Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mad world …

… Céline: Master of misanthropy.

I've never understood why adherents of something called National Socialism should thought right-wing, and I do think Céline's novel is a masterpiece of sorts. But I also think J.B. Priestley was on to something when he wrote this of it: "Something satisfying and valuable can be created out of a sane man looking at a mad world, or a madman making what he can out of a sane world; but a mad account of a mad world leaves us dissatisfied, unless we also have felt nothing but sick disgust for years and years."

No comments:

Post a Comment