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Story of the Eye: By Lord Auch (Penguin Modern Classics) Kindle Edition
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He gives us self-psychoanalysis via Freudian dream theory. The relevance of the obscene use of the eye and the fluids and the Oedipal role of Marcelle. So the first part isn't just the 'lewdest of meanings' rather they are 'deformed dreams'. And thus it is literature not just porn, I think.
I was a little repulsed by this book; the amount of urine that is passed during the sexual encounters was not only difficult to read about but was terribly misogynistic. It's animalistic, and Simone has a penchant for eggs; there are a good few pages where Simone throws said eggs into the toilet and there her obsession grows to an obscene amount. The final scene is an aggressive orgy event; here we see the three kill a man and use his dead body as part of the proceedings. So yes, that's a thing.
Did I enjoy this? No? Am I glad I've read it, yes? (is that a weird thing to say?) I've never read something quite so out there and aggressive in nature. I'm not sure why it's been written other than the author to say - right I'm just going write whatever the hell I want and see what people say about it. This is not necessarily a bad thing but there's just no more too it really; it feels as like what is the worst thing I could put down on paper? The writing swells and fades but at times it takes a nature that is so truly warped it's a little difficult to truly understand what is happening however that may be me and my difficulty to read what I was supposed to be reading. The characters aren't fully formed - probably because that's not the point on the book ie a story but it does create an even more surreal feel to the book as a whole.
The story of the eye offers to both camps: those that want to have a quick mesmerising read and those who are interested in understanding a modern continental perspective on a philosophy of art.
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