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Hecate and Her Dogs

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Hecate and Her Dogs, set in the 1920s, is the story of a love affair which turns into a nightmare. The narrator, sent to an African country to run a branch of a large French bank, begins a liaison with Clotilde, only to discover in her unexpected and shocking depths of perversity. Tense and bleak, Hecate and Her Dogs is a novella of high literary quality and disconcerting ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by Pushkin Collection (first published January 9th 2002)
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Justin Evans
Sep 13, 2015 Justin Evans rated it really liked it
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Some books seem really contemporary, long after they were published. Some, like this one, do not. Not only was Morand a Nazi sympathiser and Petainist, he also palled around with Coco Chanel. The disgust is overpowering. At the same time, Ezra Pound translated him, and Marcel Proust wrote a preface to that volume. The man was a prick, but a talented prick.

This little book, then, will only appeal to people who aren't convinced that bad politics necessarily leads to bad literature, i.e., this boo
May 30, 2015 Misha rated it did not like it
Hecate and Her Dogs, or: Straight White Boy Discovers that Women have Feelings and Desires and Shit and Starts to Project his Own Pedophilia on His Mistress.

Written in the 50s, set in the 20s, this is *the* go-to novel if you want to read sexism in a terribly florid French writing style. Either the (English) translation I read was not that great, or the original is to blame. We will never know.
Christine Cather
Jun 28, 2010 Christine Cather rated it did not like it
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Darkish but easy to read, about the difficulty of sexual relating.An interesting walk in the dark woods.
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Paul Morand was a French diplomat, novelist, playwright and poet, considered an early Modernist.

He was a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (better known as Sciences Po). During the pre-war period, he wrote many short books which are noted for their elegance of style, erudition, narrative concision, and for the author's observation of the countries he visited combined with his mi
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