Phillippe Sollers,Armine Kotin Mortimer's Casanova the Irresistible PDF

By Phillippe Sollers,Armine Kotin Mortimer

His is a reputation synonymous with seduction. His used to be a lifestyles lived with out limits. Giacomo Casanova left in the back of millions of pages detailing his years between Europe's extraordinary and noble. In Casanova the Irresistible, Philippe Sollers--prolific highbrow and respected visionary of the French avant-garde--proffers a full of life studying of and advisor to the famed libertine's sprawling memoir.


Armine Kotin Mortimer's translation of Sollers's interpreting tracks the appealing Venetian during the complete of his extraordinary and disreputable existence. Eschewing fable, Sollers dares to offer the obvious realities of a guy "simple, direct, brave, cultivated, seductive, humorous. A thinker in action." The enthusiasts are right here, and the ruses and adventures. yet Sollers additionally rescues Casanova the author, a proficient composer of phrases who reigns as a titan of eighteenth-century literature. As continuously, Sollers seeks to disgrace society for its failure to acknowledge its failings. by way of admiring these of Casanova's admirable features found in himself, Sollers spurns bourgeois hypocrisy and cliché to confirm a jocund philosophy of existence dedicated to the twinned goals of delight and joy.


A masterful translation that captures Sollers's idiosyncratic type, Casanova the Irresistible escorts readers on a trip into the heads and hearts of 2 singular personalities.


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