Quotation by Alfred Döblin

The pangs of conscience, where are the pangs of conscience? Orestes and Clytemnestra, Reinhold doesn't even know the names of those fine folk. He simply hopes, heartily and sincerely, that Franz is dead as a doornail and won't be found.
Alfred Döblin (1878–1957), German-Jewish novelist, physician. Trans. by David Dollenmayer. Alexanderplatz, Berlin, bk. 6 (1929).
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