THE SUTANCE OF MAN by Jean Rostad

THE SUTANCE OF MAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Jean Restad the evolutionist, describes himself as wise without wisdom; The of his works, bears out the remark quite aptly. Being a as well as the son of the famous poet-playwright, it's not surprising hormones and reflexes, and then with lyrical splendors or rhetorical bon mots. His style, At any rate, accordingly, man is ""a complex structure of of a lucid will""; tomorrow he may ""travel interplanetary him has the of a Newton, the anguish of a Pascal""; born himself and his world one day ""nothing will ; in short, he's ""a miracle of . Other ""Kill a man, one is a murderer; kill a million, a Or My illogicalities reassure me: I must still be alive"", and finally truths need twice as much "". A tough-minded master or the school, yet a humanist for all that, M. Rostand knows both the rules of life and the rules literature and he a them remarkably well.

Pub Date: March 2nd, 1962
Publisher: Doubleday