The Aristos

The Aristos

by JohnFowles (Author)


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 saw in constant and chaotic flux the supreme good was Aristos. Fowles argued that he was trying to define an ideal of human freedom in an unfree world. He called a materialistic and over-conforming culture to reckoning with his views on a myriad of subjects - pleasure and pain, beauty and ugliness, Christianity, humanism, existentialism and socialism.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Picador
Published: 12 Mar 1993

ISBN 10: 0330322931
ISBN 13: 9780330322935