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Mademoiselle de Maupin review ↠ 0 A woman uses her incredible beauty to captivate both d'Albert a young poet and disguised as a man his mistress Rosette In this sho. How does Michelangelo manage to cut out slices of marble as if he were a child carving a chestnut What steel went into the making of those unbending chisels And what sturdy hips have borne all the prolific artists and craftsmen who find no matter resistant but make their dreams flow freely out into the fullness of colour and bronze Mademoiselle de Maupin I don t think this book is as shocking as the synopsis make out in fact if you do read the synopsis you will know exactly what the story is going to be about And that s one thing I find interesting about the classics there s to the story than the actual story if that makes sense What I mean is in addition to the story we know we re getting you will in this case be surprised by the art critiue feminist critiue and so on So spoilers aren t really spoilersThe story revolves around D Albert who is bored and wants a mistress Only a very beautiful one though D Albert is obsessed with beauty and despite his love of the female form is very misogynisticPoems only convey the ghost of beauty not beauty itself The painter achieves a exact semblance but it is only a semblance A sculpture contains all the reality which something totally false can possess It can be viewed from many sides it casts a shadow and can be touchedThis is an epistolary novel a novel form I really fell in love with after reading The Colour Purple and Les Liaisions Dangereuses Another thing that made this novel special was Gautier s incredible writing style which was supplemented by the fact he has a very artistic eye and knows a lot about art There are so many passages in the book that could very well have been describing paintingsI like the allusions to the ancient Greeks The feminism in this book was very surprising unexpected from a male French writer from that time at least to meThe reality is that neither of these two sexes is mine I possess neither the foolish submissiveness nor the shyness not the mean spiritness of women I do not have the vices of men their disgusting vile nature and their brutal inclinations I am of a third separate sex which does not yet have a name higher or lower than them inferior or superior I have the body and soul of a woman the mind and strength of a man and I have too much or not enough of the one or the other to be able to pair up with eitherSo not exactly shocking but very beautifully written

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Mademoiselle de Maupin review ↠ 0 Cking tale of sexual deception Gautier draws readers into the bedrooms and boudoirs of a French château in a compelling explorati. Sex is everywhere except in sexuality R Barthes Eroticism seduces sex into a passionate euphoria the games of seduction upstages the terminating biological process Sex is limited seduction is limitless performing aesthetic gestural plays of sensual rituals challenging moralistic foundations Seduction is always singular and sublime than sex and it commands the higher price Baudrillard Liberation of passion from its didactic shackles love being embraced with a poetic mirage the beauty of love in its immoralist exhibit a virtuous revolt of unattainable love being the ultimate allure Not that this game is perverse What is perverse is what perverts the order of the terms but here there are no longer any terms to pervert only signs to seduce Baudrillard Seduction Theophile Gautier s elaboration of his self coined phrase Art for art s sake is a celebration of identifying the splendor of love in it pure form a bohemian expression of devoted possession that nurture the radicalism in a poet s despair Poetry is aesthetically alluring prose is insipid clean as water Dream of love weep in its agony clinch its vices and contemplate in its ruins for nothing corrupts like not being lovedMadelaine de Maupin was far from being a virginal bashful maiden In a self revolt to the ritualistic regulations of finding an appropriate suitor she is determined to find about men and their world by disguising as a man Her tomboyish persona and an acute swordsmanship help TheodoreMlleMaupin to explore the chivalrous masuerade of men The impeccable cover up beueaths Theodore with his first tryst with potential love as Rosette succumbs to his couettish charm and passionately falls in love with Theodore Theo himself herself is romantically inclined to Rosette far enough as to take care not to hurt Rosette s feelings when the love becomes distant The love exhibited between the two also later with D Albert is truly in its aesthetic form devoid of any sexual encounters Chastity was the main element among the three characters when they define their respected love When Maupin Theodore can no longer control the events with Rosette in their bedroom flees leaving Rosette heartbroken with an unfulfilled love As the novel progresses into a mesh of passions flying all over the corresponding letters Theodore finds himself being the object of affection of D Albert D Albert is stunned by the fact that his true love is man and desires Theodore to be a woman as he cannot fathom his uandary of deciding the legitimacy of his love How can he love Theodore so fervently and not Rosette who has been his mistress for months Maupin does not reveal the true identity of Theodore in favor of genuine love not being tarnished by debaucheryGautier was free thinker who looked up to Victor Hugo and Charles Fourier among other iconoclasts emphasizing that justifying an artistic pursuit unvalued the core of its aesthetics He flirts with the aspects of bisexuality and gender restriction in this proposal of love delineated through letters written by the characters is par above gender restriction societal prejudices purely love in its crude form Gautier did not corrupt the seductive atmosphere of the plot with sexual tryst or any sort of its elaboration and feted the inspiration of wild pleasures that go beyond physical normalization The offset of bisexuality in Maupin s life with her unbridled passion for Rosette was marred with the thought of revealing the uncouth reality I wonder if Rosette would indulge in Maupin s sensuality if she knew who the real identityAlthough my skepticism take a plunge in the concluding chapter when Rosette and Theodore indulge in their last of wild passion with the maid discovering pearls which Maupin was wearing while clearing out the bed clothes Or for that matter D Albert who insisted on calling Theodore by his theatre name Rosalind in a bid to save himself from accepting the idea of falling in love with a man Love captures all is not what people preach and yet we as a society fail to accept the very aspect of enlightened love by negotiating unwanted gender bias laws We live in a free world with shackled outlook Gautier based his heroine Maupin in a world where lovers were clandestine in their actions and marriages were of a formal engagement Similar to Victor Margueritte s sketch ofLa Gar onneMoniue Lerbier Maupin gives me goose bumps The very idea of a woman revolting against the societal norm is still very appeasing to me In a culture where the sacredness of arranged marriages is still preserved and casteism many a times becomes a debating factor in conjugal associations sexually liberation is veiled under sanctimonious hypocrisy it s an elation to interpret such an ardent work of sheer romanticismIs love virtuous Fair enough I believe so When human emotions integrate within the trance of love its illusionary beauty penetrates deeper into moralizing vortex of genuine emotions The heart upstages the eyes I reckon that must be the sole reason of Theodore vanishing from the lives of Rosette and D Albert desiring that they share the passion of their love The life of a lover or a poet may seem rousing to those whose naivety to the melancholic fatigue is reminiscent to a child on a realism threshold Even though the society has lost of its right to be artless and bashful with its marriage to civilization there are times when a poem cannot be read solely as a poem for there is a possibility of its artistic consciousness being ruined by the colorless prose of sincere love

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Mademoiselle de Maupin review ↠ 0 On of desire and sexual intrigue and gives voice to a longing which is larger in scope namely the wish for completeness in oneself. There s no reason why I should hide it I m in love with Th ophile Gautier Nevermind what you think For me he s the greatest poet and author of the worldI read in French Mademoiselle de Maupin years ago I ll reread it as soon as possible Why should you read it because here s what Th ophile said in his prefaceThere s nothing in the world that goes faster than a virginity that runs away and that an illusion that flies away After all there is perhaps no big trouble and the science of all things might be preferable to the ignorance of all things It s a uestion that I leave to debate to scholars than me The fact remains that the world cannot pretend any being modest and virtuous and I think it s too old to be childish and virginal without making itself ridiculousOK translation is mine please forgive me Theo

  • Paperback
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  • Mademoiselle de Maupin
  • Théophile Gautier
  • English
  • 27 July 2020
  • 9780140448139