Pornografia -OR- How the orchestrated use of sex & violence can expose more about a society in change than either alone
Week 2 of 52:
Pornografia by Witold Gombrowicz
-OR- Suck it motion picture association of america!
Translated from it’s original Polish, this book takes a look at the perhaps subtle, perhaps chokingly obvious changes to the social mores of post-war Polland.
There are moments in this prose where you are lost to the horror & find yourself longing for the two old men’s obsession with the young to culminate in all their frenzied desires - even as the plot twists you towards murderous intent, you long for the release of tensions created by their imagined & fabricated sexuality.
Few (if any) worlds I’ve encountered in either film or literature mix this kind of overt sexuality & violence together until at once, nothing but a bloody, orchestrated end will satisfy…
-apologies for the brevity of this post, house guests & hours of writing do not a good host make-
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