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Blood Dark
by Louis Guilloux and Laura Marris and Alice Kaplan


Overview - Set during World War I, this monumental philosophical novel about human despair inspired Albert Camus' own writing and prefigured the greater existential movement.

Blood Dark tells the story of a brilliant philosopher trapped in a provincial town and of his spiraling descent into self-destruction.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Set during World War I, this monumental philosophical novel about human despair inspired Albert Camus' own writing and prefigured the greater existential movement.

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 Critique of Pure Reason--despises his colleagues, despairs of his charges, and is at odds with his family. The year is 1917, and the slaughter of the First World War goes on and on, with French soldiers not only dying in droves but also beginning to rise up in protest. Still haunted by the memory of the wife who left him long ago, Cripure turns his fury and scathing wit on everyone around him. Before he knows it, a trivial dispute with a complacently patriotic colleague has embroiled him in a duel.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781681371450
  • ISBN-10: 1681371456
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • Publish Date: October 2017
  • Page Count: 544
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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