The Sexual Night (The French List)

By: Quignard, Pascal

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In The Sexual Night, renowned French writer and critic Pascal Quignard meditates on a remarkable collection of illustrations of sexual imagery. He moves from the annals of global art to ancient and modern, from Bosch and D rer to Rembrandt and Tintoretto, from Caspar David Friedrich and Caravaggio to Bacon and Jean Rustin. The meditations are wonderfully woven together, presenting a reflection on the sexual image that psychoanalysis calls "the primal scene"--a concept introduced by Freud as the first sexual scene witnessed by a child; a scene that is unexplained, unforgettable, and ultimately haunting.

Throughout the course of twenty-seven chapters that draw on the mythological and artistic resources of Western and Far Eastern culture--including the tragic love of Dido and Aeneas; the scandalous figure of Mary Magdalene; Lascaux and Golgotha; voyeurism and melancholy; Saint Augustine and Freud--the book is a disquisition on vision, temporality, generation, and creation in all its forms. Forty-eight brilliant and sensual color images accompany the text, as Quignard questions the origin of our being and explains the unexplainable, while noted translator Chris Turner lends a crisp voice to the entire collection.

Title: The Sexual Night (The French List)

Author Name: Quignard, Pascal

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Seagull Books: 2015-01-15

ISBN Number: 0857422065

ISBN Number 13: 9780857422064

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: VeryGood

Seller ID: M0857422065Z2