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Author QuotedLeon Bloy
Title QuotedDans les Tenèbres
Date (Year/Month/Day)1941/09/05
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1918
QuotationI just finished reading Bloy's Dans le Tenebres. One of the things I liked best about it was his wife's preface. His ideas about the last war: that it wasn't really a war but something infinitely more revolting than a war. His ideas about [Henri] Barbusse's Feu are smart in a way we are just beginning to find out. He says Barbusse's emphasis on the horribleness of war, just isolated from everything else, is crazy. "War is totally horrible, so let's not fight," and his solution that "The principle of equality will kill war forever" is terribly dangerous.
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 402
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