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Vie Green two former New Yorkers who can no longer afford an East Village apartment set off on a journey across the entire former Soviet Bloc with the specious aim of adopting a Romanian orphan Nirvana's on the radio everywhere and wars are erupting across YugoslaviaUnhappily married to Jerome a 53 year old Columbia University professor who loathes academe Sylvie thinks only of happiness At 35 she dreams of stuffed bears and wonders why their lives lack the tremulous sincerity that pervades thirtysomething that season's hot new TV show There are only two things. A joke What do you get when you cross bleak with brutal Torpor by Chris Kraus Oh my god This is the story of an ex punk video artist and her older lover a college professor in his fifties who s got hell of connections to a bunch of French theorists and that s what he s famous for It is BLEAK Did I mention bleak BLEAK They don t like each other they never really liked each other they don t get along she s gotten pregnant and had abortions with him a bunch of times so what do they do Why take a trip to Romania to adopt a Romanian baby If the depictions of Romania in the late eighties and early nineties and then late nineties are accurate then that s a pretty perfect setting for their unromantic nonadventures because it is BLEAK Everybody is totally fucked basically Y know They have a dog and the dog is kind of their kid but the dog is also old And the writing is some of the least showy writing ever so it s not even like haha art world haha hatred although every once in a while something is the hilarious kind of brutal instead of the depressing kind Um at the center of the structure is the ill fated trip to Romania but then their backstory and futurestory kind of swirl around that central narrative so it ends up being a very fleshed out story So you get sucked in TO THE BLEAKNESS I liked it I am excited to read of Chris Kraus s fiction I guess she s basically in charge of Semiotexte or something The Octopus Museum set off on a journey across the entire former Soviet Bloc with the Blood in the Dust specious aim of adopting a Romanian orphan Nirvana's on the radio everywhere and wars are erupting across YugoslaviaUnhappily married to Jerome a 53 year old Columbia University professor who loathes academe Sylvie thinks only of happiness At 35 Living to Tell the Tale A Guide to Writing Memoir she dreams of The volunteer stuffed bears and wonders why their lives lack the tremulous Sweet and Sour Milk Variations on the Theme of An African Dictatorship sincerity that pervades thirtysomething that The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling season's hot new TV Milk and Honey show There are only two things. A joke What do you get when you cross bleak with brutal Torpor by Chris Kraus Oh my god This is the Incarcerated Visions of California in the 21st Century story of an ex punk video artist and her older lover a college professor in his fifties who Rezad por los difuntos s got hell of connections to a bunch of French theorists and that Shriman Yogi श्रीमान योगी s what he Kitchen Table Tarot Pull Up a Chair Shuffle the Cards and Let's Talk Tarot s famous for It is BLEAK Did I mention bleak BLEAK They don t like each other they never really liked each other they don t get along Sir Alex Ritter ohne Furcht und Ahnung she Brain Microtuble Associated Proteins Modifications in Disease s gotten pregnant and had abortions with him a bunch of times Paul The Apostle so what do they do Why take a trip to Romania to adopt a Romanian baby If the depictions of Romania in the late eighties and early nineties and then late nineties are accurate then that Maisy At the Beach Sticker Book s a pretty perfect Whore ified at Horror Beach HallowKreme 2018 Book 15 setting for their unromantic nonadventures because it is BLEAK Everybody is totally fucked basically Y know They have a dog and the dog is kind of their kid but the dog is also old And the writing is Decoding Roulette some of the least Its Not about You Mr. Santa Claus showy writing ever Mr Greedy Mr Men and Little Miss so it A Daddy for Valentines s not even like haha art world haha hatred although every once in a while Nightswimming something is the hilarious kind of brutal instead of the depressing kind Um at the center of the Sooner or Later You Wont Resist Me (Sooner Or Later, so it ends up being a very fleshed out Haduh aku di follow story So you get Fragile Lives sucked in TO THE BLEAKNESS I liked it I am excited to read of Chris Kraus Africana Womanist Literary Theory s fiction I guess Poems in Which You Die she Africana Womanism Race Gender in the Presidential Candidacy of Barack Obama s basically in charge of Semiotexte or Finding Your Voice A Woman's Guide to Using Self Talk for Fulfilling Relationships Work and Life something

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Torpor By Chris Kraus

Sylvie thinks that will save them a child of their own and the success of The Anthropology of Unhappiness her husband's long postponed book on the Holocaust But as they move forward toward impoverished Romania Jerome's memories of his father's extermination at Auschwitz and his own childhood survival impede themSavagely ironic and deeply lyrical Torpor explores the swirling mix of nationalisms capital flows and negative entropy that define the present haunted by the persistence of historical memory Written in the third person it is her most personal novel to dat. An easier book to assimilate than I Love Dick with an ending justifying the complete reading of this novel thus lessoning the pain of my manifesting time lost never to be regained Why a person would wish to end his life this way is beyond my understanding Nonetheless I continue to practice this disagreeable discipline Suffice to say there is nothing remarkable to report regarding this novel Names could be dropped but Kraus already has this operation down in spades A little pillow talk might be fun but my too brief and untidy accounting would be a shame to suffer through just as hers was Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, save them a child of their own and the El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro success of The Anthropology of Unhappiness her husband's long postponed book on the Holocaust But as they move forward toward impoverished Romania Jerome's memories of his father's extermination at Auschwitz and his own childhood Fragonard Art and Eroticism survival impede themSavagely ironic and deeply lyrical Torpor explores the The Monarchs Are Missing say there is nothing remarkable to report regarding this novel Names could be dropped but Kraus already has this operation down in Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding shame to Love is Blind suffer through just as hers was

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Sylvie wanted to believe that misery could simply be replaced with happiness Time was a straight line stretching out before you If you could create a golden kind of time and lay it right beside the other time the time of horror Bad History could just recede into the distance without ever having to be resolved from TorporSet at the dawn of the New World Order Chris Kraus's third novel Torpor loops back to the beginning of the decade that was the basis of I Love Dick her pseudo confessional cult classic debut It's summer 1991 post MTV pre AOL Jerome Shafir and Syl. I read this article on Slatecom the other day The article explains the plot and all that fairly well so if that s what you re looking for please clicky click the link and check that outWhat I want to say is that this little book is one of those books that can destroy you It can frustrate you and make you want to shake the characters and it can make you feel better about yourself because you would never put up with fill in the blank in any of your relationships But you would be lying You probably have put up with fill in the blank in one of your relationships maybe even the one you re in currently You probably think Well that s not the same but it is Everyone puts up with something And to outsiders it always looks really sad And those people may be frustrated with you and want to shake you Trust me it s trueI could relate simultaneously to Sylvie and Jerome at different times in the story and I think most readers could if they re honest with themselves People tend to do all sorts of crazy things to try to keep their marriages together or to make their partner happy sometimes even sacrificing a piece of themselves in the process or hating themselves just the teensiest bit along the way maybe not as crazy as going to Romania in the early 90s to try to adopt a baby but you get my driftOn their travels we see a lot about their relationship from both perspectives and they are both heartbreaking in their bleakness The article says bleak reviews say bleak I hate to be unoriginal but bleak is exactly how it feels This isn t a bad read though It s just hard at timesAlso hard for me was that Sylvie and Jerome take their 13 year old lap dog with them on this journey of theirs a sick animal who has recently had a tumor removed Destroyed me you guys Don t talk to me about sick sad animal sorts especially dogs because I know ALL TEH FEELINGS This morning on my bus commute I read a scene towards the end where Jerome kissed one side of the dog s muzzle and Sylvie kissed the other side and their hands met around the dog s faceOkay so I wasn t sobbing in any way that anyone could tell because I m a Viking but inside I was a wreck How many furry faces have my boyfriend and I kissed exactly like that How many sick furry friends have we lostMoving onI loved the glimpse into the early 90s in Eastern Europe since I was in the sixth grade when the Berlin Wall came down and have a different understanding of all the complex issues that still affect everyone This book was published in 2006 but that doesn t matter it still feels like 1991 during most of the readingThis won t be great for everyone I enjoyed it it appealed to so many layers of my inner chaos It s one of those books that just hits a personal chord I m glad I came across it had I seen this at the library on my own I likely wouldn t have picked it up because the cover feels funny in my hands yes it s true but look what I would have missed Thank you Slatecom And thank you Chris Kraus Sooner or Later You Wont Resist Me (Sooner Or Later, straight line Haduh aku di follow stretching out before you If you could create a golden kind of time and lay it right beside the other time the time of horror Bad History could just recede into the distance without ever having to be resolved from TorporSet at the dawn of the New World Order Chris Kraus's third novel Torpor loops back to the beginning of the decade that was the basis of I Love Dick her pseudo confessional cult classic debut It's Fragile Lives summer 1991 post MTV pre AOL Jerome Shafir and Syl. 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10 thoughts on “Torpor By Chris Kraus

  1. says:

    I read this article on Slatecom the other day The article explains the plot and all that fairly well so if that's what you're looking for please clicky click the link and check that outWhat I want to say is that this little book is one of those books that can destroy you It can frustrate you and make you want to shake the characters and it can make you feel better about yourself because you would never put up with fill i

  2. says:

    Well it's now official reading this novel pretty much solidifies Chris Kraus as my favorite contemporary novelist Her writing makes me seriously jealousWorkshopping the novel that I hope to publish next year last Monday evening I broke down whining I keep trying to find that balance between the tell it like it is punk rocker in me and the hopelessly romantic literary craftsperson who's read far too much Maurice Blanchot et al t

  3. says:

    fuuuuck

  4. says:

    I liked this so much than 'I Love Dick' its form and use of language feels much nuanced and graceful and I was able to engage with it much on

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    A joke What do you get when you cross bleak with brutal? Torpor by Chris Kraus Oh my god This is the story of an ex punk video artist and her older lover a college professor in his fifties who's got hell of connections to a bunch of French theorists and that's what he's famous for It is BLEAK Did I mention bleak? BLEAK They don't like each other they never really liked each other they don't get along she's gotten pregnant and had abortio

  6. says:

    devastating beautiful romania orphans the end of history what else do you want?

  7. says:

    Coarse moody name dropping bio fiction Well pitched a little pissy

  8. says:

    An easier book to assimilate than I Love Dick with an ending justifying the complete reading of this novel thus l

  9. says:

    A wonderful portrait of the preInternet European intellectual circuit just as the last dictatorships are falling

  10. says:

    I can't recommend this enough for anyone with an interest in prose and a taste for the melancholic and profound With innovative layered writing Kraus brings the modern into brute relief crafting a sweeping story with precision and an effortless mapping onto the symbolic These 300 pages are brimming

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