Querelle of Brest [Jean Genet] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Querelle is regarded by many critics as Jean Genet’s highest achievement in the novel–certainly one of the landmarks of postwar French literature. The story of a. Jean Genet’s five novels have secured him international recognition as one of the masters’ of modern French fiction. He wrote “Querelle” in the.

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Published January 13th by Grove Press first published There is some seductive imagery in the book, much of it, obviously, homoerotic. Querelel know it’s a Jean Genet thing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The voice in a tin can with strings, or a seashell, dead sea salt authors and prophets The type is exceedingly small in the edition I received — I don’t wear reading glasses, and I am using a magnifying glass.

Notre Dame des Fleurs, trying to outdo Baudelaire and Rimbaud, is without doubt brilliantly original and powerful but as literature really a henet of a mess. Oct 04, Jeff rated it really liked it.

It’s like having a dream about an animal running. Robert is the pet lover of brothel Madame Lysiane.

Querelle of Brest

Mar 25, Mark rated it it was ok. Querelle wants to take into his own everything that he steals, things and life. Seblon was the only great casting decisionbut don’t ruin this otherwise pretty amazing book by seeing it first.


You might want to try another qufrelle, although Streatham’s translation is fine. If that makes sense.

There’s a lot that’s wonderful about this book but it’s also trucated to me in places, and almost seems rushed sometimes. And again, i have a love for the twilight world that basically slips out of the pages in this book.

It’s probably all some gener trick I forgot the science to explain. It has one of my favorite descriptions ever on unrequited love. Similarly, his films seldom reward the violence of his characters. With CRASH, you explored the world of characters who have fashioned their own kingdom based collectively on their, some might call, destructive kink.

I four starred both I’ve read because they haven’t yet achieved the “goosebumps” status in my frame of references in the Mariel train of thoughts that I think about all day.

Or, perhaps it’s benet my own personal taste: That’s what I really want to say, to me, to explain it.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? There was more to it than that Theo hated what he couldn’t have.

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Querelle of Brest – Wikipedia

This is how the French slang was treated in the edition I read. Its protagonist, Georges Querelle, is a bisexual thief, prostitute and serial killer who querlle and kills his lovers for thrills and profit.


Unlike CRASH, however, the damaged characters in QUERELLE live in a very real, hateful world while the characters in CRASH found a way continue to escape from reality and achieve a level of sexual intensity that overcame all the pain, guilt, and self-hatred that they were all feeling, even when their obsessions began to take priority querwlle their personal lives.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Oct 29, Stephen Brody rated it really liked it. It’s difficult, but so worth getting through.

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The thing that makes other people seem less real. It’s just that British gangster argot seems a particularly weird sort of patois to find in a French port. Bywhen Fassbinder filmed his QuerelleTom of Finland had been honored with at least two major gallery retrospectives. I thought for sure the movie would have it in spades. Quereloe could relate to Querelle’s own planet of loneliness, if not the murders. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.