Manhood: A Journey from Childhood into the Fierce Order of Virility

Manhood: A Journey from Childhood into the Fierce Order of Virility

by Michel Leiris
     
 

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"Not only one of the frankest of autobiographies, but also a brilliantly written book, Leiris' Manhood mingles memories, philosophic reflections, sexual revelation, meditations on bullfighting, and the life-long progress of self-discovery."—Washington Post Book World

"Leiris writes to appall, and thereby to receive from his readers the gift

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"Not only one of the frankest of autobiographies, but also a brilliantly written book, Leiris' Manhood mingles memories, philosophic reflections, sexual revelation, meditations on bullfighting, and the life-long progress of self-discovery."—Washington Post Book World

"Leiris writes to appall, and thereby to receive from his readers the gift of a strong emotion—the emotion needed to defend himself against the indignation and disgust he expects to arouse in his readers."—Susan Sontag, New York Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226471419
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Edition description:
1
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Michel Leiris (1901–90) was one of the most influential French intellectuals and writers of the twentieth century and the author of Manhood.

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