The Perpetual Orgy

The Perpetual Orgy

The Perpetual Orgy is Mario Vargas Llosa's first nonfiction book to appear in English. Abrilliant analysis of Flaubert's Madame Bovary, The Perpetual Orgy ...

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429922354

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The Perpetual Orgy is Mario Vargas Llosa's brilliant analysis of Gustav Flaubert's masterpiece Madame Bovary. In this remarkable book, "we not only enjoy a dazzling explication, but experience a master discoursing at the top of his form on the craft of the novel" (Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe). It is a tribute to The Perpetual Orgy that it sends the reader back to Flaubert's work with renewed interest.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Imaginary Existences

Imaginary Existences

In this ubiquitous and perpetual 'orgy', it is for- ever, in Iago's words (when in his mind he is intruding into the primal scene), 'even now, now, ...

Author: Ignes Sodre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317644699

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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Imaginary Existences: A psychoanalytic exploration of phantasy, fiction, dreams and daydreams interweaves scholarly psychoanalytic knowledge and extensive clinical experience with insights derived from close readings of great literature in a uniquely imaginative and creative manner, convincingly demonstrating how these two ways of thinking – psychoanalysis and literary criticism – organically relate to each other. This is simultaneously a psychoanalytic book and a book about literature, illuminating the imaginative possibilities present within both the psychoanalytic encounter and the act of reading fiction. Scholarly and well researched, the psychoanalytic ideas presented have their basis in the work of Freud and Klein and some of their followers; the extensive and innovative writing about the great authors in Western literature is equally scholarly and lucent. Here, Ignês Sodré explores creativity itself and, specifically, the impediments to creative thinking: defences, mostly narcissistic, against dependency, guilt and loss, and the mis-use of imagination to deny reality. In her studies of the characters created by authors such as George Eliot, Cervantes, Flaubert, Thomas Mann, Proust and Shakespeare, Sodré examines the way great writers create characters who mis-use their imagination, twisting reality into romantic daydreams or sado-masochistic enactments, which petrify experience and freeze the fluidity of thought. Her clinical studies continue and expand this theme, broadening the field and lending verification and weight to the arguments. These two poles of Sodré’s thinking – psychoanalysis and literature – interact seamlessly in Imaginary Existences; the two disciplines work together, each an intimate part of a learned exploration of the human condition: our desires, our fears and our delusions. This convergence pays tribute to the great depth of the fictional work being studied and to the psychological validity of the psychoanalytic ideas. This book will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychologists, psychotherapists, literary critics, and those interested in literature and literary criticism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Perpetual Orgy

The Perpetual Orgy

Critical analysis of Flaubert's Madame Bovary.

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

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ISBN: 0571145507

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Page: 239

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Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide

Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide

The Perpetual Orgy is a book-length musing about>> Flaubert's Madame Bovary, part literary criticism, part reconstruction, partanthology– it is magic ...

Author: Nick Rennison

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408113981

Category: Reference

Page: 544

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Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some the best literature to grace our shelves. This greatly expanded edition includes the latest contemporary authors and landmark novels, an expanded non-fiction section, a timeline setting historical events against literary milestones, prize-winner and book club lists. An accessible and easy-to-read guide that no serious book lover should be without. "The essential guide to the wild uncharted world of contemporary and 20th century writing." Robert McCrum, The Observer
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A Companion to Mario Vargas Llosa

A Companion to Mario Vargas Llosa

42 Mario Vargas Llosa, The Perpetual Orgy. Flaubert and 'Madame Bovary', trans. Helen Lane (London: Faber and Faber, 1987), pp. 11–12.

Author: Sabine Köllmann

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781855662698

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

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This Companion offers an overview and assessment of Mario Vargas Llosa's large body of work, tracing his development as a writer and intellectual in his essays, critical studies, journalism, and theatrical works, but above all in his novels.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa

... it was also a capacity to consume literature as that orgía perpetua (perpetual orgy) described by their grandson and greatgrandson (Mario Vargas Llosa), ...

Author: Raymond Leslie Williams

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292767379

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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Awarded the Nobel Prize in 2010 at the age of seventy-four, Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa has held pivotal roles in the evolution and revolutions of modern Latin American literature. Perhaps surprisingly, no complete history of Vargas Llosa's works, placed in biographical and historical context, has been published—until now. A masterwork from one of America's most revered scholars of Latin American fiction, Mario Vargas Llosa: A Life of Writing provides a critical overview of Vargas Llosa's numerous novels while reinvigorating debates regarding conventional interpretations of the work. Weaving analysis with discussions of the writer's political commentary, Raymond Leslie Williams traces the author's youthful identity as a leftist student of the 1960s to a repudiation of some of his earlier ideas beginning in the 1980s. Providing a unique perspective on the complexity, nuance, and scope of Vargas Llosa's lauded early novels and on his passionate support of indigenous populations in his homeland, Williams then turns his eye to the recent works, which serve as a bridge between the legacies of the Boom and the diverse array of contemporary Latin American fiction writers at work today. In addition, Williams provides a detailed description of Vargas Llosa's traumatic childhood and its impact on him—seen particularly in his lifelong disdain for authority figures—as well as of the authors who influenced his approach, from Faulkner to Flaubert. Culminating in reflections drawn from Williams's formal interviews and casual conversations with the author at key phases of both men's careers, this is a landmark publication that will spark new lines of inquiry into an intricate body of work.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Character

Character

Mario Vargas Llosa, The Perpetual Orgy: Flaubert and Madame Bovary (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1987), 7. For an account of reader fascination with ...

Author: Amanda Anderson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226658834

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Over the last few decades, character-based criticism has been seen as either naive or obsolete. But now questions of character are attracting renewed interest. Making the case for a broad-based revision of our understanding of character, Character rethinks these questions from the ground up. Is it really necessary to remind literary critics that characters are made up of words? Must we forbid identification with characters? Does character-discussion force critics to embrace humanism and outmoded theories of the subject? Across three chapters, leading scholars Amanda Anderson, Rita Felski, and Toril Moi reimagine and renew literary studies by engaging in a conversation about character. Moi returns to the fundamental theoretical assumptions that convinced literary scholars to stop doing character-criticism, and shows that they cannot hold. Felski turns to the question of identification and draws out its diverse strands, as well as its persistence in academic criticism. Anderson shows that character-criticism illuminates both the moral life of characters, and our understanding of literary form. In offering new perspectives on the question of fictional character, this thought-provoking book makes an important intervention in literary studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Hooked

Hooked

(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011). 15. Or perhaps I am speaking only of myself here. 16. Mario Vargas Llosa, The Perpetual Orgy: Flaubert ...

Author: Rita Felski

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226729770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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How does a novel entice or enlist us? How does a song surprise or seduce us? Why do we bristle when a friend belittles a book we love, or fall into a funk when a favored TV series comes to an end? What characterizes the aesthetic experiences of feeling captivated by works of art? In Hooked, Rita Felski challenges the ethos of critical aloofness that is a part of modern intellectuals’ self-image. The result is sure to be as widely read as Felski’s book, The Limits of Critique. Wresting the language of affinity away from accusations of sticky sentiment and manipulative marketing, Felski argues that “being hooked” is as fundamental to the appreciation of high art as to the enjoyment of popular culture. Hooked zeroes in on three attachment devices that connect audiences to works of art: identification, attunement, and interpretation. Drawing on examples from literature, film, music, and painting—from Joni Mitchell to Matisse, from Thomas Bernhard to Thelma and Louise—Felski brings the language of attachment into the academy. Hooked returns us to the fundamentals of aesthetic experience, showing that the social meanings of artworks are generated not just by critics, but also by the responses of captivated audiences.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Mario Vargas Llosa

The Cambridge Companion to Mario Vargas Llosa

... 195–6, 197, 221 The Perpetual Orgy: Flaubert and Madame Bovary, xv, 36, 160, 222, 223 The Real Life ofAlejandro Mayta, viii, xv, 16, 21, 88–100, 232.

Author: Efrain Kristal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521864244

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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Analyses Vargas Llosa's career as a writer and as an important cultural and political figure in Latin America and beyond.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Anthony asks him what “perpetual orgy” means and seems impressed when Mr. Castro tells him “endless pleasure.” As Mr. Castro continues to share his stories, ...

Author: Jonathan Kozol

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780770436650

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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The author of Savage Inequalities, a New York Times best-seller, and Rachel and Her Children, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, tells the stories of a handful of children who have--through the love and support of their families and dedicated community leaders--not yet lost their battle with the perils of life in America's most hopeless, helpless, and dangerous neighborhoods.
Categories: Social Science

The New Literacy

The New Literacy

Mario Vargas Llosa, The Perpetual Orgy (1986) Reading is a basic life skill. It is a cornerstone for a child's success in school and, indeed, ...

Author: John Willinsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351235921

Category: Education

Page: 294

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Originally published in 1990. This book examines the innovative programs that changed the way reading and writing was taught during the previous ten years. Both teacher and critic of the New Literacy programs, the author gives a perspective that allows educators, parents, and other readers to assess the promise of these programs. Examining the work of educators from the USA, UK and Canada, he compares programs from first grade to college that foster a new level of literate engagement and voice in students while creating a less authoritative place in which to learn. The book opens up wider debate about literacy in a society concerned with shifting authority from text and teacher to student.
Categories: Education

Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics

Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics

... there is Flaubert, admired from earlyon by the young novelist for his“works that are rigorously and symmetrically constructed” (The Perpetual Orgy 10).

Author: Juan E. De Castro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230113596

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

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Mario Vargas Llosa is a heterogeneous writer whose positions have often not been consistent from novel to novel, between his fictional and nonfictional work, between his literary and political commentary, and as his political commentary has proceeded over the decades. This analysis of his work reveals his insights into socio-political matters.
Categories: Political Science

Jason Brooks

Jason Brooks

Perhaps best known for hyper realistic portraits of subjects from Kate Moss to the heavily tattooed Mr. X and Zoe which take the process of portraiture beyond the photographic medium, Jason Brooks rose to prominence in the early 1990s with ...

Author: Michael Bracewell

Publisher: Black Dog Press

ISBN: 1910433551

Category: Art

Page: 165

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Perhaps best known for hyper realistic portraits of subjects from Kate Moss to the heavily tattooed Mr. X and Zoe which take the process of portraiture beyond the photographic medium, Jason Brooks rose to prominence in the early 1990s with a generation of British artists who enjoyed wide international acclaim. In these and his recent work exploring old masterpieces and anonymous found paintings, Brooks demonstrates his interest in affirming the faith that painters retain in the medium of painting. Ranging from his iconic portraits of the 1990s, through to restless experiments with sculpture, found materials and the essence of painting as a medium, Jason Brooks: Perpetual Orgy is the first overview of the career of a singular and versatile artist. Heavily illustrated with colour images from Brooks' rich and varied oeuvre, Perpetual Orgy offers a poetic and insightful reading of his practice from novelist, curator and critic, Michael Bracewell. Specially commissioned for this title, Bracewell has written a series of essays in response to an extended conversation with the artist and an engagement with his work spanning many years.
Categories: Art

Bret Easton Ellis s Controversial Fiction

Bret Easton Ellis s Controversial Fiction

(1988a: 30) Clay and his friends live a perpetual orgy where everything is on hand, where they already have everything, which leads them to search for what ...

Author: Sonia Baelo-Allué

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441107916

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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Categories: Performing Arts

Ing nue Saxancour or The Wife Separated from Her Husband

Ing  nue Saxancour  or  The Wife Separated from Her Husband

... his home into perpetual orgy that his wife is forced to witness.”' As Testud remarks, 'this account shares a number of features with Ingénue Saxancour.

Author: Nicolas-Edme Rétif de la Bretonne

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 9781781881828

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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Set in Paris in the 1780s, Rétif de la Bretonne's novel Ingénue Saxancour is a thinly veiled account of his daughter's disastrous marriage to an abusive husband. From the time of her marriage in January 1780, until she left her husband in July 1785, Agnès Rétif suffered continually from severe physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Published in 1789, Rétif's novel scandalized the public with its graphic descriptions of his son-in-law's sexual perversity and brutal violence. Rétif's novel remains shocking even two centuries later and continues to raise disturbing questions about power relations within abusive relationships. Perhaps most disturbing of all are the accusations leveled against Rétif himself concerning his motives for writing and publishing this account: Was he, as some charged, a shameless exhibitionist willing to reveal his family's darkest secrets merely to attract attention and broaden his readership? Was he an unscrupulous opportunist willing to capitalize on his daughter's misfortunes and risk her reputation simply to pay his debts? Or was he, as he himself claimed, trying to warn young women about the dangers of marrying men of dubious backgrounds against their parents' wishes? Rétif was all this and more: a reform-minded pioneer far in advance of his time with his graphic portrayal of spousal abuse, his call for greater public awareness of this perennial problem, and his crusade for liberal divorce laws that would allow women to escape from abusive relationships and to remarry. This is the first English translation of Ingénue Saxancour ever published and offers a wealth of background material on the novel and the real-life events that inspired it. It serves as a companion piece to the annotated French edition edited by Professor Trouille and published by the MHRA in 2014.
Categories: Fiction

Ivo van Hove Onstage

Ivo van Hove Onstage

In the film, Visconti takes us to the remote hunting lodge that Ludwig has staffed with a bevy of young men who live in perpetual orgy, all of which the ...

Author: David Willinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351260060

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 334

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Since his emergence from the Flemish avant-garde movement of the 1980s, Ivo van Hove's directorial career has crossed international boundaries, challenging established notions of theatre-making. He has brought radical interpretations of the classics to America and organic acting technique to Europe. Ivo van Hove Onstage is the first full English language study of one of theatre's most prominent iconoclasts. It presents a comprehensive, multifaceted account of van Hove's extraordinary work, including key productions, design innovations, his revolutionary approach to text and ambience, and his relationships with specific theatres and companies.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Current of Romantic Passion

The Current of Romantic Passion

Returning from piratical adventures to find that Juan and Haidee have not only become lovers but taken over his home and turned it into a perpetual orgy ...

Author: Jeffrey Cane Robinson

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299129640

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Deftly probing the ambivalence of Romantic writers on the subjects of “passion” and “beauty,” Robinson shows how this ambivalence is also central to the experience of the modern critic in Western society. Is the reader's experience of beauty in art an escape from troubling reality? Or does desire for beauty spur social criticism and reform? Does the representation of erotic passion, as a sign of social critique, exist to be transcended for disinterested spirituality? Or is such passion the very site of the struggle for individual and class rights? Robinson explores the problematic place of passion and beauty in Romanticism’s radical sentiments and reformist politics. Tracing the intertwining of desire and disturbance, of eros and subversion, his meditations encompass poems, novels, diaries; key terms (such as Rousseau’s “sentiment of existence”); writers’ characteristic forms of expression or habits of mind (Wordsworth’s “or”-grammar); figures in literary works (Goethe’s Werther, Byron’s Lambro); problems of genre (the relationship of the Romantic poem and the Romantic essay, the problem of closure, the nature of a “scene”); and larger political questions (feminism in Romantic literature, erotic passion and representations of radicalism). Evoking the original meaning of “essay” as experiment, Robinson has essayed a topography of the Romantic landscape. "This book is daring and it is brilliant. I also think it is right."—James R. Kincaid, University of Southern California
Categories: Literary Criticism

Place at the Table

Place at the Table

... socially between continence and debauchery, normality and perversion, love and lust, is not really a society but merely the chaos of a perpetual orgy.

Author: Bruce Bawer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439128480

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Bruce Bawer exposes the heated controversy over gay rights and presents a passionate plea for the recognition of common values, "a place at the table" for everyone.
Categories: Social Science

The Books of Angelhaunt

The Books of Angelhaunt

Inside a cave, on this demonic isle, is a perpetual orgy: demons in flesh form fuck one another incessantly and the floors are flooded with semen.

Author: Jason Stuart Ratcliff

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595237302

Category: Fiction

Page: 556

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These four books are about all the possible realms that language can take us into.
Categories: Fiction

Until the Sun Breaks Down A Kunstlerroman in Three Parts

Until the Sun Breaks Down  A Kunstlerroman in Three Parts

... because you've at last admitted rather than realized that you cannot please everyone—then are you living in the perpetual orgy of motion and knowledge!

Author: Joseph Nicolello

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725269743

Category: Fiction

Page: 438

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Written when the author was in his early and mid-twenties, Until the Sun Breaks Down is a contemporary American Künstlerroman modeled on Dante’s Divine Comedy. In three parts and one hundred chapters that mirror Dante’s classic poem, Nicolello takes the reader through present-day American towns and cities: infernal, purgatorial, and paradisal aspects with nothing left off the table. At once a book that can be read without any prior knowledge of Dante as the chronicle of William Fellows, child of a poverty-stricken single mother and precocious student dreaming of something better than what society offers, the book will serve as a guide to untold disconsolate Westerners who are wondering what has happened to American literature; where Catholic voices might emerge from, and how; and a bulwark against militant atheism by immersing the subject head-on and elucidating how to remove one’s self from technological desolation and recapture the essence of the Logos Incarnate, or the love that moves the sun and other stars.
Categories: Fiction