Trailer ✓ Le corps lesbien PDF by ↠´ Monique Wittig You know how sometimes in a library when you ve already gotten far too many books and your arms are full you reach a point of abandon and just throw anything on the pile That s what was happening to me when I plucked The Lesbian Body on down from the shelf because, I figured, I like lesbians and I like bodies I thought it might come in handy at a certain time of night From the cover and description a rhapsodic hymn to women s bodies and women s relationships I guessed that it would probably be a little bit ridiculous and a little bit sentimental, which I have to say I think it was, but not in the way that I expected.
In the introduction, Wittig writes of The desire to bring the real body violently to life in the words of the book everything that is written exists , the desire to do violence by writing to the language which I j e can enter only by force The urgenc i would be extremely interested to know what others think of this book we read it for a class and discussed the aspects of violence inherent in desire and in language and in departure from a particular norm we talked about the purpose of fragmenting a subject so completely as to render it beyond human, beyond singular, beyond what can be understood it is a 3 hour read if you just plow but it is pretty intense i wasn t sure if i like it or not, but it felt pretty powerful and strange so if you are a lesbian, let me know what you think about the lesbian body.
This book was gritty, graphic, dark, erotic, and very visceral It also read like prose poetry than actual fiction.
Not for the faint of heart.
a celebration of the body from the inside out bones, bile, blood guts handled with erotic jubilation in a world without men a unique reading experience pronouns are currently a pretty heavily debated topic in the radical community, and so it felt appropriate when i found this book on the used liquidation shelves of the old Elliot Bay books location a fascinating slog.
A remarkably way to turn the idea of the gaze on its head Wittig is by far my favorite theorist She deconstructs established norms and challenges the concepts of language and desire in such a creative way that she cannot be ignored and must be discussed.
On A Fictional Sapphic Island Where Women Live Exclusively Among Themselves, The Narrator Protagonist, In A Series Of Invocations To Her Lover And Descriptions Of The Island S Life, Celebrates The Contours, Contents, And Satisfactions Of The Lesbian Body I expected unusual, but after three chapters of the narrator eating her lover s eardrums, I just couldn t make myself keep trying.
fucking transcendent, wittig snapped