Review: A Simple Story

A Simple Story (Modern Voices)A Simple Story by Leonardo Sciascia
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Communist China paying tribute to a Fascist victory, Communist Russia helping a government that put Communists in prison: who knows how many of these contradictions, inconsistencies and absurdities there are in the world — Candido and Francesca told themselves — which elude us, which we do not see, which we would rather not see but have elude us. Because if we saw them, things would become simple, whereas we have a need to complicate them, to make complicated analyses, to find complicated causes, reasons and justifications for them. And when we do see them, they no longer have those justifications: let alone when we suffer them."

– from "Candido", p. 142, 143.

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