After the violence, the silence came. Around three years passed, to Virginie Despentes began to process those day in July of 1986, she and a friend, when the tramp of the three men had been raped. But it was only when another friend a Similar fate, mind, the now 20-Year-old, that this experience would shape them forever, and the employment to never end.
first of all, you sought advice in books and experienced a painful Surprise: There was nothing, "this Trauma has not been included in the literature. No woman has taken after a rape, the words help and the theme of a novel made of it. Anything that guides or accompanies," she writes in her biographical-feminist Essay, "King Kong theory", which was released in 2006 in France, and now in a new German Translation is available. to zoom out,
This gap in the literature, Virginie Despentes has been working since its 1994 debut novel "Baise-moi" (dt.: "Wolves catch"). These later filmed story about two young women, the mass arrest of the men to shoot low, like a revenge, scream, a shrill indictment of the structural violence of a Patriarchal society. The motif of the young avenging angel appears in the second part of their best-selling trilogy about "The life of Vernon Subutex": Aïcha and Céleste invaded the nasty film producers Laurent Dopalet and tattooing the word "rapist" on the back.
femininity is for Despents the art of Servility
The final part of the Saga of the homeless that has become Ex-record dealer in Subutex, which rises to the Guru of a group of Lost in Paris, Dopalet as a broken man. He makes the Tattoo with a further cover, then hardly out of the house and looks continuous series. However, in the second, stronger half of the book is a different man from his lethargy to tear him and helps him to pay it off, Céleste home twice and three times. You will act of two Hells Angels hard abused, raped, and then from one of the two week long kept prisoner, and repeatedly raped.
you don't want to then talk to the police, nothing – the typical shame and silence mechanism. Virginie Despentes has overcome him at the time, because you don't want to be seen as victims. She worked a while as a prostitute, what she describes as a decisive stage in the own reconstruction. A Self-Empowerment. This, as well as by the scandal-mongering of the "Baise-moi"movie, they turned together with porn actress Coralie Trinh Thi, she has learned a lot about the construction of the gender hierarchy, they are analyzed in "King Kong theory" sharp as a knife – by the way, in the MeToo debate suitable. Despentes comes to the conclusion that "femininity is fornication. The art of Servility. (...) In the mass it is the custom to behave as an Inferior.“ Don't notice men like that? No thanks, says the Parisian writer. Since it is rather loud, free and strong as King Kong.
Unsparing look at the losers of a divided country
It is a brutal world that she describes with her powerful language. Just like in the novel, "Vernon Subutex 3", is re-told from Chapter way of changing perspective. A multi-level of burglary by the violence suggested in the morning. As will be mentioned soon, that from Subutex long as the root of space used by the tree in the Buttes - Chaumont Park was overturned in the case of construction work – a metaphor for the Breaking of the cross-country parents, a Hippie troupe, the now cult revered DJ Subutex, which accepts everything in a passive, relaxed way.
and Then the action is shifting more and more back to Paris, where as a hyena well-known private detective and protector of the clan gasps at your arrival: "The poverty has spread, as someone in the streets and U-Bahn would have-speed tilting a bag of misfortune. It is a cursed Installation, the capital has become a gallery of the atrocities, a daily Demonstration of what refuse the man his next to is capable of.“ As in the first two Parts of the conservation features lots of views of the losers, and Broken in a socially deeply divided country, the Finale of the trilogy. This time, the trauma is added by the Islamist attacks in the year 2015.
Virginie Despentes is again close to the hatred thoughts against minorities and feminists, but also to the emerging resistance against the intolerable excesses of neoliberalism. Some of the chapters during the "Nuit debout"-demonstrations on the Place de la République in March 2016. Here are the homeless Olga climbs on a crate and holds up a formidable four – book-page – of speech against the cynicism of the ruling class. A how you could use the yellow West.More about
Virginie Despentes, and her novel, "Vernon Subutex" The sky over ParisGerrit Bartels
Virginie Despentes : King Kong theory. From the French by Barbara Heber-Schärer & Claudia Steinitz, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne, 2018, 154 p., 10 €.
Virginie Despentes: The life of Vernon Subutex 3. From the French by Claudia Steinitz. Roman. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne, 2018, 416 p., 22 €.