Mount Analogue

By René Daumal,

Book cover of Mount Analogue: A Tale of Non-Euclidean and Symbolically Authentic Mountaineering Adventures

Book description

This pataphysical journey up a mountain whose "summit must be inaccessible, but its base accessible to human beings" depicts an allegorical landscape akin to Alice in Wonderland

A beloved cult classic of surrealism, pataphysics and Gurdjieffian mysticism, René Daumal’s Mount Analogue is the allegorical tale of an expedition to a…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Mount Analogue as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book is one of my all time favorite reads. Mount Analogue is a short poetic novel. Daumal’s rich descriptions and symbolism engaged my imagination and made me think deeply about the story’s meaning. The author takes readers on a journey to a mystical place with an unusual set of characters and strange circumstances. The story revolves around an adventurous sailing and climbing expedition to a mystical mountain hidden from the world’s inhabitants which is believed to link the earth to a higher sphere of reality. It’s full of intrigue and packed with pithy philosophical statements worth pondering. Daumal’s words…

From Jean's list on adventure, healing, and growth.

Want books like Mount Analogue?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like Mount Analogue.

Browse books like Mount Analogue

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in surrealism, avant garde, and Eastern philosophy?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about surrealism, avant garde, and Eastern philosophy.

Surrealism Explore 103 books about surrealism
Avant Garde Explore 23 books about avant garde
Eastern Philosophy Explore 10 books about Eastern philosophy