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Pilgrim of the Absolute Hardcover – 1947
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Famous work by Leon Bloy. Edited by Raissa Maritain with introduction by Jacques Maritain. Eyre & Spottiswoode; London
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This is a good sampling of Bloy's writings and there is a section at the end collecting many of sayings or aphorisms. The book includes excerpts from longer works, novels, letters, etc. The new introduction by David Bentley Hart is very good and should not be skipped.
For me, the greatest value was the new found appreciation for how much he influenced (at least in my opinion) other French Catholics like Peguy, Bernanos and the Maritains. When you read the few pages of the personification of the indignation of God in the form of a "wildly disheveled girl" I think you are reading one of the inspirational sources for Peguy's great poem "The Portal of the Mystery of Hope."
I think we may include Mr. Hart, based on his recent writings, among those whom Bloy has influenced.