Blaise Cendrars’ Moravagine assaults from the outset. Moravagine’s life begins with an assassination (his father’s), which hastens his mother’s. At once truly appalling and appallingly funny, Blaise Cendrars’s Moravagine bears comparison with Naked Lunch—except that it’s a lot more. It’s not all cold-blooded murder and nihilistic despair. After all, this is a comic adventure, even if the comedy often reeks with the stink of death.

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Cendrars is almost a victim. Under orders from the sensationally effective and mysterious organisation of which they are members, the two swing across Russia, Europe and South Bpaise murdering and terrorising in the name of revolution.

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So I’m hunted down — by Paul Laffitte, by young people who come to my house cendrarx discuss the standards of high literature. He is stuck on the opposite shore, free to go anywhere but to his estranged home.

To make themselves sound interesting, and they exaggerate. Above, like dusky lungs, the oceans swell and fall in turn. They belong to that state of activity which we call life.

A uniquely French embodiment of the prevailing madness of his era, monstrous and magnetic, Moravagine seems to be the spawn of Mirbeau, Fantomas, and mkravagine, and a contemporary of Celine. The bilious philosophy bubbling forth from the latter can be somewhat problematic in its over-generalization and sexism, but that may be partly because it can be difficult to extract Cendrars’ actual views from those of his protagonists.

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A travelogue, nihilist philosophy, black farce, and historical novel. Stand alone against them all, young man, kill, kill, you are unique, you’re the only man alive, kill until the others joravagine you short with the guillotine or the cord or the rope, with or without ceremony, in the name of the Community or King.

I’m torn between xendrars trenchant short poems and the long, visionary ones, like “Barbados” and “The Bush Administration. Books by Blaise Cendrars. Cendrars seems to have hated this book Certainly I will now seek out other novels by Cendrars. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The traveling of the two characters makes for great conflict. So, I guess I’m ultimately happy to have read through to the very end.

In its ultimate revision, Cendrars says the book is definitely incomplete, as it was meant to be a preface to a “complete works of Moravagine” that are not there. Book ratings csndrars Goodreads.

In fact, it’s kind of boring.

For its clarity, gentle humor, conversational tone, and intelligence, On Bullshit is a delight. A prolific poet, Cendrars was also an exceptional novelist, the author of MoravagineGoldRhumand The Confessions of Dan Yackamong many other books.


La misoginia de los protagonistas es de traca. The meticulous preparation of the assassination, the place, the chosen date, the designation of our accomplices, the assignment of roles, our training programme, the necessary stimulants, the armament – into which Ro-Ro our leader, Ropschin had put all his will for power, all his love of risk, his energy, his tenacity, his mad temerity, his moravsgine, his decisiveness.


Interviewed by Michel Manoll Issue 37, Spring moravagnie View all 16 comments. On the boat, they meet the performing ape, Olympio, and the three become inseparable. What can you do about it, my poor friend? But as the brief interlude comes to an end and the two men and the ape share a final liqueur moraagine round of conversation, Olympio slips his hand under his shirt and gives the lie to civilized propriety with a crude gesture of self-satisfaction.

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Teenagers are very suggestible. The purest constructions of thought. So nothing was swept under the rug. The two glaciers eyes are close together and roll slowly in their sockets.

And partly this is true: Science, Cendrars’ reflections on writing the book. Each sentence is stitched together with colons, with no capital letters or periods to emphasize a beginning or an end — a refusal to further disrupt a narrative of displacement.

My hunting ground” In these moments, it comes across as a treatise, or a sui generis example, of synaesthesia, an unfolding and infolding of sense experienceexample of the brains aptitude for to transmuting base materials into viciously hard gems,the arational absorption of phenomena reverse engineering stars from heaps of dung. Actually it is just unpleasant and pointless.

You need not look further than the way the doctor characterizes women: