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The Silence

The Silence Originally published in Norway in The Silence Stillheten is the third and final book of what has become known as The History of Bestiality trilogy Dufour Editions is very pleased to have publish

  • Title: The Silence
  • Author: Jens Bjørneboe Esther Greenleaf Mürer
  • ISBN: 9780802313331
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback
  • Originally published in Norway in 1973, The Silence Stillheten is the third and final book of what has become known as The History of Bestiality trilogy Dufour Editions is very pleased to have published in the United States the first two novels in this trilogy Moment of Freedom and Powderhouse and now, with The Silence, to make all three novels available in EnglisOriginally published in Norway in 1973, The Silence Stillheten is the third and final book of what has become known as The History of Bestiality trilogy Dufour Editions is very pleased to have published in the United States the first two novels in this trilogy Moment of Freedom and Powderhouse and now, with The Silence, to make all three novels available in English for the very first time It will give readers a chance to experience first hand Bjorneboe s remarkable, fierce, and even savage fictional inquiry into what he saw as the nature of evil in the twentieth century.As with the first two novels in the trilogy, The Silence also rejects the traditional modes of fiction to posit instead an essay like novel of ideas, philosophy, and argumentation It is, in fact, even further removed from the loose fictional form of the two previous protocols, and owes to the works of Foucault, Girard, and Sartre Described by Bjorneboe as an anti novel and absolutely final Protocol, The Silence was ahead of its time in its critique and discussion of the post colonialist world Here the inquiring narrator explores not just European history, as he did in the first two novels, but the crimes committed by Europeans against the rest of humanity in the name of expansion and conquest Set in an unnamed country in northern Africa, the narrator is looking at Europe from the outside With his friend Ali, an African revolutionary intellectual, he discusses in epic fashion the history of colonialism Cortez destruction of the Aztec empire and Pisarro s of the Incas were crimes of genocide comparable with Hitler s against the Jews, and Columbus s glorious discovery of America becomes simplyan act of colonialism He engages in imaginary conversations with Columbus, Robespierre, God, and Satan He becomes totally immersed in what he perceives as the world s wickedness As he tells us I don t believe that humanity is evil, nor that humanity is good I believe that a human being is partly evil and partly good Which side shall be permitted to grow and develop depends on ourselves On a planet where people have freely chosen to let themselves be burned alive for the sake of truth, the good must have great possibilities The court sat, the charges were read, the witnesses heard, the evidence presented, humanity was found guilty I kept the trial records these are the protocols, these three novels This is the History of Bestiality Now, is the silence As Bjorneboe puts it in the third and final novel, there is a transformation in humanity brewing and whether it will result in total destruction or a redeemed humanity is unknown, but we do have the possibility the potential, the humanity of cooperating in our own redemption.Despite its presentation of horrors and man s inhumanity to man, and its grim portrayal of the narrator s long plunge into the tunnel of depression, The Silence does not depress It praises man s immeasurable capacity for good man is the destroyer of all things, but also the renewer of all things Given what man has done to his fellow man in just these last few years, in Africa, in Latin America, in South America, in Eastern Europe, the twenty five years that have passed since this novel was first published have not diminished its relevance or its urgency.

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    1. The clearest of the three volumes in "The History of Bestiality," the language and structure of this one seem more aerodynamic. As in Powderhouse, things take off when, instead of an essay on the history of excecutions and executioners, the narrator Jean relays the history of the eradication of the Aztecs and Incas by Cortez and Pizarro. Not the best book to read leading up to Christmas, since it rips the church at every turn for its genocidal predelications. Often jibed with current events (the [...]

    2. The last book in Bjørneboe's The History of Bestiality and it is as disillusioning and sad as the other two. Bjørneboe relentlessly examines Western imperialism, slavery and general warmongering and he doesn't give you any breaks: this is how it was, this is what humans are like, this is what we do to each other. I've always thought that the central issue that Bjørneboe was dealing with wasn't just to look at the cruelty we inflict upon one another, but also to try to understand why we do the [...]

    3. msarki.tumblr/post/8288414The silence referred to, it is important to note, is the calm before the storm. For example, the eery quiet just before a hurricane. And this silence exists it seems for the somber hope present in the moments before a revolution. Because there is no story to begin with, and the text at first appears boringly political in its talk of revolution, and the words go on and on in such a way that offers doubt for any hope of entertainment, still a reader such as myself buckles [...]

    4. [from Powderhouse; Book 2 in the History of Bestiality]This is an anti-novel, so the narrative must be anti-fictional.From a town in Northern Africa the narrator, Jean, – slightly insane, but rather reliable – takes us on yet another journey of human bestialities. Watch the Indians being slaughtered by Cortez in Mexico, and the Incas butchered by Pizarro in Peru. Learn about the suffering brought on to peoples outside Europe by the Christian missionaries. Meet historical figures like Columbu [...]

    5. ქვეყნიერების სამხეცეში ორი ძალაა: სასამართლო და ეკლესია, მოსამართლე და მღვდელი, იურუსტი ლენინი და თეოლოგი სტალინი. ეს ორი მეცნიერება განუყოფელია."ჰო. ყველაფერი უწინდებურად გრძელდება. დაა [...]

    6. part 3 of the history of beastiality trilogy by jens bjørneboe. if you can find them, you may all as well pick up all three, for if you only get the first, after loving it so much, it shan't be so easy to find the latter two.

    7. Third Novel in the trilogy of bestiality, this time about colonisation. Serves as a conclusion, and makes a logical (in my understanding) link to his last Novel Sharks.

    8. Fantastisk bok! Anbefaler hele bestialitetens historie uten noen tvil. Selv om alle bøkene er veldig dystre

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