Moravagine with Ryan Alexander

Episode 11 April 16, 2024 01:21:15
Moravagine with Ryan Alexander
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Moravagine with Ryan Alexander

Apr 16 2024 | 01:21:15


Show Notes

Writer and co-host of the Vollmannia podcast Ryan Alexander joins us to discuss Moravagine, first published in 1926. The novel was written by Blaise Cendrars (given name: Frédéric-Louis Sauser) and translated from French by Alan Brown. The plot involves a monstrous criminal who, once released from a mental hospital, goes on a worldwide killing spree before returning to Europe to fight in World War I. We talk about the book's unique representation of violence, its social commentary on misogyny and antisemitism, and the false promises of progress.

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