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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. 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 monster a man in pursuit of a theorem that will justify his every desire Released from 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 speculator 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 My Review Dr Science the eunuch like shrink of mass murdering rapist and all around criminal Moravagine relates this hideous tale of debauchery rapine pillage murder and general good times after springing the title character from the insane asylum where Science worked with him Their world travels on the eve of the Great War involve blood misery and death for everyone but themselvesMoravagine literally death by female genitalia is not someone you want to meet Hannibal Lecter was positively cuddlesome by Moravagine s standards Science in his neutral and neutered language presents the facts of their horrible horrible crime spree in a way that left me nauseated but curiously unmoved Which mother would not prefer to kill and devour her children if she could be sure in doing so of binding to her and keeping her male of being permeated by him absorbing him from below digesting him letting him be macerated within her in a state reduced to that of foetus and carrying him thus her life long in womb This is a slasher movie waiting to happen I ve heard others describe it as funny Not to me Distastefully misogynistic Appallingly bloody I enjoyed one thing about reading the book The author s evident fury and outrage at a world that tacitly accepts the dehumanizing and belittling effects of Modernity without so much as a bleat of resistance Resistance you see is futileRevolting Fascinating Deeply unclean Marriage by Deception you want to meet Hannibal Lecter was positively cuddlesome by Moravagine s standards Science in his neutral and neutered language presents the facts of their horrible horrible crime spree in a way that left me nauseated but curiously unmoved Which mother would not prefer to kill and devour her children if she could be sure in doing so of binding to her and keeping her male of being permeated by him absorbing him from below digesting him letting him be macerated within her in a state reduced to that of foetus and carrying him thus her life long in womb This is a slasher movie waiting to happen I ve heard others describe it as funny Not to me Distastefully misogynistic Appallingly bloody I enjoyed one thing about reading the book The author s evident fury and outrage at a world that tacitly accepts the dehumanizing and belittling effects of Modernity without so much as a bleat of resistance Resistance A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House you see is futileRevolting Fascinating Deeply unclean

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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

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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


10 thoughts on “Moravagine

  1. says:

    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 scared off by the phrase 'French avant garde' and its omens of obfuscation and aesthetic prickliness Moravagine

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    Book Circle Reads 17Rating 3 sickened stars of five The Publisher Says At once truly appalling and appallingly funny Blaise

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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 early twentieth century taking apart many sacred cows and exposing much hypocrisy However

  5. says:

    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 Ru

  6. says:

    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 wit

  7. says:

    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 uncomforta

  8. says:

    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

  9. says:

    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 having begun it in 1917 he was still trying to finish it as he crossed the Euator on a boat to Rio in 1924 He simply couldn't stand the turgid pretentious style to which he had committed himself I don't disagree It made him vomit this book 3 stars bahThe problem may of course r

  10. says:

    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 appa

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