[Le Livre blanc] E–pub ¸ Jean Cocteau

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Free read ↠ Le Livre blanc ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Free read Le Livre blanc Ok except in so far as he allowed it to appear in the 'authorized' bibliography drawn up in connection with h. A brilliant little book Anger love violence and longing A complete contrast to modern romantic gay fiction and despite it never being formally acknowledged by Cocteau unmistakeably him

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Free read ↠ Le Livre blanc ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Free read Le Livre blanc Le Livre Blanc attributed to Jean Cocteau has a twofold interest first because of its appeal to bibliophiles. Actually 25 starsJean Cocteau 1889 1963 the fabulously multi talented writer artist and film maker never officially recognized Le livre blanc as his work he said he didn t want to upset his mother but to anyone familiar with his poetics it is clearly his He was concerned about his mother s humor because the topic of this book is growing up and living as a homosexual man At the time the nicest word used to describe homosexuals was invertis inverts homosexuality was not illegal in France though inverts were strongly discriminated against whereas it was still actively prosecuted in the lovely anglo saxon world The first person narrator begins with his childhood recounting a few unmistakable signs of his tendencies to inversion When puberty arrives the jig is well and truly up I m not sure if French classrooms were uite so wild but according to the narrator The classroom smelt of gas chalk and sperm He falls in love with a physically mature boy named Dargelos a name readers of Cocteau will recognize and whose description will also be recognized by those familiar with Cocteau s drawings However in this book Dargelos dies in conseuence of a foolish swim in an icy Seine In a sensitive flexible prose Cocteau takes us through the life of a boy who cannot understand himself because he is unspeakable he is presented with gargoylish images of himself if the matter is even permitted to be brought up Though this side of the matter is largely passed over in this book How many such stories do we already know Speaking for myself probably hundreds But the narrator s story is just a bit complicated than the standard gay coming of age story For example he tries a mistress Jeanne who was simultaneously being kept by a wealthy Armenian who knew about the narrator s relationship with Jeanne and whom the narrator caught in bed with another woman Also he freuents another prostitute for appearances but is being shagged by her pimp It gets even complicatedAfter the boy became a young man there was apparently no limit to the opportunities for gay sex particularly for a young man with money the problem was finding love Whether due to fate or bad luck the narrator was doomed But in one encounter he met a Dargelos like sailor by whom he was absolutely smitten and evidently so was the sailor by him After a passionate night the narrator walks away mumbling some nonsense to himself and never returns to his sobbing sailor At this point at the latest it became clear to me that this story is less of a tale about a gay human being and of an anthropological study of all the ways a young rich gay stereotype can get into trouble The story told in this book is melodramatic since it is told uickly and is full of what would appear to me as rather extreme situations but it is entertaining However it seems to suggest that inverts must move from sexual encounter to sexual encounter and remain unhappy and unfulfilled And then he turns to God Ah but the Abb he turns to for spiritual guidance and with whom he exchanges elevated words brings his thoughts to less spiritual matters After a treacherous lover dies from a drug addiction and the brother of his new fianc e the narrator is having an affair with the brother shoots himself after a confrontation the narrator considers withdrawing to a life of meditation in a monastery Except that the young monk who takes him to the abbott reminds him of Dargelos So the narrator departs and withdraws from this society Where to No idea The narrator concludes with noble words which ring very hollow in my earsSo Cocteau s gay man is in the end a pretentious aesthete who is constantly in heat Still that is much better than Proust s horrible manipulative pervert Charlus The story is entertaining but it isn t much of a white paper Don t worry Cocteau wrote much better books than this I recall the wonderful film Z ro de conduite by Jean Vigo set at a time not much later than this book so perhaps they really were that wild No that film was liberationist fantasy of course the Vichy government banned the movie If you haven t seen it try to find it I love it And La guerre des boutons too This is the only book of Cocteau in which Dargelos dies

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    Jean Cocteau ↠ 0 Review Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Jean Cocteau [Le Livre blanc] E–pub ¸ Jean Cocteau Man it's a good thing that there aren't homosexual males today who are shamed by society and emotionally battered by jocko bible beating dads preachers politicians and education systems into disingenuous heterosexual marriages with women they could never truly love often driving them to live self hatred inducing

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    [Le Livre blanc] E–pub ¸ Jean Cocteau Actually 25 starsJean Cocteau 1889 1963 the fabulously multi talented writer artist and film maker never officially recognized Le l

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    [Le Livre blanc] E–pub ¸ Jean Cocteau Jean Cocteau ↠ 0 Review Free read Le Livre blanc I will say that this is not a perfect book but a book which I am glad and changed because I have read it While it is perhaps overly simplistic melodramatic and perhaps not comprehensive enough in it's characters it is a book which s

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    Free read Le Livre blanc [Le Livre blanc] E–pub ¸ Jean Cocteau Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Jean Cocteau I love Cocteau his movies his writing and his hot doodles of naked men

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    Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Jean Cocteau [Le Livre blanc] E–pub ¸ Jean Cocteau Jean Cocteau ↠ 0 Review But I'm not willing just to be tolerated That wounds my love of love and of liberty”

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    [Le Livre blanc] E–pub ¸ Jean Cocteau The arched bodies are riveted together at the sex; grave profiles cast thoughtful downward glances turn less uickly than th

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    [Le Livre blanc] E–pub ¸ Jean Cocteau elegant formal solutions and formidable expressive conciseness as with other works I do not find really exciting his emphasis on an almost dreamlike lightness that brings with it a lot of common sense an almost prefabricated sense of things I wish l loved him

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    Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Jean Cocteau Jean Cocteau ↠ 0 Review [Le Livre blanc] E–pub ¸ Jean Cocteau The anonymity provokes a tragic honestly The words dance across every last page charming the reader the whole way through

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    [Le Livre blanc] E–pub ¸ Jean Cocteau Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Jean Cocteau Free read Le Livre blanc A brilliant little book Anger love violence and longing A complete contrast to modern romantic gay fiction and despite it never being formally acknowledged by Cocteau unmistakeably him

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    Free read Le Livre blanc Jean Cocteau ↠ 0 Review Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Jean Cocteau Jean Cocteau's Le Livre Blanc is a very interesting book one which he denied authorship of for uite a while I know Cocteau for his surreal films how he could transform the beautiful into the bizarre so easily His writing in Le Livre Blanc is so well crafted that you forget that this is technically kind of an erotic book When fatality appears in disguise it gives us an illusion of freedom and in the end always leads us into the sam

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  • Paperback
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  • Le Livre blanc
  • Jean Cocteau
  • English
  • 12 February 2020
  • 9780872862388