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and I copied it from a characteristic- ally frank and encouraging letter that I received from Louis Calaferte in late (He died three and a half years later, at the. Louis Calaferte is the author of Septentrion ( avg rating, 56 ratings, 0 reviews , published ), Requiem des innocents ( avg rating, 35 ratings. La mécanique des femmes has 49 ratings and 5 reviews. Marie-Maude said: Très cru et vulgaire, ce qui n’est pas un problème, mais je me demande encore ce.

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This first book had great success and was soon followed by the publication of Partage des vivants The Lot of the Living in Larie-mou Btx rated it really liked it Aug 06, David rated it liked it Jan 07, Rag-Time, publisher: So the age-old question of autobiographical inspiration and fictional transposition—a trite, even misleading line of inquiry for solving the riddles raised by the work of many authors—must nonetheless be pursued for Calaferte.

He even begins to play with words, with phonemes, with letters, in the manner of concrete poetry. Calaferte produced a significant body of literary texts ranging from poems, plays, essays, and novels. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Conversations with Louis Calaferte. Because of the evil or moral turpitude that is pinpointed in some calafertw, it seems that Calaferte himself was seeking—through writing—to emerge from persistent inner and outer Hells ranging from his childhood and his struggle with suicidal impulses to his disgust at contemporary society.


Over the course calafefte his career, Calaferte produced hundreds of works, mainly poetry and short story collections, as well as plays and notebooks. Conversations With Louis Calaferte May 30, Dec 22, J0e. It appears then “The Way it Works with Women” is a fragment in and of itself in a oeuvre that seeks the beyond through intense moments of experience. In this largely autobiographical and erotic novel, Calaferte uses first-person narrative to recount the wanderings of a novice writer, his time spent secretly reading while working as a laborer as a child, the protagonist would hide in public toilets, reading there very happily[4] and his encounters with women.

The man even wrote gentle-hearted nursery rhymes.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Nothing in contemporary American literature resembles such work. Still, voluptuousness conceals its defeat. Balooo rated it really liked it Nov 11, Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Want to Read saving…. Of course, some sections in some of his books spin off variations on a salient image or word—a narrative technique linking texts that are otherwise quite different in subject matter and thereby creating a sense of amplification.

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C’est la guerre L’Imaginaire t. This metaphysical understanding of the erotic is what Calaferte is attempting to steal and put into words.

ca,aferte As the nine to date published volumes of his rich and absorbing Carnets or Notebooks amply reveal, the author of Septentrion —the most impressive French erotic novel of the post-war period—always wrote with a sense of urgency. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. January Click [show] for important translation instructions.


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And I love this quote: Calaferte is interested in a metaphysics, eroticism, and experience in the Bataillean sense. These childhood memories are extremely powerful. Calafetre his early teens, Calaferte worked as an errand boy in a battery factory and later began work as a general laborer.

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Louis Calaferte

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Requiem des innocents, publisher: Only 2 left in stock – order soon. It should be clear by now that these two translations, however welcome, represent barely the rim of the Calaferte volcano.

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