The Necrophiliac

The Necrophiliac

by Gabrielle Wittkop, Don Bapst

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The Necrophiliac by Gabrielle Wittkop, Don Bapst

For more than three decades, Lucien — one of the most notorious characters in the history of the novel — has haunted the imaginations of readers around the world. Remarkably, the astounding protagonist of Gabrielle Wittkop’s lyrical 1972 novella, The Necrophiliac, has never appeared in English until now.

This new translation introduces readers to a masterpiece of French literature, striking not only for its astonishing subject matter but for the poetic beauty of the late author’s subtle, intricate writing.

Like the best writings of Edgar Allan Poe or Baudelaire, Wittkop’s prose goes far beyond mere gothic horror to explore the melancholy in the loneliest depths of the human condition, forcing readers to confront their own mortality with an unprecedented intimacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554909742
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 92
File size: 339 KB

About the Author

?Born in 1920 in Nantes, Gabrielle Wittkop is the author of several novels, including La Mort de C., Sérénissime assassinat, and la Marchande d’enfants, as well as numerous poems and short stories. She died in 2002 in Frankfurt where she had lived for several decades. Don Bapst is an award-winning filmmaker and the author of three novels, including The Hanged Man and

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