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Vie Green two former New Yorkers who can no longer afford an East Village apartment set off on a journey across the entire former Soviet Bloc with the specious aim of adopting a Romanian orphan Nirvana's on the radio everywhere and wars are erupting across YugoslaviaUnhappily married to Jerome a 53 year old Columbia University professor who loathes academe Sylvie thinks only of happiness At 35 she dreams of stuffed bears and wonders why their lives lack the tremulous sincerity that pervades thirtysomething that season's hot new TV show There are only two things. A joke What do you get when you cross bleak with brutal Torpor by Chris Kraus Oh my god This is the story of an ex punk video artist and her older love

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Torpor AUTHOR Chris Kraus

Sylvie wanted to believe that misery could simply be replaced with happiness Time was a straight line stretching out before you If you could create a golden kind of time and lay it right beside the other time the time of horror Bad History could just recede into the distance without ever having to be resolved from TorporSet at the dawn of the New World Order Chris Kraus's third novel Torpor loops back to the beginning of the decade that was the basis of I Love Dick her pseudo confessional cult classic debut It's summer 1991 post MTV pre AOL Jerome Shafir and Syl. I read this article on Slatecom the other day The article explains the plot and all that fairly well so if that s what you re looking for please clicky

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Sylvie thinks that will save them a child of their own and the success of The Anthropology of Unhappiness her husband's long postponed book on the Holocaust But as they move forward toward impoverished Romania Jerome's memories of his father's extermination at Auschwitz and his own childhood survival impede themSavagely ironic and deeply lyrical Torpor explores the swirling mix of nationalisms capital flows and negative entropy that define the present haunted by the persistence of historical memory Written in the third person it is her most personal novel to dat. An easier book to assimilate than I Love Dick with an ending justifying the complete reading of this novel thus lessoning the pain of my manifesting tim


10 thoughts on “Torpor AUTHOR Chris Kraus

  1. says:

    I read this article on Slatecom the other day The article explains the plot and all that fairly well so if that's what you're looking for please clicky click the link and check that outWhat I want to say is that this litt

  2. says:

    Well it's now official reading this novel pretty much solidifies Chris Kraus as my favorite contemporary noveli

  3. says:

    fuuuuck

  4. says:

    I liked this so much than 'I Love Dick' its form and use of language feels much nuanced and graceful and I was able to engage with it much on the level of sheer reading enjoyment where I was only able to enjoy the earlier novel in an intellectual way Perhaps it says something about where I am in my life but while I recognise the book is meant to contain a dark farcical humour of the sort where people look ridiculous and

  5. says:

    A joke What do you get when you cross bleak with brutal? Torpor by Chris Kraus Oh my god This is the story of an ex punk video artist and her older lover a college professor in his fifties who's got hell of connections to a bunch of French theorists and that's what he's famous for It is BLEAK Did I mention bleak? BLEAK They don't like each other they never really liked each other they don't get along she's gotten pregnant and had

  6. says:

    devastating beautiful romania orphans the end of history what else do you want?

  7. says:

    Coarse moody name dropping bio fiction Well pitched a little pissy

  8. says:

    An easier book to assimilate than I Love Dick with an ending justifying the complete reading of this novel thus lessoning the pain of my manifesting time lost never to be regained Why a person would wish to end his life this way is beyond my understanding Nonetheless I continue to practice this disagreeable disc

  9. says:

    A wonderful portrait of the preInternet European intellectual circuit just as the last dictatorships are falling

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    I can't recommend this enough for anyone with an interest in prose and a taste for the melancholic and profound With innovative layered writing Kraus brings the modern into brute relief crafting a sweeping story with precision and an effortless mapping onto the symbolic These 300 pages are brimming