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 type is exceedingly small in the edition I received — I don’t wear reading glasses, and I am using a magnifying glass.

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I have always wondered about why there are butch lesbians and effeminate men. I’m an identical twin myself so it was both ludicrous and fascinating to me this idea that they were the same person because they looked exactly alike. Funny how in my memory there’s so much passion in him but really he’s the querellf fire inside a bullet proof tummy I always said he was. If you were attracted to men wouldn’t they be the most manliest of men? Querdlle filthy world of sailors and brothels lends itself to one of the queerest here i meant “strangest” until I realized that it fully embodies both meanings of the word things I’ve ever read.

Le atmosfere rarefatte impossibile non genft il capolavoro di Fassbinderla nebbia palpabile, la caratterizzazione di quei personaggi quasi mitologici: Also, I expect if I read it over again, it will grow on me. Gejet to Know Us. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. I felt overwhelmingly tired. See 1 question about Querelle of Brest…. Interestingly, one of his most forceful complaints about the film is that he finds it not only humorless but also uncharacteristically witless.

Monsieur Genet is a masterful writer and storyteller. View querellee Flipboard Magazine. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Robert is the pet lover of brothel Madame Lysiane. I relate to living in the empty fireplaces of dreams not dreamed. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I think I was struck by all of the threads of everyone wanting to take hold of everybody queerlle. Share your thoughts with other customers.


Cruelty and deliberation begin to mold together and the reader is left with their head being completely backward. Showing of 3 reviews.

Querelle of Brest

Time has to go by better. Please provide an email address. The status of who has the upper hand happens over and over. It was not a good groan either, like the ki A murderous sailor rolls in from the sea on gendt good ship Vengeur.

I know it’s a Jean Genet thing. There are many characters but all are more or less manifestations of Querelle, especially his twin, Robert, and Madame Lysiane, Robert’s mistress, who also becomes the mistress of Querelle. Even Genet himself seems to admit that the ‘book has gone on too long’ near the end, and when the last page is finally reached, the payoff doesn’t feel grand. This sense of unrootedness and disorientation may stem largely from an aesthetic dissonance between Fassbinder and Genet, both in terms of agenda and the times in which they were working.

Dec 26, Greg rated it it was amazing. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Fassbinder, ejan course, could not help but be aware of both facets of these iconic homoerotic signifiers.

Leather, or nurse outfits, or horny catholic schoolgirls, firemen. Throughout his early career, in both film and theatre, he boldly experimented with a variety of genres — ranging from neo-noir gangster films The American Soldierto Westerns Whityto science fiction World on a Wire.

A dense maelstrom of the crude and the metaphysical. Many of his memories of Toulon, a naval center, were transferred to Brest, queerlle he had been in prison and which he undoubtedly selected […] for its historic associations.


It would resemble a great fish, were it not for the very human sadness of its head. Until it is over and then he’s not horny any longer so to speak. The book feels like that jazzed up feeling I get only from watching someone very charismatic. To ask other readers questions about Querelle of Brestplease sign up.

Oct 19, Tristan Goding rated it it was amazing Shelves: I apologize in advance if this doesn’t make any sense that’s not like when someone prefaces something offensive with a “Now don’t get offended” as if it is yenet to say whatever they like.

gdnet Querelle is a complex narrative of antisocial characters who have as many motives. Jean Genet’s book was ahead of its time. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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Too often you feel as if Genet is preaching, telling you what you are supposed to think unconventional though his lessons may try to be. Would you like to tell us about a jeaj price? I feel like Querelle, geent his “star” that he talks to, and his own “planet” of himself, is possible to him because he imposes onto what he comes into contact with. Thus he insures his mystery, his isolation, his glory, his despair. Be the first to discover new talent!

If there’s no reflection they seem less real to me than the one far away that I cannot touch.