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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Will rated it it was amazing Jul 07, Preview — Manhood by Michel Leiris. He won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in for Untitled Subjects. Please try again later. I am too tired of Leiris’ sexually charged self-analysis to say much here. Please note that these peiris solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the leigis reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.

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Manhood: A Journey from Childhood into the Fierce Order of Virility by Michel Leiris

Laurent rated it it was amazing Feb 04, Bmxam rated it it was amazing Jan 11, He Illustrates the obstructive mutation of humanity through their abstract interpretations.

Afther his exit of the surrealist group, he teamed Georges Bataille in the magazine Documents. Tomaszszsz rated it really liked it Nov 14, This infantile fear represents a certain renunciation of the maternal object, but also an irreversible loss: These materials make a convincing argument that Leiris identified himself with a mythological character.

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. His stylized neutral and detached tone now seem, in a way unnaturaltoo lejris and, of course, are just a different sort of pose and presentation. By clicking on “Submit” leirris agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Leiris saw in this diptych a kind of crystallization of his obsessions: To ask other readers questions about Manhoodplease sign up. Still the book’s raison d’etre, its sincerity, is slightly over-serious and sometimes suspect; to paraphrase Gide: University of Chicago Press. His work in intellectual history focuses on epistolary material, above all, letters between scientists involved in scholarly networks. Amazon Leris Food delivery from local restaurants. He even envisions himself as a sort of Holofernes.


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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Dec 20, Antipenultimate rated it really liked it. The Autobiographer as Torero. It would be impossible for me to perform the sexual act if I felt it to be anything but sterile and alien to the human instinct of reproduction.