Blaise Cendrars’ Moravagine assaults from the outset. Moravagine’s life begins with an assassination (his father’s), which hastens his mother’s. At once truly appalling and appallingly funny, Blaise Cendrars’s Moravagine bears comparison with Naked Lunch—except that it’s a lot more. It’s not all cold-blooded murder and nihilistic despair. After all, this is a comic adventure, even if the comedy often reeks with the stink of death.

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La femme est sous le signe de la lune, ce reflet, cet astre mort, et c’est pourquoi plus la femme enfante, plus elle engendre la mort.

bkaise His descriptive style generates energy. Moravagine is fifteen and in love – “Everything around me became a voice, an articulation, an incantation, a tumescence.

Then they return to France and Moravagine becomes a pilot before the outbreak of the First World War. Though I’ve never read B.

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A sada dolazimo do problema. Donate Slant is reaching more readers than ever before, but advertising revenue across the Internet is falling fast, hitting independently owned and operated publications like ours the hardest. These craftsmen did not relax their thoughtful self-discipline even with respect to features of their work that would ordinarily not be visible.

Stoner Professor John Williams. Moravagine, perhaps the sole authentic descendant of the last King of Hungary, perhaps merely a hallucination is “a dark little man skinny, knotted and desiccated as a vine-stock, seemingly burned by the flame that flickers in the depths of his great eyes.


It’s important not to make a mistake, and it’s rather awkward making use of these tubes, for as one is half-smothered by the fumes of the sauerkraut the tendency is to breathe normally. Books by Blaise Cendrars.

I read every single entry available online and was struck by how much they revealed about the meaning of place and home, as well as about the comfort of constancy and familiarity.

At once truly appalling and appallingly funny, Blaise Cendrars’s Moravagine bears comparison with Naked Lunch–except that it’s a lot more entertaining to read.

For a long time now we had believed in moravgine, not even in nothingness. Oh, and Cendrars did lose his right arm in the Great War.

Moravagine is not so much written as it moavagine hallucinated. I threw out my chest. Arts, religions, doctrines, laws and immortality itself are nothing but weapons invented by men to resist the universal prestige of women.

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Heir to an immense aristocratic fortune, mental and physical mutant Moravagine is a monster, a man in pursuit of a theorem that will justify But how can I forget the orang-outang? During the early months of World War II Cendrars was a war correspondent attached to the British armies, but with the fall of France in cendrats retired to Aix-en-Provence while his house at Tremblay was pillaged by the Germans.

At last, the two friends return to Europe—just in time for World War I, when “the whole world was doing a Moravagine. The story starts out so promising. So, I guess I’m ultimately happy to have read through to the very end. As a young man he traveled mravagine, from St.


Staff Pick: Blaise Cendrars’ Moravagine

Moravagine by Blaise Cendrars. The Jew lost his life. That finished, I had enough on my back. I know it is only a novel and I am not as a rule squeamish blzise what I read, but there is such a deep level of unpleasantness here, especially towards women that, for me there was just no point ot it.

A writer should never install himself before a panorama, however grandiose it may be. Dec 30, Richard Derus rated it liked it. A royal book, atrocious book, exactly the sort of book I love best Thanks for telling us about the problem. In its ultimate revision, Cendrars says the book is definitely incomplete, as it was meant to be a preface to a “complete works of Moravagine” that are not there. Moravigine then accompanied him, Cendrars, throughout his many travails morwvagine the next 10 years or more.

It is [1] a complex opus, with a central figure the Moravagine character like a dark persona of the author which he gets rid of through writing. Image, Theme, and Symbol.

blaiae I got a hold of this book a few years ago, after a friend told me Henry Miller was a big Cendrars fan. It is Monsieur castigating his style.