Devil in the Flesh


David Barbenel performing a beautiful forty minute piece inspired by Raymond Radiguet’s Devil in the Flesh.

Live mix by Inga Tillere.

Devil in the Flesh is Radiguet’s account of first love, one of the most startling literary debuts of all time. The anguish, joy and misery of adolescence, observed with a cruel, unsentimental perspicuity, and recorded in a style of classic simplicity.

‘I have never been a dreamer. What seemed a dream to others more credulous than I appeared to me as real as cheese is to the cat, in spite of the glass cover over it. Yet the cover exists for all that.

If the cover breaks, the cat is the gainer, even if it is his master who breaks it and cuts his hands on it.’


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