'Les Onze mille verges', livre secret, livre ouvert

Read, Peter (2004) 'Les Onze mille verges', livre secret, livre ouvert. In: Beránková, Eva, ed. Apollinaire à livre ouvert. Université Charles, Prague, pp. 163-177. ISBN 80 7308 065 6. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

A study of Apollinaire's 1906 pornographic novel 'Les Onze mille verges', his first published book, showing how the book's genre, its extreme and graphic subject matter and under-the-counter distribution were used by Apollinaire to keep readers at bay, then to dazzle us with tales of sex and violence. Under the mask of pornography and black humour, he wrote a privately coded angry and confessional text on his own upbringing and identity. For these reasons, the novel forms a dark diptych with his other rebel text, 'L'Enchanteur pourrissant'.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Peter Read
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2008 18:21
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:21
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5712 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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