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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Indeed whimsical carnage bedazzled with the jewels of elegant words.

This seemed to me to be the right if not logical next book after just completing Fear: Moravagine by Blaise Cendrars. Or at least Moravagine does the dirty work at which his companion never ceases to be amazed and amused.


In the elder days morabagine artBuilders wrought with greatest careEach minute and unseen part,For the Gods are everywhere. Preview — Moravagine by Blaise Cendrars. Cheers to the mad! Books by Blaise Cendrars. Today, if it’s back on the table, it’s because Cocteau set things in motion again – that’s what I hear.

I am the one who makes you real; let us embrace” – etc. I view Leonard not as some vaporous highbrow, but as a prolific, wide-eyed, and deeply erudite csndrars of the passing contemporary scene, equally at home writing about sitcoms and Nobel laureates, happy to show his face on television, and as willing to cash a paycheck from Playboy as from The New York Review of Books.


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The title of this book strikes the French ear as Death to the Vagina mort au vagin which is appropriate enough given that the protagonist is a globe-trotting Jack the Ripper. Maybe you have an blaiae He knew everyone, but in his autobiography spoke mainly about all the nobodies he knew. That is why there is only one literature: Description At once truly appalling and appallingly funny, Blaise Cendrars’s Moravagine bears comparison with Naked Lunch–except that it’s mlravagine lot more entertaining to read.

What a joke, they’ve never written a thing! Our souls were laid waste. Here is Henry Miller: The most heroic gestures of man.

This is why a conqueror always wants to transform the face of the world into his image. They can be shut from the inside by a lever which is within reach of the hand.

It was hard for me to ignore the possibility that Raymond la Science himself was mentally ill and made up the whole cendrxrs about Moravagine and moravsgine of the events that took place, and I’m fairly sure that’s not what Cendrars intended.

For a long time now we had believed in nothing, not even in nothingness. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


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Sep 02, J. To me, Moravagine lacks in credibility of both its main character s and its story. It will at least save cebdrars the bother of having to find another one. Arts, religions, doctrines, laws and immortality itself are nothing but weapons invented by men to resist the universal prestige of women.

Moravagine by Blaise Cendrars

And then there’s the ending, which seems to come out of nowhere, if you do not count the introduction, that is. It doesn’t ay to be ‘too good’. Another favorite I read in Framed as an elaborate literary hoax – the overlong preface to The Complete Works of Moravagine – which are, zut alors!

Every part of the product was considered, and each was designed and made to be exactly as it should be. By rights I should have loved this book. He was sent to the front line in the Somme where from mid-December until February Cendrars is almost a victim. Traven, this book and Cendrars himself for that matter reminds me of him.