Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Victor Hugo´s words on ¨Supernaturalism¨

Victor Hugo. Google images.

Germans invented the terms ¨Surnaturalism and supernaturalism¨, in which similar conceptions are found; the difference with ¨Surrealism¨ was that they respected traditions and past and did not deny all value to the logical system. Let´s quote Victor Hugo from Postscript to My life:
¨It is academic and official science which, in order to settle the matter more quickly and in order to reject as a whole all that part of nature which is not perceptible to our senses and which consequently frustrates observation, has invented the word surnaturalism. We adopt this word, it is useful for distinguishing; we have already used it and we will use it again but, properly speaking and in the strict sense of language, let us state once and for all: the word is empty. There is no surnaturalism. There is only nature. Nature alone exists and contains all. All is. There is the part of nature that we perceive, and there is the part of nature that we do not perceive.¨

From: Surrealism, by Patrick Waldberg. P. 25. Germany, 1978
Read Victor Hugo´s Intellectual Biography: (Postcriptum de ma vie)

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