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Eric Rücker Eddison

Data de nascimento: 24. Novembro 1882
Data de falecimento: 18. Agosto 1945

Eric Rücker Eddison era um escritor inglês, que escrevia sob o pseudônimo E. R. Eddison. É mais conhecido por seu romance de alta fantasia heroica The Worm Ouroboros e seus três livros que se passam no mundo imaginário de Zimiamvia, conhecidos como a Trilogia Zimiamviana, Mistress of Mistresses, publicado em 1935, A Fish Dinner in Memison, de 1941, e The Mezentian Gate, publicado postumamente em 1958. Além desses escreveu outros três livros: Poems, Letters, and Memories of Philip Sidney Nairn , Styrbiorn the Strong e Egil's Saga .

Seus trabalhos de ficção foram muito apreciados por J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis e Ursula K. Le Guin.

Citações Eric Rücker Eddison

„Thou art nothing. And all thy desires and memories and loves and dreams, nothing.“

—  Eric Rücker Eddison, livro The Worm Ouroboros
The Worm Ouroboros (1922), Context: Thou art nothing. And all thy desires and memories and loves and dreams, nothing. The little dead earth-louse were of greater avail than thou, were it not nothing as thou art nothing. For all is nothing: earth and sky and sea and they that dwell therein. Nor shall this illusion comfort thee, if it might, that when thou art abolished these things shall endure for a season, stars and months return, and men grow old and die, and new men and women live and love and die and be forgotten. For what is it to thee, that shalt be as a blown-out flame? and all things in earth and heaven, and things past and things for to come, and life and death, and the mere elements of space and time, of being and not being, all shall be nothing unto thee; because thou shalt be nothing, for ever. Ch. 28 : Zora Rach Nam Psarrion, p. 427

„The Queen said, "Remember: when thou shalt see the lord thy brother in his own shape, that is no illusion. Mistrust all else. And the almighty Gods preserve and comfort thee."“

—  Eric Rücker Eddison, livro The Worm Ouroboros
The Worm Ouroboros (1922), Therewith the hippogriff, as if maddened with the day-beams, plunged like a wild horse, spread wide its rainbow pinions, reared, and took wing. But the Lord Juss was sprung astride of it, and the grip of his knees on the ribs of it was like brazen clamps. The firm land seemed to rush away beneath him to the rear; the lake and the shore and islands thereof showed in a moment small and remote, and the figures of the Queen and his companions like toys, then dots, then shrunken to nothingness, and the vast silence of the upper air opened and received him into utter loneliness. In that silence earth and sky swirled like the wine in a shaken goblet as the wild steed rocketed higher and higher in great spirals. A cloud billowy-white shut in the sky before them; brighter and brighter it grew in its dazzling whiteness as they sped towards it, until they touched it and the glory was dissolved in a gray mist that grew still darker and colder as they flew till suddenly they emerged from the further side of the cloud into a radiance of blue and gold blinding in its glory. Ch. 28 : Zora Rach Nam Psarrion, p. 420 http://www.sacred-texts.com/ring/two/two34.htm

„I was not, I lived and loved, I am not.“

—  Eric Rücker Eddison, livro A Fish Dinner in Memison
Context: The black arrowed swoop of the moment swung high into the unceilinged future, ten, fifty, sixty years, may be: then, past seeing, up to that warmthless unconsidered mock-time, when nothing shall be left but the memorial that fits all (except, if there be, the most unhappiest) of human kind: I was not, I lived and loved, I am not. A Fish Dinner in Memison (1941)

„The harvest of this world is to the resolute, and he that is infirm of purpose is ground betwixt the upper and the nether millstone.“

—  Eric Rücker Eddison, livro The Worm Ouroboros
The Worm Ouroboros (1922), Ch. 3 : The Red Foliot http://www.sacred-texts.com/ring/two/two09.htm

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