New WWII novel proof of art’s power to make sense of horror

Everyone Brave is Forgiven, By Chris Cleave

31st July, 2016
Chris Cleave: displays how art can be a source of solace Picture: James Emmet

Fiction, Everyone Brave is Forgiven, By Chris Cleave, Sceptre, €19

In his famous essay, Cultural Criticism and Society, philosopher Theodor Adorno wrote that, “after Auschwitz, to write a poem is barbaric”.

The true horror of World War II was, he believed, its absolute eradication of humanity’s touchstone: which should be the fundamental triumph of good over evil, the desire for creation over the impulse to destroy.

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