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Meditations of a Solitary in 1916

Meditations of a Solitary in 1916

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Meditations of a Solitary in 1916 was written by Léon Bloy in 1916 in France, during World War I, and published in 1917, the same year that the author passed away. The themes are mostly theological, with sustained meditations on both the Christian soul and the lack of soul of Wilhelm II, emperor of Germany. Indeed, although biographical in nature, one might consider this less a follow up to On the Threshold of the Apocalypse in the Ungrateful Beggar series and more a companion piece to The Soul of Napoleon, but in a Bizarro sort of way, with a candidate alternative title of The Bizarro Soul of Wilhelm II, or Wilhelm IIʼs Lack of Soul, - such was the rage, frustration, contempt, sadness, heart-rending compassion of the author at the time of writing.

"How to accuse Wilhelm alone? That fellow at best is nothing more than an imbecile, as frightening an imbecile as you like, but an imbecile all the same..."

"ʻSo,ʼ someone asks me, ʻwhat remains?ʼ Absolutely nothing but the Eucharist in the Catacombs and waiting for the unknown Liberator whom the Paraclete must dispatch, when the blood of countless torture victims and the tears of some elect will have sufficiently purified the earth... God is preparing to start over again... the fulfillment of that apocalyptic prophecy is near."

Author: Léon Bloy
Publisher: Sunny Lou Publishing
Published: 06/11/2023
Pages: 144
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.36lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.00w x 0.34d
ISBN: 9781955392389

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