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Roland Barthes wrote an introduction to one of his books Eden Eden Eden – a work of which Michel Foucault remarked: “I have never read anything like it in any . Using that experience and his hallucinations on the battlefields he wrote several books in his early 20s, including ‘s Eden Eden Eden. This edition is a much-revised translation of the out of print English version originally published in It also includes new translations of the original prefaces.

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Inhe published Tombeau pour cinq cent mille soldats later released in English as Tomb forSoldiers.

Aug 18, Cecily rated it really liked it Shelves: There is no separation of perversion and life; it is one in the same. There is no pleasure in this book; the acts within snuff life out of the characters, bringing the brutality of war to l I often wden this type of writing a tacky gimmick, so despite high praises by Foucault, Barthes, etc.

Set in a polluted and apocal Eden, Eden, Eden – Pierre Guyotat’s legendary novel of atrocity and multiple obscenities – finally appears in English.

One who finishes this book, cover to cover, page by page, sentence by sentence is as much a warrior as Guyotat.

Snot, farts, blood, spit, urine, greasy pubic hairs, sweat, pimples–he forces us to see what we ordinarily soft-focus out of the picture. Guyotat looks directly at these things. Words are not merely theory– to reduce writing to that single aspect makes about as much sense as reducing the whole human being to a biochemical machine, or to say that a painting is simply dabs of color on a canvas. Guyotat’s world is a horrendous schizophreni I suppose a reprint of Guyotat’s long out-of-print Eden, Eden, Even is as good a reason as any to re-read it.


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The blocks of text across every page are mostly pornographic, Not for the faint of heart, would recommend to those who need a next level up on from the likes of Story of the Eye.

See 1 question about Eden, Eden, Eden…. It is hard to breathe when reading this book. I suppose edenn reprint of Guyotat’s long out-of-print Eden, Eden, Eden is as good a reason as any to re-read it.

Jon Cone rated it it was amazing Apr 01, Jun guyogat, Anne rated it liked it. Think the cut-ups of Wm. The text consists of a single uninterrupted paragraph of pages describing in excruciatingly minute mechanical detail an unending series of copulatory acts without any seeming point but to emphasize the slime, stench, and excretions of living bodies.

It is pornography in its most naked, powerful, raw state. I doubt Guyotat hoped people liked his book but if tuyotat an adventurous reader read it to see what it is: We get it, Pierre, you’ve got my attention. Kind of like Burroughs, without recording Brace yourself: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Share your thoughts with other customers. Or you’ll just get bored and say, “Who does this guy think he is? Twenty to guyptat pages would be plenty for what instead was an exhausting page trudge through clumsy and disjointed perversion, made additionally difficult by the book’s frustrating language.


Éden, Éden, Éden / Pierre Guyotat

There is also no story to make you want to follow the grossness to some end. In Julyhe was invited to Cuba, along with other writers, where he travelled to the Sierra Maestra with Fidel Castro. Considering his history with writing, I actually wouldn’t be surprised if this is actually the case. Kind of like Burroughs, without recording technologies.

Sep 24, Jordaan Mason rated it it was amazing Shelves: From toGuyotat gave a series of readings and performances of his work all over Europe. Which is odd for a three star review, but here’s the thing: I found this book to be so boring and repititious that I gave up somewhere around page Now fuck off until you have 2. Ellipses of letters or words, neologisms and phonetic transcriptions of Arabic speaking utterances make it difficult to understand.

There are guyogat hard stops. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. It’s guyotst uncomfortable book to read and it succeeds precisely because it is so viscerally uncomfortable to read. So much so that it feels at times like you are being battered repeatedly by the sexual imagery, which comes repetitively, disgustingly, and, overall, sort of numbingly in almost every line of the text.

Sort of a worst-case scenario to best case scenario sort of movement, maybe? This is not a pleasant read and I do not recommend it for the squeamish.