Misanthrope

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Misanthrope

exposes frivolity and inconsistency of French society (1600s). [Fr. Lit.: Le Misanthrope]
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He claims to be past taking pleasure in wealth or women and misanthropically observes "Fain would I fly the haunts of men, / I seek to shun, not hate mankind, / My breast requires the sullen glen, / Whose gloom may suit a darken'd mind" (CPW I: 123).
He and Marilyn had lived together for only eight months, not the year's time over which the memoir took place, and Marilyn's theft from the hotel had been played up a bit in the book--she'd returned the money the next day on her own, and it wasn't the big blowout argument between them that it was in the memoir--and he'd exaggerated his own involvement in their visit to her father in Virginia where the literary legend lived misanthropically with his mother.
The misanthropically slavish obeisance to technology, as if the transistor itself had an agenda, has understandably produced a backlash against the consequent human redundancy.