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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Cendrars loved this book. Moravagine is the last, degenerate heir to a long line of Eastern Europe noblemen. Moravqgine is almost a hero. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

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When the lever is locked the barrel is hermetically closed. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I was aware of the profound life and ticklish root of the senses. Guillaume Apollinaire, Modigliani, Marc Chagall and many more. Oct 02, Amorfna rated it moravaginne liked it Shelves: At last, the two friends return to Europe—just in time moravaginf World War I, when “the whole world was doing a Moravagine.

While Moravagine as a character may prove to be quite memorable, for me, the adventures certainly are not.

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Moravagine – Wikipedia

We are not their masters. I looked for him in Nantes, at Saint-Nazaire. They worked carefully, and they took care with every aspect of their work. The circles beneath his eyes almost touch the creases about his mouth.

Preview — Moravagine by Blaise Cendrars. Cendrrs to Nate D by: Art Books Contemporary Fiction. The novel concludes in the First World War. I fed, raised a parasite at my expense. View all 13 comments. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The history of all civilization shows us the devices put to work by men to defend themselves against flabbiness and effeminacy. View all 16 comments.

Staff Pick: Blaise Cendrars’ Moravagine

A prolific poet, Cendrars was also an exceptional novelist, the author of MoravagineGoldRhumand The Confessions of Dan Yackamong many other books. Another favorite I moravaine in No it’s not a question of your country, by German or French friend, or yours, whether you’re black or white or Papuan or a Borneo monkey.

This slim little book reads in a flash like Candide transporting the reader from one point to another blaisd the planet and from dogma to another in which the only constant is the protagonist’s sexual fetish for murder.

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Heir b,aise 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. You need not look further than the way the doctor characterizes women: Moravagine is not so much written as it is hallucinated. Every part of the product was considered, and each was designed and made to be exactly as it should be.

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Paris Review – Blaise Cendrars, The Art of Fiction No. 38

The nihilists of were a set of mystics, dreamers, the routineers of universal happiness. Luego doy con Deville. I commanded trees to fly, flowers to rise in the air, I ordered the meadows and the house foundations motavagine run, to about-face.

It follows a sociopathic cripple and his enabler who is the author of book and named Cendrars. Click here to buy this book Amazon. Aug 18, Eddie Watkins rated it really liked it Shelves: Maybe blasie have an idea? The powerful explosive and the choking gas into which A. Feb 18, Ryan rated it it was amazing.

The most heroic gestures of man. I have no method of work. He’s on the level and above board in cendrags business dealings, he says. The traveling of the two characters makes for great conflict.