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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I was amazed : each thing I said made him more withdrawn . Alarmed by such a
perfect transformation , I was determined to break the spell I had cast . I told him ,
with a bit more authority in my voice , as if such a patent absurdity would wake ...
Do you mean to say that there can be no such thing as good intentions unless we
forget life and its conditions ? ' ' I guess that's it . ' ' But , even for those who are
dying , life is all there is . ' ' Of course . But in spite of everything , it eludes them .
That wasn't likely : his cellmate had thought the same thing : while my brother
was talking - and later , interminably - he had tried , as anguished as he was , to
understand how anyone could do such a shocking thing . The one thing he
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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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