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DEATH

BY
MAURICE MAETERLINCK
TRANSLATED BY ALEXANDER TEIXEIRA DE MATTOS

NEW YORK
DODD, MEAD & COMPANY
Copyright, 1912
By MAURICE MAETERLINCK

Published, January, 1912
 

CONTENTS
I. OUR IDEA OF DEATH
II. A PRIMITIVE IDEA
III. WE MUST ENLIGHTEN AND ESTABLISH OUR IDEA OF DEATH
IV. WE MUST RID DEATH OF THAT WHICH GOES BEFORE
V. THE PANGS OF DEATH MUST BE ATTRIBUTED TO MAN ALONE
VI. THE MISTAKE OF THE DOCTORS IN PROLONGING THE FAILINGS OF DEATH
VII. THEIR ARGUEMENTS
VIII. THAT WHICH DOES NOT BELONG TO DEATH
IX. THE HORRORS OF THE GRAVE ALSO DO NOT BELONG TO DEATH
X. WHEN CONTEMPLATING THE UNKNOWN INTO WHICH DEATH HURLS US,
     LET US FIRST PUT RELIGIOUS FEARS FROM OUR MINDS
XI. ANNIHILATION IMPOSSIBLE
XII. THE SURVIVAL OF OUR CONSCIOUSNESS
XIII. IT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE
XIV. THE SAME, CONTINUED
XV. IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, IT WOULD NOT BE DREADFUL
XVI. THE SURVIVAL WITHOUT CONSCIOUSNESS
XVII. THE SAME, CONTINUED
XVIII. THE LIMITED EGO WOULD BECOME A TORTURE
XIX. A NEW EGO CAN FIND A NUCLEUS AND DEVELOP ITSELF IN INFINITY
XX. THE ONLY SORROW THAT CAN TOUCH OUR MIND
XXI. INFINITY AS CONCEIVED BY OUR REASON
XXII. INFINITY AS PERCEIVED BY OUR SENSES
XXIII. WHICH OF THE TWO SHALL WE KNOW?
XXIV. THE INFINITY WHICH BOTH OUR REASON AND OUR SENSES CAN ADMIT
XXV. OUR FAITH IN INFINITY
XXVI. THE SAME, CONTINUED
XXVII. SHALL WE BE UNHAPPY THERE?
XXVIII. QUESTIONS WITHOUT ANSWERS?
XXIX. THE SAME, CONTINUED
XXX. IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO ANSWER THEM
XXXI. EVERYTHING MUST FINISH EXEMPT FROM SUFFERING