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  1. Michael Michael says:

    Offering social commentary that's incisive than that of The End of Eddy while still echoing the debut novel's lurid descriptions and transgressive themes History of Violence stitches together multiple accounts of the author's rape on Christmas Eve in 2012 The fast moving work of autofiction examines the ways in which the form and meaning of the stories of survivors of sexual violence change depending on who recounts them and in what context


  2. Meike Meike says:

    Now Shortlisted for the International DUBLIN Literary Award 2020In this autobiographical novel Édouard Louis tells the story of how he was assaulted raped and almost strangled to death and the repercussions of this experience It's already brave to share a story like that but Louis goes even further by radically exposing and uestioning every aspect of his behavior and the behavior of the aggressor and by contrasting his own thoughts with those of his sister who holds very different opinions and his best friends Didier and Geoffrey these are obviously French star sociologist Didier Eribon and sociologist and philosopher Geoffroy de Lagasnerie Apart from confronting his own near death experience Louis ventures into asking uestions about the nature of violence in general and about the dynamics that lead to the escalation of violence His assault started as a harmless one night stand which slowly turned sour and then got out of control How did this happen? And how did it change Louis?The narrative is put together as a montage that combines the above mentioned standpoints of the sister Didier Geoffrey and the author himself but always told through the lense of Louis It's cleverly done and manages to digress in several directions without losing grip of the main narrative threadThis book was a huge sensation in France and Germany and when reading some French articles about it I learnt that the real aggressor was actually caught and convicted He then sued Louis because of the book but lost as it is impossible to identify him solely based on Louis' novel It is great to see how many fresh and daring books are currently coming out of France and while I would not say that History of Violence is a success in every aspect it is certainly brave thought provoking and intelligent


  3. Jim Coughenour Jim Coughenour says:

    I admired The End of Eddy but this book left me unmoved cold It’s the same story retold – a traumatic rape instead of a traumatic childhood – there’s the same analytical vaguely masochistic intelligence the same dead voice echoed here by the narrator’s sister who recounts the story like a character in a play delivering a monologue so staged and tedious it strains credulity The narrator hides behind a door eavesdropping commenting on the commentary providing the book with its spare moments of inadvertent humorAs novels have morphed into memoirs there’s a sense of the suffering sweepstakes that no unfortunate experience is too excruciating for confabulation Call it reality literature I’m still impressed by his talent but Louis needs a new subject Eddy’s become a bore


  4. Jakub Jakub says:

    A harrowing depiction of rape and violence in general of how it influences an individual in the short and long run Louis does not use cheap tricks but has a great eye for detail But it all gets muddled up in childhood stories political themes and other marginally connected elements And the protagonist was just so hard to like


  5. Phee Phee says:

    Not a nice topic to read about but important all the same The writing style was clever and impactful Most of this book is told as the Édouard listens in on his sister telling her husband the story of Édouard's rape Throughout her 'retelling' he corrects her in his head and he tells the reader how it all really happened As I said Very clever It's seems strange to say I 'enjoyed' a book about rape but I don't really know how else to explain it If you are concerned about reading something with violent descriptions then just be aware that the actual rape account was only a page or two The book on the whole is about trauma friendship the lies we tell ourselves and how to cope Powerful words and an excellent translation I think I'm going to read from this author


  6. Will Will says:

    35 rounded down


  7. Andrew Howdle Andrew Howdle says:

    On its release in 2016 Edmund White read the original text and subseuently reviewed its English version in 2018 June hardback His review for The Guardian was wholly complimentary Interesting in that Louis clearly knows the work of White and shares White's interest in autobiography I didn't have the same positive response having read the book on the strength of White's recommendationIn a fascinating dialogue between Taia and Louis in The Paris Review both outsiders both authors who have invented new names and identities Taia and Louis set themselves within a tradition of violence and resistance Baldwin and Genet What is interesting is firstly that the Baldwin they share is not Baldwin the novelist the Baldwin who wrote the blistering political novel Just Above My Head but the one who wrote essays And secondly when Genet is touched upon he is confused with Fanon so a novelist is swapped for a psychological and cultural theorist It is this tone that deadens History of Violence for me I see the theory pulling the strings I was not surprised when at a crucial stage the novel stopped abruptly for an Interlude in which Louis discussed what Faulkner had to say on p43 of Sanctuary as regards escaping a dangerous situation There are too many tricksTo begin with I thought the memoir novel a hybrid form liked by Taia and Louis was going to present multiple perspectives on the core male rape As in the fiction of Robbe Grillet the reader was going to receive constant revisions Not so The reader is given an elaborate framing device which is pushed to the point of incredulity One has to imagine that Louis has told most of the story to his sister Clara who remembers everything like her name with clarity Clara re tells this account to her silent husband as Louis listens from behind a door and interjects his view on her view of his view of the rape The memoir novel becomes a fiction commenting on its own fictiveness Of course this is central to Louis' concern with fiction whose story is it and who has the right to tell a story? And what kind of story? When Louis relates the rape to the police they are not impressed they can't believe the flat ending uite knowingly the matter ends with uncomfortable parallels the rapist's bathetic orgasm stands against a story without a satisfactory climax The novel memoir is a uest for form the correct form for a writer whose intellectualism sets him above his class memoir and whose hatred of the bourgeoisie makes him anti intellectual novel Intriguing but contrived


  8. Joanka Joanka says:

    I find History of Violence to be an important book Important as it talks about important topics and because in my opinion it gives a clear illustration of how the world looks like at this moment in regard to so many themes rape as such victim complex immigrants homosexuality poverty As expected it was neither pleasant nor easy to read but it was a great read nonetheless I found many parts simply amazing so honest and true so right Especially when Louis writes about his emotions and being a victim of rape and assault I would love to have people who are shouting about victim culture and how victims are favoured these days read it Also I would love all people to listen to Louis talking because he is such a bright talented and brilliant man I had the pleasure to attend a meeting with him and believe me it was worth every minute spent there I regret there aren’t enough of his reflections in the book the links he creates between events also regarding literature I may understand the idea of using the outsider narration in the form of his sister retelling the story to her husband in History of Violence but it was the weakest part of the book in my opinion On the meeting there was time devoted to the notion of identity and I believe it would match the book ideally There were also vital things mentioned like hatred towards his rapist but with no link to active seeking the punishment for him This is something that disappears somewhere in novelmemoir and it’s a pity as I find it another topic worth discussingI will definitely read everything else that Louis wrote and I hope I will be able to listen to him I believe he is a person to do great things in literature Also nobody made me want to read Toni Morrison immediately just now


  9. Myles Myles says:

    Disappointment in need of an editor Like The End of Eddy Louis uses the novel to sell out his family and rag on the ugliness of life in working class Picardie and Paris a world he's left behind Last time he showed us how personal promise can wilt in a hostile environment Now that he's in Paris with his own apartment and all the trappings of bourgeois life high end electronics hardcover books all the clothes he could want Louis just comes off like he's settling scores He's still angry but he's won so the nasty asides about his sister his parents and his old village feel gratuitous The fact that this is a meant as a survivor's account of a brutal rape and robbery just makes it worseI'll keep reading Louis because he's a sharp young mind willing to take stylistic risks While I know harsh words for a candid survival narrative won't be popular this one didn't do it for me


  10. Mark Hiser Mark Hiser says:

    I am hidden on the other side of the door I listen and she says that several hours after what the copy of the report I keep twice folded in my drawer calls the attempted homicide and which I call the same thing for lack of a better word since no other term is appropriate for what happened which means I always have the anxious nagging feeling that my story whether told by me or whomever else begins with a falsehood I left my apartment and went downstairsThere is no doubt in my mind that Edouard Louis who is 25 years of age is uickly becoming a major author one who already is influencing our thinking about violence as well as the creation of literature He is one of the most exciting contemporary authors I have read Amazingly he did not read his first novel until he was 17 then wrote his first book when he was 19 That first book The End of Eddy explains much about the intersection of poverty identity and politics At the end of my comments for that novel I gave The End of Eddy 4 12 stars If it were possible I would give this second auto biographical novel many than the top rating of 5 stars History of Violence is one of the most disturbing fascinating important books I have read in a long time “When I started writing History of Violence I realized that there seemed to be almost no literature almost no film no speeches on male rape And when I wrote about my own rape I was faced with this difficulty in saying it putting it into words Since the rape it has felt like I’ve faced an unimaginable battering – first in going to the police being in front of officers who don’t understand you Then when you say it publicly there are people who don’t believe you who mock you Or there are people who believe it but say it’s your own fault Before this I had heard a lot of women talking about the fact they weren’t believed And when History of Violence was published I realized the full extent of what those women had gone through” Edouard Louis in an interviewBoth The End of Eddy and History of Violence are autobiographical while still being fictional Both explore the nature origins and conseuences of violence—physical as well as emotional individually and institutionally caused The author’s experience of growing up gay in a poor homophobic brutal rural area of France shape the first novel while issues of class immigration and homophobia in Paris shape the second In both books however Louis finds it almost impossible to escape the cultural economic and social shackles of life that control our actions and thoughtsAt the beginning of The End of Eddy Louis writes that “suffering is all consuming it somehow gets rid of anything that doesn’t fit into its system” Louis continues this theme in History of Violence as he recounts through multiple voices how the violence of rape and attempted murder shapes his life and how the “lie” of fiction gives him the freedom to confront the horror and suffering that began Christmas Eve in 2012 when he walked home from a dinner met a man along the way struggled with whether or not he should invite the man to his room then brought him in for companionship and consensual sexThe night was full of pleasure comfort and sensuality but as morning approached this man Reda an immigrant from Algeria perhaps out of his own shame of being gay in a homophobic society unexpectedly turned violent raped strangled and pulled a gun on Edouard Louis Though both men had opportunity to flee the unraveling horror neither does Louis writes that “‘I believe that each decision made that evening on my part as well as his rendered all other decisions impossible the very moment afterwards; that each choice destroyed all other possible choices and that the he chose the less free he became” Trapped by class racism family homophobia and even desire both men must then pay for their decisions with long standing conseuencesLouis tries to erase the violence from his apartment and life but such violence can never be erased After going to the police Louis writes that “when I read the police report I didn’t recognize my own experience at all because it had been filtered by police language – homophobic racist language I wanted to reclaim my story”Shattered by the event the author confronts the violence and suffering by recounting the factual story but using the tools of fiction With different points of view and narrative voices including those of sister and his own internal dialogue Louis looks to reclaim the story However because the story is largely told in the words of Louis’s sister while he eavesdrops the reader understands that to confront the truth of the events head on is almost impossible to endure The use of his sister who still lives in the poor rural village in which Louis was born also serves to remind the reader that both Louis and Reda were victims of poverty and the humiliation the working class Both were victims of internalized homophobia Both were victims of a society that had oppressed bullied and forgotten those who are on the marginsIt is the use of these many voices and the manipulation of time that make this a novel to read slowly and with patience In fact I often read passages aloud to better grasp the events and to experience the power of language to shape lives and bring us to some understanding of the world This deliberate pace also helped me better know that there are times when our own voice may fail us as we confront the suffering and violence of life However in writing “if language is the essence of being human then for those fifty seconds when he was killing me I don’t know what I was” Louis also reminds us we must find the way back to our voice if we hope to recover our humanness Reda the attacker was eventually arrested for a petty crime Police say the DNA matches what was found in Louis’s apartment The case has not yet come to trial though Louis has said in an interview that “my grandfather and my cousin were in prison I’ve seen the inhumanity of putting someone in a cage When they get out they can be much violent So there is a double violence He raped me he tried to kill me I hate him I detest him he destroyed things inside me that will probably never be rebuilt And yet I will never understand the idea of rejoicing at the imprisonment of someone else”In that same interview Louis says “After I was attacked I became hypersensitive to all forms of violence I’ve never told anyone this before but I remember a few days afterwards I watched an animal documentary where a group of fish were captured in a huge net and I started crying and cried for two hours And I thought to myself frankly when you see the violence of the world – the migrants who die the working class who are persecuted by people like Macron or Theresa May as they insult them make them out to be lazy cut the little they have When you see that and the transphobia the black people killed by police I just think it would be indecent these days for writers to talk of anything else but violence”


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Histoire de la violence ❰Epub❯ ➟ Histoire de la violence Author Édouard Louis – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk I met Reda on Christmas Eve 2012 I was going home after a meal with friends at around four in the morning He approached me in the street and finally I invited him up to my apartment He told me the sto I met Reda on Christmas Eve I was going home after a meal with friends at around four in the morning He approached me in the street and finally I invited him up to my apartment He told me the story of his childhood and how his father had come to France having fled Algeria We spent the rest of the night together talking Histoire de PDF or laughing At around o'clock he pulled out a gun and said he was going to kill me He insulted me strangled and raped me The next day the medical and legal proceedings began History of Violence retraces the story of that night and looks at immigration dispossession racism desire and the effects of trauma in an attempt to understand and to outline a history of violence its origins its reasons and its causes.