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

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Camus' "The Fall"

Finished with Modiano. May read more if and when it becomes available on Kindle. So-so but it kept my interest. Have taken up Camus' The Fall (third time, I believe). Relatively easy read. Not always as good as I remembered, but probably (for me) his best work.


An excerpt:
Any society, however brilliant, soon crushes me whereas I have never been bored with the women I liked. It hurts me to confess it, but I'd have given ten conversations with Einstein for an initial rendezvous with a pretty chorus girl. It's true that at the tenth rendezvous I was longing for Einstein or a serious book. In short, I was never concerned with the major problems except in the intervals between my little excesses. And how often, standing on the sidewalk involved in a passionate discussion with friends, I lost the thread of the argument being developed because a devastating woman was crossing the street at that very moment.
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