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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In The Cinematic Body, Steven Shaviro writes of the disorienting impact this kind of visual obfuscation has upon the gaze of both character and spectator:. I was repulsed when she “gives herself up” as his natural slave I think it was something like an essential cave mentality in order to fit between the two of them which she does not do.

Robert is the pet lover of brothel Madame Lysiane. This emptiness of the self led Genet to posit the notion that all people are interchangeable, for if we have no distinguishing marks, if we are only mannequins waiting to be outfitted, then we are all capable of becoming one another. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

QUERELLE by Jean Genet | Kirkus Reviews

My big plans for the night was watching my dvd of Fassbinder’s Querelle. As a straight man, I sure do have a love for Gay literature and Gay authors. It’s the ego of youth. I four starred both I’ve read because they haven’t yet achieved the “goosebumps” status in my frame of references in the Mariel train of thoughts that I think about all day. It has a style peculiar to Grnet, but I wasn’t so keen on this book as the latter two.


The type is exceedingly small in the edition I received — I don’t wear reading glasses, and I am using a magnifying glass. It’s a way of putting oneself at ease that nothing can hurt you.

Funny how in my memory there’s so much passion in him but really he’s the burning fire inside a bullet proof tummy I always said he was. Time has to go by better. The gaze loses itself in an abyss of mirrors and stagnant fixations, drawn ever more deeply into its own abnegation and abjection, without hope or desire of return. I still don’t know how to keep getting the romantic part in quuerelle mirrors but I do know that Genet could do it in the first look.

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Sep 04, Jerome K rated it it was ok. InQuerelle and Mario would remind more people of Alex and Glenn from the Village People than of surreptitiously distributed, erotically coded photographs of the s and s. Drug deals, gay sex, sexual awakening through degradation: Billy only needs that something good to think about to make everything else stop.

I’d certainly recommend this book to anyone interested in Genet or 20th century French literature, querellle I will admit it left me wanting jexn places. It’s pretty damned miserable. The port city of Brest is one queerelle the more-gritty cities of France, a place always associated mainly with two things: To ask other readers questions about Querelle of Brestplease sign up. It wasn’t even seven p. It’s just gneet faceless I’m stealing this line from Lanark “gaggle of sexuality”.

As a fan of the plays of Jean Genet, I started this novel with great enthusiasm however, after a point I found out that I was reading the same things again and again and it was too hard to follow the book for me.


Theo finally got Gil in by being murdered by him. I take in the psychotic humanly observations and will use them in my frame of reference for things that I think about a lot and pretend I don’t want to run back into his cell when I’m afraid I’ll never fit into the belonging world. May 30, Cameron rated it really liked jeqn. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Was it because of Genet’s tendency to ramble off on philosophical tangents that constantly interrupted the story line?

There was twin stuff too. Genet is a nihilist who writes without fury, geent rebel who remains one of those rare and insolent free spirits. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Nov 17, Emily rated it it was amazing. The status of who has the upper hand happens over gennet over.

Querelle of Brest by Jean Genet. The translation seemed a bit sti A dense maelstrom of the crude and the metaphysical.

Querelle of Brest

Does anyone auerelle if there is another English translation of Querelle besides the Gregory Streatham translation? This distance from the text is signaled almost immediately by the blatant artificiality of the setting.

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It is set in the midst of the port town of Brest, where sailors and the sea are associated with murder. There is some seductive imagery quereelle the book, much of it, obviously, homoerotic.

Genet’s most sardonic remarks always have about them the aura of the angelic: