Item #65674 The Desperate Man. Leon Bloy, Richard Robinson.

The Desperate Man

Snuggly Books:
Sacramento: 2020
Trade paperback, New,
354 pp.
Cover artwork by: Felix Vallattojn

“Written in utmost poverty, when Bloy was forty years old, this ruthless novel lays bare the soul of one of France's most difficult authors as he appears under the guise of the desperate Marchenoir, a man of genius who is unable to compromise with a society that he sees as corrupt, despicable and hypocritical, while he carries on a bizarre sexually-charged but also mystical relationship with Véronique Cheminot, a former prostitute turned religious zealot. At once a scandalous roman à clef, an anti-capitalist polemic, and a beautiful and hypnotizing tract on Christian existentialism, The Desperate Man is a tempestuous work of spirituality and dissatisfaction - a work of furious outrage, like few others, that explores the terror and consequences of extreme love, both terrestrial and of God.” This is a print-on-demand edition. #65674

Price: $21.00

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