A Parisian antique dealer with a lust for corpses indulges his macabre fetish in this faux shocking novella by the late Wittkop (–). THE NECROPHILIAC BY GABRIELLE WITTKOP. Last Christmas I decided I was going to buy my mother some books. She has always been a. The Necrophiliac, Wittkop’s first novel, is structured as a series of entries in the diary of Lucien, the eponymous corpse-lover and owner of.

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Moreover, Wittkop committed suicide inafter having contracted lung cancer [which my mother also has].

Actually, any thriller or historically accurate description of war atrocities is far more gruesome for all the pain suffered by the living. Well, part of the reason is that I have lately found myself running short on books to read, and have, as a result, turned to more genre fiction, the kind necropgiliac thing that I have until now not fully explored.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Another possible problem with The Necrophiliac is that it is hecrophiliac too short, clocking in at under one hundred pages, in a book that is less than standard dimensions. A House in Santiago by Luis Sepu Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


He does have a point there. Suzanne, my beautiful Lily the joy of my soul and of my flesh, had started to marbeleise with violet patches. And the astonishing opening of The Necrophiliac can be seen as a kind of hurdle. She announced her intentions to her editor in a farewell letter: So I nrcrophiliac myself somewhat discomfited when, on the tube, I took out this book and started reading.

She is the great mathematician who gives the exact value to th Suzanne, my beautiful Lily the joy of my soul and of my flesh, had started to marbeleise with violet patches. It is his aphrodisiac. His specific sexual desire permits him to attribute what he believes are the individual motivations of the dead. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Well, part of the reason is that Nfcrophiliac have lately found myself running short on books to read, and have, as a result, gabriellr to more genre fiction, the kind of thing that I have until now not fully explored.


The Necrophiliac by Gabrielle Wittkop – review

The story centers around a necrophiliac and his lovers that he brings from the cemeteries. We’re presented with the diary of Lucien, an antique dealer whose sexual orientation encompasses only the dead.

Necrophiilac is no other involved in the act, beyond what the perpetrator projects on the object; it is an entirely solitary act. Nabokov’s nymphets may have a few good years in them, but a corpse I wanted their bodies, which so often in life had to call to each other in secret, to be united finally in death.

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The Necrophiliac – Gabrielle Wittkop

Before I move onto discussing just how unpleasant large parts of this little book are, I want to return to something that I wrote in the previous paragraph, something that might strike you as odd or inconsistent. Her dentures have been removed, which causes her cheeks to sink in, but when I strip off her awful nylon blouse, she surprises me with the breasts of a young woman: Lucien himself deems his final affair—a torrid threesome in which he is the only participant with a heartbeat—the apotheosis of the necrophiliac form, and the climax pun unintended!

This story is brought to you by the letter “B,” for “Bombyx. Oct 09, Abner rated it really liked it. His love for them is uncompromising and inconsiderate. Last Christmas I decided I was going to buy my mother some books.

There’s a lightness to his tone, too, which works well given the darkness of the subject matter; one can almost hear his sigh as he admits: For more than three decades, Lucien — one of the most notorious characters in the history of the novel — has haunted the imaginations of readers around the world. Orthofer5 August But I very quickly was.


The Necrophiliac is a morbidly engrossing read that anyone interested in horror or gothic literature might want to check out. To ask other readers questions about The Necrophiliacplease sign up. But sex acts that should be shocking or revolting are rendered in such beautiful prose, and narrated by such an intriguing character, that you’ll be rapt from beginning to end.

Gabrielle Wittkop

Her first book, on the German writer E. Wittkop gets the worst over with quickly; the gurgling on the second page of his story is about the nastiest thing she throws in the reader’s face — but, admittedly, there’s a lot of off-putting stuff in the book, though most of it is artfully presented. Uncomfortable reads can, and often do, have great merit. Yet, there is such intelligence and care in this novella it’s as if she dares you to read it despite the revolting aspect necrophiliad Lucien.

This book is basically something pages of shock value with no clear plot beyond the protagonist retrieves and molests a variety of corpses, which becomes redundant after you complete the first interlude.

He explains witktop he goes about his business — generally digging up fresh graves this aspect of his story doesn’t sound entirely realistic, but necrophiljac gives him the benefit of the doubtand then disposing of them in the Seine after he’s had his way with them. The way he looks at death might be described as liberating. The prose is beautiful, maybe even elevating; however,the images and the content are perverse.