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Erinyes

(ērĭn`ē-ēz): see FuriesFuries
or Erinyes
, in Greek and Roman religion and mythology, three daughters of Mother Earth, conceived from the blood of Uranus, when Kronos castrated him. They were powerful divinities that personified conscience and punished crimes against kindred blood,
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Erinyes

(the Furies) angry and avenging deities who pursue evil-doers. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 347]
See: Anger

Erinyes

(Furies) three sisters who tormented those guilty of blood crimes, driving them mad. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 320]
See: Madness

Erinyes (Furies)

three sisters who pursue those guilty of blood crimes and drive them mad. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 320]
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Only three are left, which concern the plausibility of some details in The Kindly Ones (189), Binet's urge to talk about this work (191), and the fact that Littell's novel, with its "postmodern nihilist" narrator, can only be described as "Houellebecq doing Nazism" (204).
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A similar remark can be made about The Kindly Ones.
Discussing The Kindly Ones in one of the asides that were edited out from the final version of HHhH, Binet takes up the problem of "speaking for" from the angle not of substitution, but of representativity.
Despite being hailed as a new War and Peace in its native France, The Kindly Ones did not fare as well further west, where critics decried it as "Holocaust porn.