I don't fear fire








On the way to Slovenia, I re-read the fine book "At least not cowards. Aesthetes, aristocrats and revolutionaries at the Trial of the Great War and the 'Impresa di Fiume'." I was touched by this passage.

— Of Toeplitz he writes: "He knew the war in its entirety. He went through the storm with calmness, with grace, silently; facing death without rants and without bravado, as it works for well-mannered people. He wrote very beautiful verses. The Pilgrims of San Brandano contain intensely lyrical pages. "I do not fear fire" his motto. —