First published in and out of print for the past 40 years (except for a handsome limited edition from Centipede Press), Guy Endore’s “The. The Werewolf of Paris. Guy Endore .. But in the torrid atmosphere of Paris, a nodding acquaintance ripens quickly to intimacy. At any rate among Americans. The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore – book cover, description, publication history.
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Guy Endore’s werewolf shares with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein the tragic destiny of the misunderstood victim of popular hysteria, condemning him for an affliction outside of his conscious control. The novel features two of my favorite tropes – the found document and the person who knows the truth about a supernatural secret but is not believed.
There’s a little bit of Dr. Here, amidst the confusion of the end of the Franco-Prussian war and the rise of the Commune Bertrand is able to satisfy most of his hungers free from persecution or discovery.
The definitive classic werewolf tale. Inevitably, the subject of their discourse turns to lycanthropy. Really, the werewolf, and I mean the actual werewolf and not the pathological notion of man stuff, is only present in a small percentage of this book.
A lot of detail is given about the time period, especially the atrocities committed during the war and the brief existence of the Paris Commune shortly thereafter. Can the beast within Bertrand Caillet be controlled? Archived from the original on July 28, Home Pafis Us Help Free delivery worldwide.
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The first is that Endore’s political missives get occasionally tiresome and transparent Endore fo an avowed leftist, and his distaste enddore most all things bureaucratic is quite obvious throughout.
It’sduring the the terrible events of the Paris Commune’s downfall. Still You can’t help feeling sorry for him for the entire story. Mostly because it is not about a guy who turns into a wolf, rather because it is about how men turn into monsters afflicted by the fantastical lycanthropy or banal misanthropy.
Versailles retaliated with nineteen hundred. This book is not the modern fare of smouldering alpha male, but I sense it is a work that paved the way for our current day werewolf tales. This works for a few years until Bertrand is old enough to travel outside the village for his school exams, where he has an unfortunate tryst with a prostitute and acquires a taste for human blood.
It also offers a very frank appraisal of sexual proclivities and their link to violence. The fact that the topic of sexual aggression flows so seamlessly into legends of carnal festivals devoted to Romulus and Remus and other werewolf-related lore is indicative of the parallels that Endore will set up in the following pages between sex, violence, humanness, and barbarism, and how these four things interact and overlap in myriad ways.
This book had a great beginning-it deserved a great ending. Sort of like this review. Their deaths are similar to a suicide fantasy that Bertrand and Sophie enjoyed; the real Sophie had previously committed suicide on her own, unable to deal with her separation from Bertrand.
And what about the rest of us — does a ravening wolf dwell within our souls, to be revealed when stress or temptation overcome our better natures? We make light of pars dark thing that awaits us all. I did some research and found this book by Guy Endore, an author fairly contemporary of Bram Stoker at least, and which reportedly does for werewolves what Dracula did for vampires, so I hunted it down and endote it a try.
What was a werewolf who had killed a couple of prostitutes, who had dug up a few corpses, compared with these bands of tigers slashing at each other with daily increasing ferocity! The whole famous Reign of Terror in fifteen months guillotined 2, aristos.
All those bearded and unshaven faces weeewolf wanted the smoothness of her cheeks. Paperbackpages. Aymar takes the boy and the mother under his wing, to be raised in the country, away from the corrupting influence of the big city. There were a lot of things to like about this book, but by the same token, there were a lot of low points.
When I was starting my October classic monster literature mini-series, I wanted to read the source material for some of the very popular creatures of fiction. Sometimes the dreams are memories of actual experiences in which he had transformed into a wolf. The book does have its moments.
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I was finishing up Stoker’s “Dracula” and decided to research the “Dracula” of werewolf stories. Then whatever weakens the human soul, either sin or darkness, solitude or cold, brings the wolf to the fore.
He is invited to a dinner with a menu that turns my stomach to even read. Like much Gothic fiction, The Werewolf of Paris opens with a frame story in which the author explains his struggle with the fantastic elements of his tale.
The story is about a man who was born of ecclesiastical rape, whose mother met a bitter end. Orthopedic leg braces used by the disabled children cared for by the nuns become Inquisitional torture devices.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When the body of a man weakens, the soul of that man begins to detach itself from the tentacles of flesh and prepare itself to fly off the instant the body dies. Perhaps what is most remarkable about this tale, though, is its seeming veracity.
Stunning in its sexual frankness and eerie, fog-enshrouded visions, this novel was decidedly influential for the generations of horror and science fiction authors who fndore afterward.
It is here when the book becomes relentlessly though still enjoyably cynical, telling of various injustices that are endoee tragic and, well, comedic at the same time: