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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It’s sustaining itself, real or not doesn’t matter. There’s a lot that’s wonderful about this book but it’s also trucated to me in places, and almost seems rushed sometimes. Also, I expect if I read it over again, it will grow on me. The jealousy and wanting to be the other person. The gaze loses itself in an abyss of mirrors and stagnant fixations, drawn ever more deeply into its own abnegation and abjection, without hope or desire of return. I haven’t really thought about the age thing that much.

Is it losing to die over and over in doing it?

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I still feel tired same reason.

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Genet well understands this and paints the city as the central character of the novel. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The highly stylized and quite bizarre lighting is reminiscent of techniques Fassbinder first employed in Lolawhile obsessive framing shots and disorienting scene transitions recall any number of earlier films. I don’t want the faceless tight young bodies of lust loneliness. Instead, he is alarmed to find himself reacting somewhat differently.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Don’t see the movie first, it’s a piece of jeab, a gsnet piece of shit Franco Nero as Lt.

I take in the psychotic humanly observations and will use them in my frame of reference for things that I think about a lot and pretend I don’t want to run back into his cell when I’m afraid I’ll never fit into the belonging world.

Watson goes on to discuss an interview in Anarchy of the Imagination in which Fassbinder. English Choose a language for shopping. I apologize in advance if this doesn’t make any sense that’s not like when someone prefaces something offensive with a “Now don’t get offended” as if it is license to say whatever they like. It’s watching over your back in paranoia and making up loves.

More than anything, my brain is pushing through extra brain fogginess.

It wasn’t even seven p. To write a literary whodunit or fiction that desires for nothing more than to be true crime, I would look to Hawksmoorthe novel by the British writer Peter Ackroyd. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Even Genet himself seems to admit that the ‘book has gone on too long’ near the end, and when the last page is finally reached, the payoff doesn’t feel gra There were standout passages in this book–moments where the doxology of Saint Genet shines across all the well-muscled young men sublimating their homosexuality through violence, theft, and betrayal–but overall I found it less lyrically satisfying than some of his other work, and the narrative losing its thread for me on multiple occasions.


I don’t really care about that.

It is set in the midst of the port town of Brest, where sailors and the sea are associated with murder. Raw, lusty, dangerous and beautiful. Nov 17, Emily rated it it was amazing. I don’t give out 5 stars lightly. Quotes from Querelle of Brest.

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Ambition for output for others? QUERELLE is a book that manages to be poetic, stylish, sinister, sensitive, intense, delirious, beautiful, erotic, rich, complex, grotesque, strange, and very violent all at the same time. Jean Genet was a prominent, controversial French writer and later political activist.

James, at times the crime aspects could have been played for more interest than they were. I’m sure I look absolutely crazy to anyone who catches me having these conversations in my head.

This is the story of his various encounters and the characters we meet through him querele ship and shore. My over-eagerness to ‘get into it’?