One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Sunday, March 11, 2012

From Zweig's "The World of Yesterday"

From the chapter titled "Intellectual Brotherhood":

In 1914 a forty-eight line poem like Lissauer's "Hymn of Hate," an inane manifesto like that of the "93 German Intellectuals," or an eight-page essay such as Rolland's Au-dessus de la Melee, or a novel like Barbusse's Le Feu, became an event. The moral conscience of the world had not yet become as tired or washed-out as it is today.
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