!!> Read ➶ Torpor ➺ Author Chris Kraus – Thegreatwallonline.us

Torpor Sylvie Wanted To Believe That Misery Could Simply Be Replaced With Happiness Time Was A Straight Line, Stretching Out Before You If You Could Create A Golden Kind Of Time And Lay It Right Beside The Other Time, The Time Of Horror, Bad History Could Just Recede Into The Distance Without Ever Having To Be Resolved From TorporSet At The Dawn Of The New World Order, Chris Kraus S Third Novel, Torpor Loops Back To The Beginning Of The Decade That Was The Basis Of I Love Dick, Her Pseudo Confessional Cult Classic Debut It S Summer, 1991, Post MTV, Pre AOL Jerome Shafir And Sylvie Green, Two Former New Yorkers Who Can No Longer Afford An East Village Apartment, Set Off On A Journey Across The Entire Former Soviet Bloc With The Specious Aim Of Adopting A Romanian Orphan Nirvana S On The Radio Everywhere, And Wars Are Erupting Across Yugoslavia.Unhappily Married To Jerome, A 53 Year Old Columbia University Professor Who Loathes Academe, Sylvie Thinks Only Of Happiness At 35, She Dreams Of Stuffed Bears And Wonders Why Their Lives Lack The Tremulous Sincerity That Pervades Thirtysomething, That Season S Hot New TV Show There Are Only Two Things, Sylvie Thinks, That Will Save Them A Child Of Their Own, And The Success Of The Anthropology Of Unhappiness, Her Husband S Long Postponed Book On The Holocaust But As They Move Forward Toward Impoverished Romania, Jerome S Memories Of His Father S Extermination At Auschwitz And His Own Childhood Survival Impede Them.Savagely Ironic And Deeply Lyrical, Torpor Explores The Swirling Mix Of Nationalisms, Capital Flows And Negative Entropy That Define The Present, Haunted By The Persistence Of Historical Memory Written In The Third Person, It Is Her Most Personal Novel To Date.

!!> Read ➶ Torpor  ➺ Author Chris Kraus – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Paperback
  • 285 pages
  • Torpor
  • Chris Kraus
  • English
  • 01 February 2018
  • 158435027X

10 thoughts on “Torpor


  1. says:

    I read this article on Slate.com the other day The article explains the plot and all that fairly well, so if that s what you re looking for, please clicky click the link and check that out.What I want to say is that this little book is one of those books that can destroy you It can frustrate you and make you want to shake the characters, and it can make you feel better about yourself because ...


  2. says:

    Well, it s now official reading this novel pretty much solidifies Chris Kraus as my favorite contemporary novelist Her writing makes me seriously jealous.Workshopping the novel that I hope to publish next year last Monday evening, I broke down, whining, I keep trying to find that balance between the tell it like it is punk rocker in me and the hopelessly romantic literary craftsperson who s read far too much Maurice Blanchot et al to stay put in the traditional, and too much in general not t Well, it s now official reading this novel pretty much solidifies C...


  3. says:

    fuuuuck


  4. says:

    A joke What do you get when you cross bleak with brutal Torpor, by Chris Kraus Oh my god This is the story of an ex punk video artist and her older lover, a college professor in his fifties who s got hell of connections to a bunch of French theorists, and that s what he s famous for It is BLEAK Did I mention bleak BLEAK They don t like each other, they never really liked each other, they don t get along, she s gotten pregnant and had abortions with him a bunch of times, so what do they d A joke What do you get when you cross bleak with brutal Torpor, by Chris Kraus Oh my god This is the story of an ex punk video artist and her older lover, a college professor in his fifties who s got hell of connections to a bunch of French theorists, and that s what he s famous for It is BLEAK Did I mention bleak BLEAK They don t like each other, they never really liked each other, they don t get alo...


  5. says:

    devastating beautiful romania orphans the end of history what else do you want


  6. says:

    I liked this so muchthan I Love Dick its form and use of language feels muchnuanced and graceful, and I was able to engage with it muchon the level of sheer reading enjoyment, where I was only able to enjoy the earlier novel in an intellectual way Perhaps it says something about where I am in my life but...


  7. says:

    Coarse, moody, name dropping bio fiction Well pitched, a little pissy.


  8. says:

    An easier book to assimilate than I Love Dick, with an ending justifying the complete reading of this novel thus lessoning the pain of my manifesting time lost, never to be regained Why a person would wish to end his life this way is beyond my understanding Nonetheless I continue to practice this disagreeable discipline Suffice to say there is nothing remarkabl...


  9. says:

    A wonderful portrait of the preInternet European intellectual circuit, just as the last dictatorships are falling In retrospect, I m reminded of an episode of AbFab in which Eddy threatens to adopt a Romanian baby In this case, Kraus Sylvie s motives are similarly geared towards kee...


  10. says:

    I can t recommend this enough for anyone with an interest in prose and a taste for the melancholic and profound With innovative, layered writing, Kraus brings the modern into brute relief, crafting a sweeping ...

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