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Diary of an Innocent by Tony Duvert

Diary of an Innocent (1976)

by Tony Duvert

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"Now for the first time, Duvert's most highly crafted novel is available in English. Poetic, brutally frank, and outright shocking, Diary of an Innocent recounts the risky experiences of a sexual adventurer among a tribe of adolescent boys in an imaginary setting that suggests North Africa. More reverie than narrative, Duvert's Diary presents a cascading series of portraits of the narrator's adolescent sexual partners and their culture, and ends with a fanciful yet rigorous construction of a reverse world in which marginal sexualities have become the norm."--Publisher's website.… (more)



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The only novel by Tony Duvert presently available in English is in part a pornographic diary of the narrator's sexual exploits with adolescent boys, but it also functions as a critique of the bourgeoisie and an attack on the formulation of the family in modern capitalist society. Duvert's sexual libertinism with boys that are waifs and impoverished hustlers functions as an extreme and outlying model of rebellion against the capitalist machinations of the family that cultivate children as workhorses with the stinging whip of morality. In between blowjobs, rimming, and philosophical diatribes rest memorable descriptions of the subdued beauty of peasant boys and ravaged colonial houses in which the narrator stews and ruminates. This is a difficult and at times unsettling novel, but beneath whatever readers may find unnerving or objectionable is a blistering indictment of heteronormativity, middle class values, and bourgeois hypocrisy. ( )
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Translation of 1976 novel 'Journal d’un innocent' ( )
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