The book is filled with extraordinary illustration and, as always in Bergson, exact and luminous metaphor. "Journal of Philosophy " Fresh and living . . . this translation is first-rate. "New Statesman & Nation" Exquisitely simple . . . the English version startles one by its sheer beauty. Here is a volume crowning a series of philosophical works which have molded the thinking of a whole generation. C"hristian Century" This book is so rich with historical, poetical, and human illustration, so packed with repeated psychological subtleties and dreaming precisions, that to miss it is to miss, as Bergson says of the prophets and Christian mystics, one of the voices of Life itself. "Catholic World" "This book offers pleasurable access to an important way of thinking which dominant analytic and linguistic philosophical traditions in England and America have eclipsed, and which nonetheless still has current expression in many forms throughout contemporary culture."--"Reprint Bulletin" "