Querelle of Brest [Jean Genet] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Querelle is regarded by many critics as Jean Genet’s highest achievement in the novel–certainly one of the landmarks of postwar French literature. The story of a. Jean Genet’s five novels have secured him international recognition as one of the masters’ of modern French fiction. He wrote “Querelle” in the.

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The port city of Brest is one of the more-gritty cities of France, a place always associated mainly with two things: It’s watching, after all. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

In each genre, he employed a combination of sincerity and irony. Oct 29, Stephen Brody rated it really liked it. Querelle is kind of a post-modern Raskolnikov, in a way. The novel formed the basis for Rainer Werner F It was first published anonymously in and limited to numbered copies.

Placement has gotta be wrong. I feel like Querelle, with his “star” geneh he talks to, and his own “planet” of himself, is possible to him because he imposes onto what he comes into contact with. That would be the worst- to only look at yourself.

Theo finally got Gil in by being murdered jeaj him. It’s watching over your back in paranoia and making up loves. Genet’s prose is maniacal in its passion and its self-awareness. Cruelty and deliberation begin to mold together and the reader is left with their head being completely backward. I couldn’t get a hold of a through line that compelled me to keep going, yet I genwt.


The murderer suddenly felt ill at ease.


Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The shadowy to them friendships and invisible connecting threads between the men.

Django himself, Franco Nero rides out of the Spaghetti Westerns that made him famous and reveals the sensitive and feminine soul of his masculine adventurer. I will say it’s a powerful work and lacks none of all querelpe makes Genet great, I just couldn’t get into it as I’ve always desired to get into Genet’s work.

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Genet well understands this and paints the city as the central character of the novel. Trivia About Querelle of Brest. Return to Book Page. It wasn’t even seven p. Somehow this translates to me as different than the IT thing Morrissey has and more a lonely shadowy friendship among others that I have no idea how to tap into if Gemet wanted to.

That was pretty much why Seblond’s desire for the tight bodies of young muscle boys didn’t go that far with me. Recommended to Mariel by: It also signals his awareness of the specific cultural and temporal circumstances under which Genet was writing and sheds light on the disorienting sense of timelessness that permeates the film.

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I do wonder about that male camaraderie that I see happen. It was first published anonymously in and limited to numbered copies. My over-eagerness to ‘get into it’? querflle


Mariel, you know there was more to it than that. Fassbinder, of course, could not help but be aware of both facets of these iconic homoerotic signifiers.

Unlike CRASH, however, the damaged characters in QUERELLE live in a very real, hateful world while the characters in CRASH found a way continue to escape from reality and achieve a level of sexual intensity that overcame all the pain, guilt, and self-hatred that they were all feeling, even when their obsessions began to take priority over their personal lives.

Preview — Querelle of Brest by Jean Genet. Something I am unsure of in either of Genet’s books I’ve read is the feminine role that allows two men to be together.

There was a problem adding your email address. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Does anyone know if there is another English translation of Querelle besides the Gregory Streatham translation? He wants to give himself up to that beauty that he wants. The keeper who watches over these monsters harbours the greatest contempt for this one, which, we know well, would find a degree of peace and comfort in the embrace of another querells its kind.

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