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Introduction, continued.

I wonder how much of this book he wrote just to entertain himself while in prison off and on for years and years? He had access to great source material (French) and plenty of time to write about an ideal time he would have preferred to live in, as opposed to his own troubled time. Yet the title (corpse, death) and all the infighting of the characters points to a pessimism in his world view