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Author QuotedGeorges Bernanos
Title QuotedChemin de la croix-des-Ames
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/02/08
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1948
QuotationI have here his Chemin de la croix des ames-written about France in World War II. It is often tedious. Perhaps something to refer to. So much vehemence, so much overflowing anger, over the daily misdeeds of a futile, deluded old man like Petain. And yet he is right-and really on the side of the angels in denouncing the impotence of the old guard who did not believe in man, after what man had sacrificed under him at Verdun (p. 139). His "goût du malheur" ["unfortunate tast"]-a fine analysis! After years of being passed over, he takes his bitterness for strength. Bernanos is accused of being merely anti-democratic. But is this true? This is not just lamentation, or archaism.
Quotation SourceDancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 5, 1963-1965.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1997, p. 73
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