Diary of an Innocent (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents)

Read [Tony Duvert Book] Diary of an Innocent (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) Online PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free. Diary of an Innocent (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) When the grape is good, its because the vine is being watered. Elliot Three years after they produced the first English translation of Duverts Good Sex Illustrated, an unpayable debt is once again due to Semiotext(e), Sylvère Lotringer and translator Bruce Benderson: after a seemingly-interminable wait (almost thirty-five years), . misadventures with adolescents very erotic adventures with adolescent boys Duvert had.Hes a French writer whos almost completely unavailable in English w

Diary of an Innocent (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents)

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Rating : 4.59 (813 Votes)
Asin : 1584350776
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-11-02
Language : French

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I'd find it amusing if, in a few centuries, the only thing that our descendents condescend to retain of our artistic production, the only thing in which they'll see worlds to admire, to penetrate, the only thing that they'll show off as precious in immense museums after having flushed down the toilet all our acknowledged masterpieces, the only thing that will give them nostalgia and love for us will be our porn.--from Diary of an InnocentExiled from the prestigious French literary circles that had adored him in the 1970s, novelist Tony Duvert's life ended in anonymity. More reverie than narrative, Duvert's Diary presents a cascading series of portraits of the narrator's adolescent sexual partners and their culture, and ends with a fanciful yet rigorous construction of a reverse world in which marginal sexualities have become the norm.Written with gusto and infused with a luminous bitterness, this novel is more unsettling to readers today than it was to its first audience when p

Certain pages of Gide, Genet, Hocquenghem and certain scenes from Bresson or Pasolini suggest themselves as mild precursors, but Duvert goes further, filthier, faster. Only the Marquis de Sade outpaces him. A book that reinvents the seduction of literature." Abdellah Taïa, author of Salvation Army. Must we burn Duvert? I pray not. "Shock value aside, the book is intelligent to its core. Duvert's style is consummate, his devices elegant, his methods seductive; Bruce Benderson's translation is clear and stately." -- Review of Contemporary Fiction"'I always write completely nude, and I don't wash before,' writes Tony Duvert, whose explosive Diary of an Innocent is part tract, part porn, part theory, part fiction, and (I presume) part fact. This book, troubling and memorable, interrogates with delicate strokes the damaged state of contemporary se

His fifth novel, Paysage de fantaisie (Strange Landscape), won the prestigious Prix Médicis in 1973. Tony Duvert (1945--2008) is the author of fourteen books of fiction and nonfiction. Other books translated into English include the novel When Jonathan Died, and the scathing critique of sex and society Good Sex Illustrated (Semiotext(e), 2007). Novelist, translator, and essayist Bruce Benderson is the author of a memoir, The Romanian: Story of an Obsession, winner of France's prestigious

"When the grape is good, it's because the vine is being watered." Elliot Three years after they produced the first English translation of Duvert's Good Sex Illustrated, an unpayable debt is once again due to Semiotext(e), Sylvère Lotringer and translator Bruce Benderson: after a seemingly-interminable wait (almost thirty-five years), . misadventures with adolescents very erotic adventures with adolescent boys Duvert had.He's a French writer who's almost completely unavailable in English which is a shame because his books are always good.Strange Landscape and When Jonathan Died are also worth reading.very pornographic.be forewarned . "It is one of the more beautiful books I have read" according to hpbr. Having read Duvert's "Good Sex Illustrated", which I found astoundingly insightful, I got "Diary of". I was hopeful but unsure. It is one of the more beautiful books I have read. Many will object to the subject matter within the novel. Duvert is probably not writing for

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