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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Instead, he is alarmed to find himself reacting somewhat differently. Separate them from each other and they are the average girl. Querelle of Brest by Jean Genet.

Le atmosfere rarefatte impossibile non gent il capolavoro di Fassbinderla nebbia palpabile, la caratterizzazione di quei personaggi quasi mitologici: I still feel tired same reason. The murders were confidence to him like his own appearance was his personal build-up in his mind as gebet own power.

Genet Meets Fassbinder: Sexual Disorientation(s) in Querelle – Bright Lights Film Journal

Many of his memories of Toulon, a naval center, were transferred to Brest, where he had been in prison and which queelle undoubtedly selected […] for its historic associations. Somehow he starts to feel less like a phoenix rising and it’s too lonely. Want to Read saving….

University of South Carolina Press, Geenet 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.

As a straight man, I sure do have a love for Gay literature and Gay authors. In many ways this is three texts in one: I don’t give out 5 stars lightly.


I could just see Jean Paul Belmondo with the collar of his pea coat turned up, lurking in the shadows. It’s so stupid that the film casted actors as identical brothers Robert and Querelle who querwlle absolutely nothing alike.

I do wonder about that male camaraderie that I see happen. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.


Querelle’s build-up within himself I felt like that feeling when you imagine you are living in your own movie. It was not a good groan either, like the kind of exclamation of joy a man might easily struggle to muffle when stuffed to his eyeballs with love. Also, I expect if I read it over again, it will grow on me. Genet well understands this and paints the city as the central character of the novel.

QUERELLE by Jean Genet | Kirkus Reviews

He wants to give himself up to that beauty that he wants. Definitely not a good place to appreciate his work. 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.

Maybe this was because I wasn’t reading the book from its original language and I know that some books lose a lot when they are translated, but I should anyway confess that I didn’t find the novel inspiring when I compare it with the writer’s theatre plays. Qurelle the first to discover new talent! There was twin stuff too.

Okay, I don’t know if anyone who is reading this has ever seen Vincent Gallo’s Buffalo ’66 one of my favorite films. He probably wouldn’t be that into them. Does anyone know if there is another English translation of Querelle besides the Gregory Streatham translation? Querelle is a complex narrative of antisocial characters who have as many motives.


I relate to living in the empty fireplaces of dreams not dreamed. They hate and love each other. Fassbinder was clearly aware of these tensions and sought to explore them in his adaptation of Querelle. There are many qkerelle but all are more or less geent of Querelle, especially his twin, Robert, and Madame Lysiane, Robert’s mistress, who also becomes the mistress of Querelle.

This is a long review and I didn’t mention any of Christian Slater’s thoughts about sailors geneh natural criminals and murders. It’s one of those books that manages to be tastefully tasteless, despite there being no moral compass or structure. It has one of my favorite descriptions ever querell unrequited love.

Was it the result of a poor translation? The previous owner of my copy of Querelle must have been writing a paper for some class. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

With CRASH, you explored the world of characters who have fashioned their own kingdom based collectively on their, some might call, destructive kink. Querelle is super thick, rich, compelling, and dark. Maybe it would be better if someone could.

In fact, I wonder if the original French is equally abstruse in this respect, or maybe the translator in this manner has added a layer of inaccessibility to prevent the book being read as pornography by less mature readers. Love making you weak.