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[Nettime-nl] Octave Mirbeau and the turpitudes of Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Octave Mirbeau and the turpitudes of Dominique Strauss-Kahn

July 3, 2011 by Tjebbe van Tijen

For the illustrated version see

[détournement of a film scene of the 1964 Bunuel movie 'Diary of a chambermaid']

My morning association reading the news of the release of DSK: Strauss-Kahn and Octave Mirbeau who wrote in the year 1900 the novel ‘Diary of a chambermaid’ (Le Journal d’une femme de chambre) giving voice to a maidservant: “Through her eyes, which perceive the world through keyholes, he shows us the foul-smelling hidden sides of high society, the ‘moral bumps’ of the dominating classes, and the turpitudes of the bourgeois society that he assails. Mirbeau’s story undresses the members of high society of their superficial probity, revealing them in the undergarments of their moral flaws: their hypocrisy and perversions.” (1)

Here we see Strauss-Kang enacting a scene of the novel for filmmaker Bunuel together with Jeanne Moreau, if only DSK had limited himself to shoe-fetishism...

(1) citation from Wikipedia:

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