Andre Malraux: The "Farfelu" As Expression of the Feminine and the Erotic

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Be it in the light fantastic of his early work, or the classic tragedy of La Condition humaine, or the sensuous poetry of the Antimemoires, Andre Malraux uses "farfelu" and related discourses to represent, not the simple "misogyny" of his critics, but a complex image of the symbolism of the sexes and of their interrelations - notably as regards the erotic, maternal, artistic and other aspects of the feminine. As Domnica Radulescu shows, in phenomenological (Bachelardian) terms, "farfelu" discourse is part of ...
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Be it in the light fantastic of his early work, or the classic tragedy of La Condition humaine, or the sensuous poetry of the Antimemoires, Andre Malraux uses "farfelu" and related discourses to represent, not the simple "misogyny" of his critics, but a complex image of the symbolism of the sexes and of their interrelations - notably as regards the erotic, maternal, artistic and other aspects of the feminine. As Domnica Radulescu shows, in phenomenological (Bachelardian) terms, "farfelu" discourse is part of Malraux's creation through art of a true "anti-destiny," a cosmic eroticism which recursively forms the primary material of the poetic imagination.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Lunes En Papier and Royaume-Farfelu 7
The Creative Male and the Objectified Woman 7
Combats: Sensuous Imagery and Phallic Symbolism 15
Voyages: The Asexual Woman and Sensuous Imagery 20
Victoire: The Death of Death, The Death of Woman 25
Royaume-Farfelu.: The Discourse of Desire 30
The Exclusion of Woman 40
The Fear of Woman 43
Ch. 2 La Condition Humaine 49
The Artist Conquers Himself 49
Clappique the Clown, Clappique the Androgyne 59
Clappique's Voice as Detachable Phallus 61
The Fool Tells the Truth 63
Clappique: The Storyteller of the Subconscious and the Secret Phallus 66
The Female Side of Clappique 72
Clappique and Surrealism 82
Valerie Serge and May Gisors - A Different Look at Malraux's Women 90
May and Kyo: An Authentic Love Story 96
Ch. 3 Antimemoires 109
Why Antimemoires? 109
Ancient Princesses: In Search of Beauty 111
Flowers: The Poetry of the Feminine 118
Farfelu Queens: In Search of the Absolute Feminine 129
Butterflies 139
The Cat 146
The Grotto, The Cave, The Return to Earth 154
Epilogue 163
Notes 167
Bibliography 203
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