By MacKinlay Kantor
"The maximum of our Civil warfare novels."—The ny instances.
The 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of the Andersonville fort and its use as a focus camp-like legal by means of the South throughout the Civil War.
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Colonel. Mathieu thought of the man of yesterday, and his heart contracted. Gomez had actually gone. One day he had read of the fall of lrun, in Paris-Soir. He had paced up and down the studio for a long while, running his fingers through his black hair. And then he went out, bareheaded and without an overcoat, as though he were going to buy cigarettes at the D6me. He had not re turned. The room had remained exactly as he had left it: an unfinished canvas, a half-cut copperplate on the table, among phials of acid.
The air was warm and dank. Mathieu was S walking in the middle of the road, under a lucid sky, swinging his arms, and thrusting his way through heavy golden tapestries. Summer. Other people's summer. For him a black day was beginning, which would move on a slow and tortuous course until the evening, like a funeral procession in the sunshine. An address. Money. He would have to run all over Paris. Sarah could provide the address. Daniel would lend the money. Or Jacques. He had dreamed that he was a murderer, and something of his dream still lurked in the depths of his eyes, crushed be neath the dazzling pressure of the light.
There had been a time when, as a matter of principle, neither of the pair judged the other. "Friendship doesn't exist to criticize," Brunet used to say then. " He still said so; perhaps, but at the moment he was thinking of his comrades of the party. " said Sarah. Brunet leaned towards her and touched her knee. "Listen, Sarah," he said quietly. "I quite like Mathieu and I think highly of his intelligence. If it were a question of explaining a passage in Spinoza or Kant, I should apply to him. But this is a silly business, and I assure you I don't want any outside opinion, even from a teacher of philoso phy.