Monday, June 20, 2011

A Real Garden

I am particularly fond of the passage decribing "the mania for fighting" that so takes hold of Drumont that "Nature is nothing for him now but a setting for affairs of honor. When he took the lease on his house at Soisy, he exclaimed: 'Ah, now there's a real garden for a pistol duel.'"

-Geoff Dwyer in Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, quoting the Goncourt brothers' Journals, themselves partially quoting M. Drumont

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