All about BHL
1975 to 1979
Le Testament de Dieu (Grasset) is released, taking up where La Barbarie à visage humain left off, proposing a response to the current nihilism and disenchantment by referring to the biblical text. The work is praised by Emmanuel Levinas, to whom the author makes several references in his work.
Bernard-Henri Lévy travels frequently to Italy, where he participates actively among left and extreme-left groups, and in the intellectual fight against terrorism, thereby coming into contact with the psychoanalyst-activist Armando Verdiglione. Concerned with, as he puts it, “combating the adversary on his own territory”, he writes a number of texts for the alternative daily newspaper Lotta Continua, in which he underscores the fascist heritage of the extreme left’s terrorist actions. In Paris, he becomes close to Romain Gary, whom he sees regularly until the eve of his death in December 1980.