Moravagine [ Summary ] Author Blaise Cendrars


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    In the beginning was the rhythm and only eventually the rhythm gained corporealityBlaise Cendrars boldly bases his novel on the concept of Alfred Jarry’s pataphysicsHysteria Freud had taken up the problem had gone into it amply profoundly h

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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 uite like Blaise Cendrars' Moravagine a tonally irregular provocative artifact of the 1920s French avant garde But don't be scare

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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 lot entertaining to read Heir to an immense aristocratic fortune mental and physical mutant Moravagine is a mons

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    What to say about this I know it is highly rated as a modernist classic; and make no mistake it is very inventive with some fantastical scenes and stories Many reviews I have seen rave about it and compare it to Burroughs' Naked Lunch Even Henry Miller loved it I can understand all that and I know it careers through the ea

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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 everThe early parts are a Rabelaisian misogynistic fever dream across Europe and into Rus

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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 meNevertheless this early 20th Century classic is sort of the door that leads to the madness of that Century It's a feverish adventure tale that goes beyond reason into a form of madness And Cendrars was this one arm m

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    Courageous absurdity Audacious luster Uneuivocal 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 el

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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 lit

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    I couldn't decide whether to give this 3 stars or 4 stars not that anyone would care either way Cendrars seems to have hated this book

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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 and as Sgt Hulka once said I got a helluva sense of humorThere are plenty of positive to gushing reviews so don't go by me

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Moravagine

R 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 MoravagineThis new edition of Cendrars's underground classic is the first in English to include the author's afterword How I Wrote Moravagine. 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 physiue Moragavine from an insane asylum and the two of them go on a world wide rampage of anarchy and murder well Moragavine does with Raymond mostly a spectator Their travels follow Cendrars personal life travails Russia The United States and finally Paris In a clever twist towards the end Raymond encounters Cendrars who has lost an arm in WWI and asks him to write up Moragavine s manuscripts I like it when authors pop up in their books for a tete a tete with their characters Oh and Cendrars did lose his right arm in the Great WarMoragavine then is Raymond aka Cendrars doppelganger that ugly nasty evil unPC part of ourselves we always have to keep in check subdue cut off at the collar Except Cendrars doesn t do that instead he vests it all in Moragavine and lets him rip whilst following behind and sucking it all in vicariously Moragavine means death by vagina Full throttle misogyny in hand he disembowels women and children embraces murder anarchy and debauchery feels empowered when he kills laughs when the world cries has no remorse but tons of energy for yet new and new escapade Trailing behind is Raymond a sexless ennui ed eunuch ed disenchanted half shadow of Moragavine enthralled and possessed by himBecause Cendrars ultimately sees life as boring and empty once all the sin and strife has been stripped out It doesn t ay to be too good Just as all sin and no Grace is eually unrewarding Neither character is whole Maybe we are meant to have a little of both

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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. In the beginning was the rhythm and only eventually the rhythm gained corporealityBlaise Cendrars boldly bases his novel on the concept of Alfred Jarry s pataphysicsHysteria Freud had taken up the problem had gone into it amply 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 pathologyBlaise Cendrars doesn t write he literally crochets a morbidly pathological lace of maleficent wordsDiseases 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 activityMoravagine is a uintessence of villainy he is an incarnation of mental pathology he becomes a metaphor of evil Evil is indestructible and sinister pataphysics reignsAnd what about metaphysics Metaphysics should be placed in the museum of folklore Reductio ad absurdum is a part of human nature

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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 speculato. 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 everThe 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 the vicious vagina and her foetus Moravagine becomes guiding spirit than main character and we get a proto magical realist real deal magical realist novel coursing through the Americas meeting larger than life swindlers Blue Indians and a dapper orangutan but all bedded in naturalistic detail and local arcanaThen back to Europe for the outbreak of WWI where Moravagine disappears then reappears totally bonkers thinking he s an inhabitant of Mars a claim not discounted by the narratorThough I ve never read B Traven this book and Cendrars himself for that matter reminds me of him Mystery man and self mythologizer Indiana Jones type adventurer and like one man compounded of a dozen men bewilderingly human composed of nothing but lan vital

  • Paperback
  • 229
  • Moravagine
  • Blaise Cendrars
  • English
  • 23 January 2017
  • 9781590170632

About the Author: Blaise Cendrars

Frédéric 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 movementHis father an inventor businessman was Swiss his mother Scottish He spent his childhood in Alexandria Naples Brindisi Neuchâtel and numerous other places while accompanying his father who endlessly pursued bu