L'abbé C: A Novel
M. Boyars, 1983 - 158 páginas
Told in a series of first-person accounts, L"'Abbe C" is a startling narrative about the intense and terrifying relationship between twin brothers. Charles is a modern libertine, dedicated to vice and depravity, while Robert is a priest so devout that he is nicknamed L'Abbe'. When the sexually wild Eponine intrudes upon their suffocating relationship, anguish, delirium, and death ensue. Other works by Georges Bataille published by Marion Boyars include "Blue of Noon" and "My Mother Madame Edwarda and the Dead Man.
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His status as a priest gave him the power to deceive not other people but himself:
it was impossible for anyone who wasn't labouring under some kind of illusion to
have such joie de vivre, to be always on the go, preaching the triumph of virtue ...
But my brother wouldn't survive the joy she wanted to give him. That joy, which
was even stronger than that which Eponine brought to me, would, I thought, be all
that was necessary to complete the destruction of the priest. I ended up sitting ...
"You know, Monsieur,' my brother said to him, "that I am a priest, or rather, that I
was a priest; today I am dying. The illness from which I'm dying, the torture Fve
endured and the mental anguish that I suffer when I think of my crimes 156.
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This is the story of twin brothers, Robert, a pius priest, and Charles, a depraved libertine, who despite their character differences remain close. Both are attracted to a "loose" woman, Eponine, with ... Leer comentario completo
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