REVIEW ¹ L’Expérience de la Nuit

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REVIEW ¹ L’Expérience de la Nuit â [Reading] ➸ L’Expérience de la Nuit By Marcel Béalu – Helpyouantib.co.uk One of the great works of Twentieth Century Literary Fantasy The Experience of the Night was published in the last year of The Second World War It became a cult novel amongst the surrealists gaining a One of the great wErs to inuire about having his eyes tested and finds that he is expected Dr Fohat has files on his future clients and diagnoses myopia and prescribes dark glasses and a treatment of pills to be taken after twelve hours of work on an empty stomac. It's no secret that the Kafka label is too easily and urgently pinned on just about anything that involves a man alone against an impermeable illogical ununderstandable system but I doubt that Kafka would appreciate the comparisons especially with Bealu's cockamamie characters and plot which reminded me of what a first time film maker with talent but no story might do Moments of brilliance highlighting spools of overworked bordom Here are a couple of noteworthy uotes Oh how I longed to burst through the doors and go walking through the streets with my hands open like weapons She was a beautiful red haired girl whose seductive voice seemed to emanate from her very genitals

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One of the great works of Twentieth Century Literary Fantasy The Experience of the Night was published in the last year of The Second World War It became a cult novel amongst the surrealists gaining an almost mythic status as the masterpiece of. In his pursuit of a cure for his vision problem a man consults an ophthalmologist after which this narrative grows increasingly strange Imagine if you can a mash up of Roland Topor's The Tenant and Angela Carter's The Infernal Desires of Doctor Hoffman both of which this predates having first been published in 1945 It's hard not to think that at least some of the symbolism here is tied to the post World War milieu from which it arose though it could just as easily be a hermetic dreamworld wholly extracted from Marcel Béalu's psyche Either way it is an intense read And tangentially reminded me of a short tale I wrote a few years back also about a pair of eyes

REVIEW L’Expérience de la Nuit

L’Expérience de la NuitThe French Kafka L’Expérience de EpubIt inhabits a nighttime world where dream and reality are indistinguishable A novel about vision dream and reality Its hero is the human eye and Marcel Adrien He sees the sign of an ophthalmologist and ent. Where information on Bealu is to be found in English two facts are invariably mentioned 1 his use of dreamlike narrative and logic and b that he was greatly admired by the Surrealists including the almost impossible to please Breton If Wikipedia is to be trusted Bealu's almost famous career as a bookseller began with Jacues Lacan apparently Lacan was Bealu's first customer at his bookshop The Crossed Bridge As far as I know The Experience of the Night is the only of Bealu's books to be translated into English It is a curious novel full of that previously mentioned dream logic and lack of concern over rational narrative structure In essence Experience boils down to a novel about vision and blindness but boiling this novel down does no justice to some of its arresting scenes As should be appropriate I suppose it is an extremely visual novelIt is also about dreaming and the illogic of the night two not necessarily identical things