Books: Death of an Anarchist

CHAOS AND NIGHT by Henry de Montherlant. 240 pages. Macmillan. $4.95.

At the age of 67, Celestino Marchillo resumes a boyhood pastime-the Spanish custom of car fighting. He takes his stand in the middle of 'he Boulevard Saint-Martin in Paris and shakes his raincoat at the traffic. He is knocked down. "I could have presented the capote when the head passed, as others do, but I wanted to do it honestly, because the bull was honest," Celestino explains.

"You might have been killed," says Celestino's daughter, disapproving but not surprised.

"That's the whole point," Celestino...

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