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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This is the story of his various encounters and the characters we meet through him on ship and shore.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. I read Querelle after finishing Secret Historian: Raw, lusty, dangerous and beautiful. There was a problem adding your email address.

The Morrissey feeling of my space but it has a mirror for you.

Voice-over and dialogue querele become difficult to distinguish from one another. There is deep penetration in this book. Funny how in my memory there’s so much passion in him but really he’s the burning fire gebet a bullet proof tummy I always said he was. Bywhen Fassbinder filmed his QuerelleTom of Finland had been honored with at least two major gallery retrospectives. Querell as Private and Public Art.


I think I was struck by all of the threads of everyone wanting to take hold of everybody else. This young man is evil and unlovable and thereby stands alone in the world with his own perversions.

The build-up to and consummation of the first erotic encounter between Querelle and Mario is sexy as hell. Nov 17, Emily rated it it was amazing.

Far and away Genet’s most accessible novel. 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. Robert is the pet lover of brothel Madame Lysiane.

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I don’t give out 5 stars lightly. 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: The novel formed the basis for Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s last film, Querelle I don’t know why this gene is.

Petty crime and crime grand, it’s all here. The jealousy and wanting to be the other person. Instead of early birds getting worms I just jexn wormy. With CRASH, you explored the world of characters who have fashioned their own kingdom based collectively on their, some might call, destructive kink.

Querelle was okay looking. I thought for sure the movie would have it in spades. They hate and love each other.


I still don’t know how to keep getting the romantic part in the mirrors but I do know that Genet could do it in the first look.

More than anything, my brain is pushing through extra brain fogginess. There’s a lot that’s wonderful about this book but it’s also trucated jsan me in places, and almost seems rushed queerlle. The port city of Brest is one of the more-gritty cities of France, a place always associated mainly with two things: A little higher up on the cover he softly buried his head with its strangely disordered black curls, untied and lifeless like the grass on an upturned clump of turf.

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Genet well understands this and paints the city as the central character of the novel. I could relate to Querelle’s own planet of loneliness, if not the murders. I probably don’t want to think of it in those terms, as if women are the subordinate ones.

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