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The Resource Blood dark, by Louis Guilloux ; translated by Laura Marris

Blood dark, by Louis Guilloux ; translated by Laura Marris

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Blood dark
Title
Blood dark
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by Louis Guilloux ; translated by Laura Marris
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Set during World War I, this monumental philosophical novel about human despair inspired Albert Camus' own writing and prefigured the greater existential movement. Louis Guilloux's novel Blood Dark tells the story of a brilliant philosopher trapped in a provincial town and of his spiraling descent into self-destruction. Cripure, as his students call him, the name a mocking contraction of The Critique of Pure Reason, despises his colleagues, despairs of his charges, and is at odds with his family. The year is 1917, and the First World War continues its relentless course, with French soldiers not only dying by the tens of thousands but also beginning to desert in protest. Cripure, having seen student after student go to his death, finds himself literally up in arms at the complacent patriotism of his fellow teachers as he challenges one of them to a duel. Unfolding over the course of a single day, Blood Dark describes how Cripure manages to embroil himself in this ridiculous "affair of honor." Guilloux's novel, an important inspiration to the young Albert Camus, is an unflinching attack on the hypocritical pieties of a middle-class society and a tragic portrait of a man at war with the world and himself"--
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Dewey number
843/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2613.U495
LC item number
S313 2017
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
Label
Blood dark, by Louis Guilloux ; translated by Laura Marris
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky288624691
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
514 pages
Isbn
9781681371450
Lccn
2017008649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
i9781681371450
Label
Blood dark, by Louis Guilloux ; translated by Laura Marris
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky288624691
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
514 pages
Isbn
9781681371450
Lccn
2017008649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
i9781681371450

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