Babyfucker reviewed by Nick Montfort

Babyfucker_Urs_Allemann_Front_CoverOn his blog, Post Position, Nick Montfort discusses Urs Allemann’s Babyfucker, translated by Peter Smith, calling it “far more disturbing than the title suggests.” He goes on to say:

The book, written by a Swiss author, spawned a controversy in Germany in 1991. It begins unabashedly with the sentence “I fuck babies,” which the narrator declares to be his sentence. It is the reader’s sentence, too. However, there are no detailed representations of infant pedophilia. There is terse, detached description of an impossible garret, filled with baskets of babies, supplied with a spigot and drain for morphine-laced milk; trepidation at humanity and new life; a man who sees himself in the mirror as a baby — then as made up, limb by limb, of babies.

Read the full review at Post Position.

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