But you have never struck me in this way; the opposite in fact. . . Lots of love, Jean.
*On the contrary, I would like to live in a communist society. It is the transition (and the difficulties of transition) which seem to me here and there to cramp Communists and lead to what one might call (although not exactly) their hypocrisy
or their inconsistency (anti-patriotic one day, patriotic
the next, etc.)
From Jean Paulhan-Francis Ponge, Correspondances 1923-68 (Gallimard, Paris 1986)
(Research: Kate Oldfield)