I have just reached the age of 34, life’s midpoint. “” So commences Frenchman Michel Leiris’ odd-ball autobiography, an elegant example of existential. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Manhood by Michel Leiris. “Not only one of the frankest of autobiographies, but also a brilliantly written book, Leiris’ Manhood mingles memories, philosophic reflections, sexual revelation.

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Manhood: A Journey from Childhood into the Fierce Order of Virility, Leiris, Howard

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Yet, as he admits because he admits to practically everything in his effort to be as open as possible: Published June 15th by University of Chicago Press first published Hollier also presents a previously unpublished letter written by Leiris to his wife, dated May 30 th Preview — Manhood by Michel Leiris.

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Volker Rivinius rated it liked leirix May 08, It would be almost impossible for me to say at what moments, even when I was very young, I was really naturalat what moments I was playing a part not, in truth, out of deliberate hypocrisy for, quite often, Kanhood was my own dupe but from an instinctive need to magnify myself in the eyes of others or in my own.

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mnhood Dec 20, Antipenultimate rated it really liked it. A must read if you’re obsessed with analysing your “self”, your love life, or just enjoy a masterful autobiography. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The Loves of Holofernes. Malacqua rated it it was ok Oct 07, It is unfortunate, however, that the editors chose not to present more context about the appropriation of psychoanalysis by writers of this generation, and that they even forgot to list Borel in their index.

What was fascinating and excellent was the use of the paintings of two women to contrast the differences in female sexuality. He merely suffers, remembers, presents, and in a way exercises.

The Holofernes Complex: a new edition of Michel Leiris’ ‘Manhood’

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Orthofer12 July The author’s intellect is on ravaging display throughout–but so is his sexism, his narcissism, his fascination with really fucked up female archetypes and the romance of self-annihilation. Buy the selected items together This item: Showing of 2 reviews.

The Holofernes Complex: a new edition of Michel Leiris’ ‘Manhood’ – History of The Human Sciences

One of his major interests is the history of psychiatry: While Leiris was at the very beginning of his scientific career in the s, it is obvious that he drew on two disciplinary genres in order to breathe new life into confessional writing: English translation Original Language: A remarkable book this one. What was fascinating and excellent was the use Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Although I’m not a huge fan of philosophy, Manhood is a page turner. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Marine Raf rated it really liked it Nov 11, Richard Howard was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 13, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bmxam rated it it was amazing Jan 11, Customers who bought this item also bought.

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