Hamvas Béla: Zöld és lila – Részlet a Patmosz c. kötetből. Elolvasom
Shopping cart
0 Ft

The Philosophy of Wine


Previous editions of Béla Hamvas’s A bor filozófiája (written in 1945), including those in Hungarian, omitted some material that has been restored in this translation, making it the first complete edition of the work in any language.
A new translation of a unique and much-loved book by the philosopher and writer Béla Hamvas, only the second of his works to be available in English. „The Philosophy of Wine” is an apologia for the rare, solemn moments of life, of ease, of play, and self-forgetful serenity.

1 990 Ft


További információk




2016., második, bővített kiadás


Önálló kötetek




I. Three
The Metaphysics of Wine
The World of the Mouth
Hieratic Masks
A Glass of Wine: Atheism’s death leap
Eschatological Excursus
An Epilogue to the Metaphysics (Apologia)

II. Wine as Nature
Wine and Idyll
Grapes, Wine, Precious Stones, Women
A Wine Catalogue (Outline)

III. The Art of the Wine Ceremony
Mouth Harmonies
When to Drink and When Not?
How to Drink?
Where to Drink?
Res Fortissima (For Pietists and Puritans)
Vita Illuminativa (The final Prayer)


„Wine peoples live not in the world of historical ambitions but in those of the golden age. Such behaviour is the consequence of the idyll-oil, one of the most vital elements in wine. Wine countries and wine regions are all idyllic. Just take a walk in the vineyards of Arács and Csopak, go up into the hills of Badacsony or Szent György,or especially Somló, take a stroll around the vineyards of Kiskőrös and Csengőd, and you are sure to experience this. The soft grassy paths between

the vine-stocks flow gently like peaceful brooks. A giant walnut tree before the entrance to the wine cellars offers its cool shade even in the hottest of summers. These are places you can stop whenever you choose, sit down, take your ease, and say: here I will stay. And perhaps,even without noticing it, this is where death will catch up with you.”