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ISBN: 0434045780
Author: Gilbert ADAIR
Language: English
Publisher: Heinemann; 1st ed edition (1988)
Pages: 160
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.6
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The Holy Innocents (1988) is a novel by Gilbert Adair about French siblings and the stranger who enters their world.

The Holy Innocents (1988) is a novel by Gilbert Adair about French siblings and the stranger who enters their world. Its themes were inspired by Jean Cocteau's novel Les Enfants Terribles (The Holy Terrors) and by the film of the same name directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. The book has been printed in hardcover and paperback only once. The Holy Innocents was revised in conjunction with the development of the film, however, and this new version has been published under the title The Dreamers.

Gilbert Adair wrote The Holy Innocents a few years ago (which I haven't read). When Bertolucci wanted to film it, Adair wrote the screenplay and rewrote the novel as The Dreamers, although in an epilogue he explains that the book and film are deliberately different. The story is set in Paris in the riots of May 68 and concerns a young American student who befriends twins at an arthouse cinema they regularly attend. A knowledge Gilbert Adair wrote The Holy Innocents a few years ago (which I haven't read).

1988) A Romance A novel by Gilbert Adair. Adair's novel was itself homage to Jean Cocteau's novel THE HOLY TERRORS, about incestuous siblings and the stranger who enters their world. Basis for Bernardo Bertolucci's film THE DREAMERS, set during the 1968 student uprisings in Paris about two siblings, a brother and a sister,. who draw a repressed American student into their games involving homosexuality, incest and sadism. Genre: General Fiction. Praise for this book.

Paris in the spring of 1968. In May 1968, a brother and sister, young, clever and aristocratic, and incestuously involved, become friends with an American who is studying film in Paris

In May 1968, a brother and sister, young, clever and aristocratic, and incestuously involved, become friends with an American who is studying film in Paris. When their parents go on vacation, they invite the American to stay with them in their flat, where they start to play games.

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Adair (Hollywood's Vietnam, Alice Through the Needle's Eye) writes sensuously and delicately of incestuous twins who lure a young American into a life of playacting and fluid sexual identity. Guillaume and Danielle, the twins, along with Mathew, the American, are devotees-or "rats"-of the CinÇmatheque Francaise. Mathew, polymorphously perverse, loves the twins as though they were one person. An elegant, nostalgic tone poem to adolescent perversity in Paris in 1968. Adair (Hollywood's Vietnam, Alice Through the Needle's Eye) writes sensuously and delicately of incestuous twins who lure a young American into a life of playacting and fluid sexual identity.

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Gilbert Adair, while writing the screenplay for Bernardo Bertolucci's 2003 film adaptation, revised this novel more to his liking and re-published it under the title The Dreamers (another change the author preferred). For a completest, this is a necessary read. Its a real treat to compare both versions of the novel as a physical example of creative evolution.

Gilbert Adair published novels, essays, translations, children’s books and poetry. A version of this book originally entitled The Holy Innocents was published in 1988. He also wrote screenplays, including The Dreamers from his own novel for Bernardo Bertolucci. Published as The Dreamers in 2003. by Faber & Faber Limited.

No part of this book may be reproduced. Its reception was such, in consequence, that my latest book could lay claim to rather more than the tepid aura of anticipation that had always been my lot. To this work I had given the title The Gentrification of the Void.

Paris in the spring of 1968. The city is beginning to emerge from hibernation and an obscure spirit of social and political renewal is in the air. Yet Theo, his twin sister Isabelle and Matthew, an American student they have befriended, think only of immersing themselves in another, addictive form of hibernation: moviegoing at the Cinematheque Francaise. Night after night, they take their place beside their fellow cinephiles in the very front row of the stalls and feast insatiably off the images that flicker across the vast white screen.

Denied their nightly 'fix' when the French government suddenly orders the Cinematheque's closure, Theo, Isabelle and Matthew gradually withdraw into a hermetically sealed universe of their own creation, an airless universe of obsessive private games, ordeals, humiliations and sexual jousting which finds them shedding their clothes and their inhibitions with equal abandon. A vertiginous free fall interrupted only, and tragically, when the real world outside their shuttered apartment succeeds at last in encroaching on their delirium.

The study of a three-sided relationship whose perverse eroticism contrives nevertheless to conserve its own bruised purity, Gilbert Adair's first novel resembles no other work in recent English fiction. Belonging rather to the romantic French tradition of Les Enfants Terribles and Le Grand Meaulnes, brilliant in its narrative invention and startling in its imagery, The Holy Innocents represents a radical new departure for this uniquely versatile writer.

Comments:

Nilasida
Great Will order foreign this seller again if opp presents
Funky
Loved The Dreamers as a film, so thought I'd give the original story a try. About halfway through, and loving it so far. The characters' psychology most intrigues me. :)
Hulis
The best part about this edition is that it is the author's original version. Gilbert Adair, while writing the screenplay for Bernardo Bertolucci's 2003 film adaptation, revised this novel more to his liking and re-published it under the title The Dreamers (another change the author preferred). For a completest, this is a necessary read. Its a real treat to compare both versions of the novel as a physical example of creative evolution. Paired with the film there is an enriching gradation from original novel to screenplay to film to revised novel. I found a mint copy (hardcover for $60 at an amazing rare bookstore) so I don't know why these are all priced quite so high but if you gotta have it, then you gotta have it. You wont regret it.
Qus
The story of a US student drawn into the fantastical lives of twins during the street riots of Paris in 1968. Matthew is soon partaking in erotic affairs of the French brother and sister. A story that is utterly evocative of the entire era, with free love and liberal thoughts, with a sprinkling of music and old movies described in detail by an obvious fan of those mediums. Adair has written a controversial masterpiece. This was filmed a few years ago quite faithfully, to the credit of the filmmakers, who didn't shy away from the sexual content (thanks to the willingness of the young actors involved).The Dreamers (Original Uncut NC-17 Version)
Quphagie
If you like Cocteau, and you like "Pierre" by Melville, and you like "The Kiss" by K.Harrison then these "punters" ought to be just your cuppa tea. Nothing like a little incest rendered into "art" to keep things moving in a healthy direction. In short...these are just my kind of people and I enjoyed spending time with them. Also...this books obeys the first law of show business to the "nth degree" which is of course..."Always Leave Them Wanting MORE!!!" This little tome is short, sweet, and complete. Bravo...Bravo!

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