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    In the beginning was the rhythm and only eventually the rhythm gained corporeality Blaise Cendrars boldly bases his novel on the concept of Alfred Jarry s pataphysics.Hysteria Freud had taken up the problem, had gone into itamply,profoundly, had lifted it, extracted it from its purely experimental and clinical domain to make of it a kind of pataphysics of social, religious and artistic pathology Blaise Cendrars doesn t write, he literally crochets a morbidly pathological lace of mal In the beginning was the rhythm and only eventually the rhythm gained corporeality Blaise Cendrars boldly bases his novel on the concept of Alfred Jarry s pataphysics.Hysteria Freud had taken up the problem, had gone into itamply,profoundly, had lifted it, extracted it from its purely experimental and clinical domain to make of it a kind of pataphysics of social, religious and artistic pathology Blaise Cendrars doesn t write, he literally crochets a morbidly pathological lace of maleficent words.Diseases are We do not make or unmake them at will We are not their masters They make us, they form us They may even have created us They belong to that state of activity which we call life They may be its main activity.Moravagine is a quintessence of villainy, he is an incarnation of mental pathology, he becomes a metaphor o...


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    If you only read one book this year about a diminutive gimp who enjoys disemboweling women, make it this one It will at least save you the bother of having to find another one And there s certainly no book quite like Blaise Cendrars Moravagine, a tonally irregular, provocative artifact of the 1920s French avant garde But don t be scared off by the phrase French avant garde and its omens of obfuscation and aesthetic prickliness Moravagine is, without q...


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    Book Circle Reads 17Rating 3 sickened stars of five The Publisher Says At once truly appalling and appallingly funny, Blaise Cendrars s Moravagine bears comparison with Naked Lunch except that it s a lotentertaining to read Heir to an immense aristocratic fortune, mental and physical mutant Moravagine is a monster, a man in pursuit of a theorem that will justify his every desire Released from a hospital for the criminally insane by his starstruck psychiatrist the narrator of the book Book Circle Reads 17Rating 3 sickened stars of five The Publisher Says At once truly appalling and appallingly funny, Blaise Cendrars s Moravagine bears comparison with Naked Lunch except that it s a lotentertaining to read Heir to an immense aristocratic fortune, mental and physical mutant Moravagine is a monster, a man in pursuit of a theorem that will justify his every desire Released from a hospital for the criminally insane by his starstruck ...


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    Let s just say the title translates as both death TO and death BY vagina It s part pulp adventure tale, part embodied manifesto whose main message is that madness and disease are the guiding forces on earth, and all Greatest Dada Novel ever.The early parts are a Rabelaisian misogynistic fever dream across Europe and into Russia where Moravagine, a dadaist writ GIGANTIC, spearheads a revolution But then, after fleeing to the United States, the narrative kind of settles down after the death of Let s just say the title translates as both death TO and death BY vagina It s part pulp adventure tale, part embodied manifesto whose main message is that madness and disease are the guiding forces on earth, and all Greatest Dada Novel ever.The early parts are a Rabelaisian misogynistic fever dr...


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    Blaise Cendrars is one of those characters that one can t believe that they actually exist His novel reads like a demented Sam Fuller film with a script by Luis Bunuel Well, that how it reads to me Nevertheless this early 20th Cen...


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    Moravagine is one huge masturbatory celebration, Cendrars personal exorcism into born again apogee I think Cendrars woke up one morning and he decided he d had enough of dichotomy, duality and double structure With one fell swoop of the literary sword, he cut himself in two, separating out the unacceptable face of humanity like so much egg white oozing away from the yolk, and infested invested Moragavine rankest of them all, thus allowing himself to phoenix whole, purged and as pure as a pair Moravagine is one huge masturbatory celebration, Cendrars personal exorcism into born again apogee I think Cendrars woke up one morning and he decided he d had enough of dichotomy, duality and double structure With one fell swoop of the literary sword, he cut himself in two, separating out the unacceptable face of humanity like so much egg white oozing away from the yolk, and infested invested Moragavine rankest of them all, thus allowing himself to phoenix whole, purged and as pure as a pair of newborn baby s buttocks This is a roman a clef Raymond, a young psychoanalyst, rescues the abominable in thought, and word, and deed, and indeed, physique Moragavine from an insane asylum, and the two of them go on a wo...


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    This seemed to me to be the right if not logical next book after just completing Fear A Novel of World War I Take the horrors of war and paint them allegorically in the form of a human monster I was promised it would be At once appalling and appallingly funny I found it neither...


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    Courageous absurdity Audacious luster Unequivocal bloodlust Dragging existentialism across the muddied battlefields at the heart of man s inextinguishable conflagration, this book bestows the chattering of the primal inescapably intertwined with the human spirit Nihilism rants from the gutters of humanity speaking that inexcusable, uncomfortable unapologetic truth The mirror reflects a monstrosity but what else was there to view but man devouring its own flesh, shitting out ideals onl Courageous absurdity Audacious luster Unequivocal bloodlust Dragging existentialism across the muddied battlefields at the heart of man s inextinguishable conflagration, this book...


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    What a book Moments that are as ferocious and incandescent as any I ve read Framed as an elaborate literary hoax the overlong preface to The Complete Works of Moravagine which are, zut alors , lost Stolen from their resting place in a French country cottage beside a steeple where they were kept in an attic under lock and key Pilfered by Nazis, ground into the muck by hobnailed boots Thankfully this slender tome was rescued conniving wink, sharp elbowed nudge Here s What a book Moments that are as ferocious and incandescent as any I ve read Framed as an elaborate literary hoax the overlong preface to The Complete Works of Moravagine which are, zut alors , lost Stolen from their resting place in a French country cottage beside a steeple where they were kept in an attic under lock and key Pilfered by Nazis, ground into the muck by hobnailed boots Thankfully this slender tome was rescued conniving wink, sharp elbowed nudge Here s a passage that captures the delirium All is palpi...


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    A dark, comic journey through the early 20th century and across Europe and the Americas that is part Verne and part Celine except this ends instead of starts with World War One The main characters are pretty horrible and disturbing and their adventures range from whimsical to pretty dark as they encounter a scary version of Russia during the 1905 revolt, trouble with Indians in America, hanging out with a monkey on an ocean liner, and finally a strangely heartbreaking ending in the aftermat...


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Moravagine At Once Truly Appalling And Appallingly Funny, Blaise Cendrars S Moravagine Bears Comparison With Naked Lunch Except That It S A Lot Entertaining To Read Heir To An Immense Aristocratic Fortune, Mental And Physical Mutant Moravagine Is A Monster, A Man In Pursuit Of A Theorem That Will Justify His Every Desire Released From A Hospital For The Criminally Insane By His Starstruck Psychiatrist The Narrator Of The Book , Who Foresees A Companionship In Crime That Will Also Be An Unprecedented Scientific Collaboration, Moravagine Travels From Moscow To San Antonio To Deepest Ia, Engaged In Schemes And Scams As, Among Other Things, Terrorist, Speculator, Gold Prospector, And Pilot He Also Enjoys A Busy Sideline In Rape And Murder At Last, The Two Friends Return To Europe Just In Time For World War I, When The Whole World Was Doing A Moravagine This New Edition Of Cendrars S Underground Classic Is The First In English To Include The Author S Afterword, How I Wrote Moravagine.

  • Paperback
  • 229 pages
  • Moravagine
  • Blaise Cendrars
  • English
  • 27 February 2018
  • 1590170636

About the Author: Blaise Cendrars

Fr d ric Louis Sauser, better known as Blaise Cendrars, was a Swiss novelist and poet naturalized French in 1916 He was a writer of considerable influence in the modernist movement.His father, an inventor businessman, was Swiss, his mother Scottish He spent his childhood in Alexandria, Naples, Brindisi, Neuch tel, and numerous other places, while accompanying his father, who endlessly pursued bu Fr d ric Louis Sauser, better known as Blaise Cendrars, was a Swiss novelist and poet naturalized French in 1916 He was a writer of considerable influence in the modernist movement.His father, an inventor businessman, was Swiss, his mother Scottish He spent his childhood in Alexandria, Naples, Brindisi, Neuch tel, and numerous other places, while accompanying his father, who endlessly pursued business schemes, none successfully.At the age of fifteen, Cendrars left home to travel in Russia, Persia, China while working as a jewel merchant several years later, he wrote about this in his poem, Transiberien He was in Paris before 1910, where he got in touch with several names of Paris b lle poque Guillaume Apollinaire, Modigliani, Marc Chagall and manyCendrars then traveled to America, where he wrote his first long poem P ques New York The next year appeared The Transsib rien.When he came back to France, I World War was started and he joined the French Foreign Legion He was sent to the front line in the Somme where from mid December 1914 until February 1915 During the attacks in Champagne in September 1915 that Cendrars lost his right arm He described this war experience in the books La Main coup e After the war he returned to Paris, becaming an important part of the artistic community in Montparnasse There, among others, used to meet with other writers such as Henry Miller, John Dos Passos and Ernest Hemingway During the 1920 s he published two long novels, Moravagine and Les Confessions de Dan Yack Into the 1930 s published a number of novelized biographies or volumes of extravagant reporting, such as L Or, based on the life of John August Sutter, and Rhum, reportage romance dealing with the life and trials of Jean Galmont, a misfired Cecil Rhodes of Guiana.La Belle Epoque was the great age of discovery in arts and letters Cendrars, very much of the epoch, was sketched by Caruso, painted by L on Bakst, by L ger, by Modigliani, by Chagall and in his turn helped discover Negro art, jazz, and the modern music of Les Six His home base was always Paris, for several years in the Rue de Savoie, later, for many years, in the Avenue Montaigne, and in the country, his little house at Tremblay sur Mauldre Seine et Oise , though he continued to travel extensively He worked for a short while in Hollywood in 1936, at the time of the filming of Sutter s Gold From 1924 to 1936, went so constantly to South America This life globertrottering life was pictured in his book Bourlinguer, published in 1948 Another remarkable works apparead in the 40s were L Homme Foudroy 1945 , La Main Coup e 1946 , Le Lotissement du Ciel 1949 , that constitute his best and most important work His last major work was published in 1957, entitled Trop, C est Trop Sources