I have just reached the age of 34, life’s midpoint. “” So commences Frenchman Michel Leiris’ odd-ball autobiography, an elegant example of existential. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Manhood by Michel Leiris. “Not only one of the frankest of autobiographies, but also a brilliantly written book, Leiris’ Manhood mingles memories, philosophic reflections, sexual revelation.

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Manhood – Michel Leiris

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Manhood: A Journey from Childhood into the Fierce Order of Virility by Michel Leiris

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Manhood: A Journey from Childhood into the Fierce Order of Virility

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Showing of 2 reviews. One of his major interests is the history of psychiatry: Leiris saw in this diptych a kind of crystallization of his obsessions: I read this book first when I was in my early 20s, again a decade later, and now, at 42, I’ve The Raft of the Medusa. Manhood is a work of autobiographical self-analysis, Michel Leiris — who begins this work at age thirty-four — often almost clinically assessing himself and how he got to this point “life’s mid-point”in particular by looking back to his childhood and youth.


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