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Gaston Leroux: Poet and soldier


Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

French writers on war and peace


Gaston Leroux
From Secret of the Night
Translator unknown

“When a young man is a poet, it is useless to live like a soldier. Someone has said that, I don’t know the name now, and when one has ideas that may upset other people, surely they ought to live in solitude.”

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