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By Louis Guilloux,Alice Kaplan,Laura Marris

Set in the course of international warfare I, this enormous philosophical novel approximately human melancholy encouraged Albert Camus' personal writing and prefigured the larger existential movement.

Louis Guilloux’s novel Blood Dark tells the tale of a extraordinary thinker trapped in a provincial city and of his spiraling descent into self-destruction. Cripure, as his scholars name him, the identify a mocking contraction of The Critique of natural Reason, despises his colleagues, despairs of his fees, and is at odds with his kinfolk. The yr is 1917, and the 1st international battle keeps its relentless path, with French infantrymen not just loss of life by means of the tens of millions but in addition commencing to wasteland in protest. Cripure, having noticeable scholar after scholar visit his demise, reveals himself actually up in hands on the complacent patriotism of his fellow academics as he demanding situations one in all them to a duel. Unfolding over the process a unmarried day, Blood Dark describes how Cripure manages to embroil himself during this ridiculous “affair of honor.” Guilloux’s novel, an vital suggestion to the younger Albert Camus, is an unflinching assault at the hypocritical pieties of a middle-class society and a tragic portrait of a guy at conflict with the realm and himself.

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