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A Dark Stranger by Julien Gracq

By Julien Gracq

From the instant he arrives at a chic seashore resort together with his lover, Allan unsettles and obsesses the opposite site visitors. Elusive, equivocal, appealing, he lives, gambles, swims and dances with an odd fierceness that they locate intoxicating. quickly he even haunts their dreams.
One through one, every one visitor is fatally interested in Allan. And, because the hazy August warmth fades and summer season involves an finish, they gravitate in the direction of self-destruction.
Rich, lushly poetic, a depressing Stranger is a dreamlike portrayal of lives lived at the fringe of the abyss.

"Gracq's place in smooth French literature rests on his awesome prose. He used to be one of many nice stylists of his century, a author with a carnal relation to phrases, able to impressive and hallucinatory evocative power." - The Times

"Gracq is exclusive. His texts shine within the darkness of literature... each web page is a discovery and we're thankful for his or her attractiveness, their intelligence and their exoticism." - Libération

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Of course. Besides, why give off these stinking puffs? The lines were enough. · MONSIEUR LELOUP. MONSIEUR L' AMI DU PEUPLE. They were just a stage effect. ANTONIN ARTAUD. Sir, you are the third person to make that stupid insinuation. As if I would amuse myself by using all the means likely to drive audiences away. Would you be so kind as to publish my denial and resign yourself to believing I was victimised by a gang of practical jokers. MONSIEUR L'AMI DU PEUPLE. Whether any stinking puffs were let loose or not is of minor importance.

OLD MAN UBU. What, that again! PAUL BLOCK, of The Berliner T ageblatt. I am surprised that in a French theatre no protest was raised. PIERRE LAZAREFF. What do you expect? Several days before, at one of their morning councils of war at the Radio Tavern, the Surrealists had decided not to attend the Alfred Jarry Theatre in order not to cause another incident like that at A Dream Play. Thus the strict public control system operated by the box office was all in vain. MONSIEUR LELOUP. The promoters received their just deserts.

T ;·1 \ · u! ·11 '1~ .. :1"1i-\r1 t possible, to stage straight-forward, candid, constructive manifestations by the rational use of established, proven factors. In order on the one hand to invalidate modern, false, hackneyed values, and on the other hand to discover and exhibit genuine, authentic events concerning the present state of the French people. It being clearly understood the latter designation includes the years just passed and those immediately to come. THE ALFRED JARRY THEATRE'S STAND Since productions are only intended for French audiences and everyone in the world who can be counted as an ally of France, these will be clear and restrained.

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