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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Manhood: A Journey from Childhood Into the Fierce Order of Virility – Michel Leiris – Google Books

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Thus the syndrome is one of self-disgust and self- defensiveness, existing in a dream world eroticism, neither exalted nor tragic. One of his major interests is the history of psychiatry: Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.


HHS Contributor February 24, Manhood by Michel Leiris. I have just reached the age of 34, life’s midpoint.

It would be mahnood for me to perform the sexual act if I felt it to be anything but sterile and alien to the human instinct of reproduction. Ships from and sold by Amazon.

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His stylized neutral and detached tone now seem, in a way unnaturaltoo — and, of manyood, are just a different sort of pose and presentation. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Thereza Nardelli rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Anyway, the author’s representative of that current cultural complex, sex-in-the-head; as he admits “”nothing seems more like a whorehouse to me than a museum””.

He is also a translator and published more than translations from the French. References to this book J.


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

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