L' Abbé C
Penguin Books, Limited, Jun 7, 2012 - 144 pages
L'Abb is a shocking, unnerving 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'Abb '. When the sexually wild Eponine intrudes upon their suffocating relationship, anguish, delirium, and death ensue. Charged with sensuality and a heightened, dreamlike atmosphere, this novel portrays the darkest and most profound aspects of human experience. Translated by Philip A. Facey 'Bataille speaks about man's condition, not his nature. Bataille has survived the death of God.'Jean-Paul Sartre 'A psychological novel in which the emotions of the characters determine the movement of the story from beginning to end. The translation is remarkable.' The New York Times Book Review
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