But everything that he wrote was gorgeous. He was the most elegant American writer ever, very sweet, and a funny man.
A. J. Liebling’s opinions on others
In parading his own remorse, Bloch declared himself “actuated by no sense of gloomy pleasure.” To prove it, he took the opposite course from that of the old men of Vichy. He turned precept to example and died like a character in those chansons de geste in which he used to search for details of feudal society.