Nora, The Ape-Woman

Nora, The Ape-Woman *

( French - Nora, la guenon devenue femme - 1929 )

novel by Félicien Champsaur

translated by Brian Stableford

Published: Black Coat Press - trade paperback - 2015
ISBN: 161227403X / 9781612274034

This novel is the story of two hybrids, a beautiful dancer, offspring of an orangutan & a human scientist, who has been further humanized by surgery, & the son of a native woman & the part-human orang-utan Ouha, King of the Apes. It's concern is with evolutionary history & the true nature of the simian & human species; it deals with the scientific modification of such species by means of surgery, thus enhancing the human condition, ultimately leading to the creation of supermen & the conquest of death.
Despite various critical claims made of it, Nora refuses to be racist & proudly claims that supposedly civilized white men are not superior to other races, or even species. It is a story of the triumph of animality, & argues that such triumph is not something of which we should be ashamed.


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