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The Necrophiliac - Gabrielle Wittkop
The Necrophiliac
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Translated for the first time into English, this masterpiece of French literature is striking, not only for its astonishing subject matter but for the poetic beauty of the late author’s subtle, intricate prose. As the haunting protagonist Lucien grapples with a taboo desire, the novel goes far... show more
Translated for the first time into English, this masterpiece of French literature is striking, not only for its astonishing subject matter but for the poetic beauty of the late author’s subtle, intricate prose. As the haunting protagonist Lucien grapples with a taboo desire, the novel goes far beyond mere gothic horror to explore the melancholy in the loneliest depths of the human condition, forcing readers to confront their own mortality with an unprecedented intimacy. The Necrophiliac has become a cult classic in the 40 years since its original publication, one that is especially intriguing due to the insight it lends into the author's fascinatingly reclusive mind.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781550229431 (1550229435)
ASIN: 1550229435
Publisher: ECW Press
Pages no: 92
Edition language: English
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4.5 Review: The Necrophiliac by Gabrielle Wittkop
This is probably one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read. I was in awe of the artistry of it. That said, I still haven't decided if I can get past the topic and really endorse it to anyone. What's magnificent about this book is how it completely pulls you in to the world of the main...
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4.0 The Necrophiliac
Repulsed, entranced, sick to my stomach, caressed, and more, all at the same time. I can't think of another book that has messed with my brain and my other insides more. I was thoroughly disgusted and couldn't put it down.
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