THE IDEA OF NATION ON SAINT LOUP’s NOVELS by Myron KOK
Association of Friends of Saint-Loup, 2010, Paris
The year of publication of this academic work was not mentioned at the original edition but we found it somewhere on the internet. We were surprised to find that the french translation of the same study was published six years before (in 2004) for the “Homme Libre”(Paris) editions. So it’s very encouraging to see that the important publishers have not disappeared yet. The university researcher Myron Kok was South-African and wrote the above while Saint Loup was hiding as a political refugee in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
We like very much the writer Saint Loup (born Marc Augier) and not only for his qualification of neo-paganist attributed to him by the great philosopher Alain DeBenoist. In the preface there is this sentence of Kok which aims to summarize the anti-democratic universe of Saint Loup: “while the National Socialism and therefore all the creations of National Socialism, as among others the Black Order, were essentially satanic…” (at the preface, op.cit.pageVIII) the author tries to find a precious paralel between both values.The same author Myron Kok takes arguments written by Saint Loup in order to justify himself : “In the year 251 inside fighting of the Christians, quarrels with Cyprien, Novat, Novatian about investiture : two hundred dead. On the year 332 the Christians assassinate the Emperor Galerius, his son, his daughter, his wife, his imperial suite, his servants. Moderate count : two hundred dead “(op.cit.p.126).
A little bit further comes a quote from Otto Rahn, the writer of the “Lucifer’s Court”,which became for the two editors above a very important reference: on page 96 for CALD (Association for the friends of Saint Loup) and on page 143 for “Homme Libre”. It seems that Saint Loup loved that novel.
We prefer to refer to the not so famous novel of Saint Loup “A motorcycle for Barbara” released in 1978. Kok puts as subtitle “The departure for Thule”. Barbara is a dynamic woman, but narrow and unimaginative minds could accuse her of being anti-feminist. “The daughter of Lotta (note: Finnish nurse during the war of 1939-1945) considers herself equal to men and a descendant of the dukes of Lithuania, as superior to all those of her time: I exercise a stupid profession, it is true but no man can stop me now and I have become a star “(op.cit.p.118). And to make fun of the feminists of 1978 or today: “When I drive I am in a dominant position on a dominated machine, I print my will and wait for it to comply” (ibid.same page).
written by DIONYSOS ANDRONIS