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Chateau DArgol

Julien Gracq

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ISBN : 9781885586063
Paperback
147 pages
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Written in 1938, Chateau DArgol was Julien Gracqs literary debut and was heralded by Andre Breton as the first truly Surrealist novel. From Gracqs point of view, however, it was a departure from a movement he had never really joined in the firstMoreWritten in 1938, Chateau DArgol was Julien Gracqs literary debut and was heralded by Andre Breton as the first truly Surrealist novel. From Gracqs point of view, however, it was a departure from a movement he had never really joined in the first place. Although he maintained his admiration for Breton and the Surrealist project, in Chateau DArgol he cut away from that style with an idiosyncratic blend of linear storytelling and poetic excursions. The novel is a disturbing love story whose themes -- yearning, the magnetism of mutual attraction, and the impossibility of amorous fulfillment, crystallized in the depiction of a potential lover as an inaccessible Other -- are irresistible.