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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She wriggled about like a chicken under the knife, and her body was as taut as a
sail in the wind. Suddenly, at the open window, she let out a scream, and then a
string of half-articulated curses. She called Robert every name in the book.
It was the Mother Superior calling to warn me that my brother had taken a turn for
the worse; he was in such terrible pain that it was making him scream. He hadn't
asked for me, she said, but the doctor was on the way and Robert appeared to ...
Even our loudest screams meet with the same derision: those who hear them
soon grow tired of the anxiety they create and those who scream are amazed at
having done so. In the "same way our greatest misfortunes are usually
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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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PART TWO The Narrative Written by Charles C
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