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by Robert Irwin

  • Author: Robert Irwin
  • ISBN: 067944274X
  • ISBN13: 978-0679442745
  • ePub: 1738 kb | FB2: 1357 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Pantheon (March 25, 1997)
  • Pages: 235
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 395
  • Format: lrf doc lit mobi
Exquisite Corpse: A Novel ** ePub download

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Exquisite Corpse is a horror novel by American writer Poppy Z. Brite. The protagonist of the story is Andrew Compton, an English convicted homosexual serial killer, cannibal and necrophiliac. Brite has described it as "a necrophilic, cannibalistic, serial killer love story that explores the seamy politics of victimhood and disease. The novel unfolds in alternating chapters from the points of view of the four main characters.

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The story opens in 1930s England, where Caspar, an ardent devotee of surrealism, leads a happily bohemian life.

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Exquisite Corpse" is the third horror novel by Poppy Z. A convicted serial killer (based on real life psychopath Dennis Nilsen) leaves his prison cell as a dead man and rises again to build a new life. His journey takes him to New Orleans' French Quarter- to the decadent bars and frivolous boys that haunt the luscious dark corners of a town brought up on Voodoo and the dark arts.

Set in London, Paris, and Munich in the 1940s and 1950s, Exquisite Corpse is, like Irwin’s cult classic, The Arabian Nightmare, a novel about the strange and ever-morphing powers of the imagination. At once a love story, a mystery, and an investigation into the ideas of absurdist art, "Irwin's novel about English surrealism is funny and profound and hugely satisfying" (A. S. Byatt, Sunday Times).

Robert Graham Irwin (born 23 August 1946) is a British historian, novelist, and writer on Arabic literature. His thesis was on the Mamluk reconquest of the Crusader states, but he failed to complete it. During his studies, he converted to Islam and spent some time in a dervish monastery in Algeria.

The obsession of a British surrealist with his muse, as the world teeters on the brink of WW II, furnishes the psychodrama in Irwin's (The Mysteries of Algiers, 1988, et. latest, but solid historical detail only adds lead to a tale already heavy with introspection

The obsession of a British surrealist with his muse, as the world teeters on the brink of WW II, furnishes the psychodrama in Irwin's (The Mysteries of Algiers, 1988, et. latest, but solid historical detail only adds lead to a tale already heavy with introspection.

Caspar is a mildly promising surrealist painter living in 1930s London, who secretly longs for the ordinary. He meets Caroline who seems ordinary enough until she vanishes. Caspar's obsessive quest to find her leads him into a more surreal landscape than any he could imagine. The dazzling interplay of fiction and fact-within-fiction is at the heart of this wondrous work of imagination from one of the most intriguing writers at work today.
Freighton
The best book, one of my favorites based off the true life charming Dadaist group of the 1920,s. This book will make you wish you were one of them, like Ken keseys merry pranksters in the electric coolaid acid test.
Wizer
Irwin's Exquisite Corpse captures the spirit and verve of the Surrealist Revolution more comprehensively than any since Artaud or Lautremont. Those well-versed in Surrealist literature will not only appreciate the nudges, winks, and deftly dropped names, but also appreciate the taste of Surrealism in the 30s as tensions within the camp as well as with former allies such as the Trotskyists, French Communists, and Psychoanalysts are represented within the narrative. As a piece of historical fiction the power of this novel lies in Irwin's ability to take the constellation of events and tensions within Surrealism and with the world at large and internalize them in the character of Caspar. Those unfamiliar with Surrealism or the period may need to do some homework before approaching the novel, though. However, the extra work will be well worth the effort.
Dawncrusher
This is my favourite book, but i dont expect it to be great for everyone. You need to be in a certain mind set for it, although it's not incomrehendable. If you like surrealism, or odd love srories, you'll most likely enjoy this book. Although Casper is a surrealist, he is not annoying and does not dwell on boring topics. The book is not depressing either. The last chapter is also on of the best. I recomend this book to everyone whose favourite movie is Harold and Maude BTW (as is mine)
Olma
I think most people will have an extreme reaction to this book. You will really like it; you will really dislike it; or you will be really confused as to whether or not you like it. With a story that can evoke such strongly varied reactions, it is worthy of praise no matter what the result.
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