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by David PLANTE

ePub The Catholic download
Author:
David PLANTE
ISBN13:
978-0701139698
ISBN:
0701139692
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Publisher:
Chatto and Windus; First Edition edition (1985)
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Subcategory:
British & Irish
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1933 kb
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1596 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Set in Boston in the sixties, Daniel Francoeur is featured in this exploration of Catholicism and sexual obsession and of the conflicting demands and constraints they impose.

David Plante is very wise to spin a tale where one night of sexual joy can lead anyone into the wild world of speculation . When I read Hollingshurst's The Folking Star, I was reminded of Plante's The Catholic.

David Plante is very wise to spin a tale where one night of sexual joy can lead anyone into the wild world of speculation about the barely known lover and the pain of longing and obsession for someone we really do not know. Plante explores the components of sexual obsession which may include project onto the lover a range of concepts that are beyond reality. Both deal with sexual obsession and the way the mind eventually forgets the love object, which leads to the healing.

David Robert Plante (born March 4, 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American novelist, diarist, and memoirist. The son of Albina Bisson and Aniclet Plante, he is of both French-Canadian and North American Indian descent

David Robert Plante (born March 4, 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American novelist, diarist, and memoirist. The son of Albina Bisson and Aniclet Plante, he is of both French-Canadian and North American Indian descent. He is a graduate of Boston College and the Université catholique de Louvain. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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I heard David Plante on Michael Silverblatt's show, and that made me seek this out. The interview was probably better than the book

I heard David Plante on Michael Silverblatt's show, and that made me seek this out. The interview was probably better than the book. I'd hate to be stuck next to this narrator at a dinner party.

Difficult Women, the book with which David Plante made his name, presents three .

Difficult Women, the book with which David Plante made his name, presents three portraits-each one of them as detailed, textured, and imposing as the those of Lucian Freud-of three extraordinary, complicated, and, yes, difficult women, while also raising intriguing and in their own way difficult questions about the character and motivations of the keenly and often cruelly observant portraitist himself. The first volume of National Book Award finalist David Plante's extraordinary diaries of a life lived among the artistic elite in 1960s London

Originally published: New York : Atheneum, 1986, c1985.

New American Library. Originally published: New York : Atheneum, 1986, c1985.

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The son of Albina Bisson and Aniclet Plante, he is of both French-Canadian and North American Indian descent.

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  • This is a skillfully written account of a young man becoming sexually obsessed with another young man after one night of erotic love making. David Plante is very wise to spin a tale where one night of sexual joy can lead anyone into the wild world of speculation about the barely known lover and the pain of longing and obsession for someone we really do not know. Plante explores the components of sexual obsession which may include project onto the lover a range of concepts that are beyond reality. Yet in some ways the book is more hopeful and optimistic than most of Plante's novels in that eventually obsession fades, becomes less intense, is less painful, and finally disappears as sanity is regained. When I read Hollingshurst's The Folking Star, I was reminded of Plante's The Catholic. Both deal with sexual obsession and the way the mind eventually forgets the love object, which leads to the healing.

  • A book/story should have a beginning, a middle and an end; this book/story didn't seem to have any. Here's the run down. Daniel picks up a trick, Henry. Daniel is totally out of touch with reality and imagines, yes imagines, that he is in love with Henry. Daniel is friends with a married couple, Charlie and Roberta. He used to me roomies with Charlie in college, and I think they got drunk and messed around once, the the story really doesn't expand on it and is determined to keep it a secret. Yeah it's a secret of what happened, but you don't keep it a secret from the reader, otherwise what's the point in bringing it up. I think the guy was totally high when he wrote this book, because it almost comes across as just sporadic random thoughts that ramble from one extreme to another without any point. I think the author was trying for some kind of poetic poise, but it just doesn't work. I guess we are seeing a world totally through Daniels eyes where you don't really get the entire story, and Daniel is this messed in the head queer. At times I thought maybe Daniel was supposed to be mentally challeged (I'm being politically correct, what I want to say is retarded.) The copyright was 1985, but I think this story laid at the bottom of some pile of stories for years before it was published, because it is just too tame and bland to have been written during the eighties.

  • honestly this is the most pretentious, meandering highfalutin prose that is insufferable to read... quelle disappointment. it actually starts off rather well with a scene from catechism class... from then on it just gets so dreary... I can't tell you! boring ass book which doesn't make a hell of a lot of sense. If it were even comprehensible it might be readable lol

    here I'll pick an excerpt totally at random:

    "I was unsure about the differences between sexes, and could only distinguish them by the feelings they aroused in me; and I noted, as I'd noted in the presence of many women, that Roberta's body was, to me, fixed solidly in her personality, which, being a unique personality, made her body unique, so it was as if she, as each woman, had her own sex. There was not a female sex."
    To me, all men belonged to the same sex, and men did notr have fixed personalities, nor fixed bodies."

    hunh? well, it's a novel about a homosexual/gay guy... and he relates to men's bodies in a way he can't to womens. that much I understand, but nothing of that understanding has anything to do with these two (as it happens) paragraphs. I mean, come on. Why would anybody read this crap?