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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His language is refreshing and invigorating. Unfortunately, it is my opinion that the author meant to go beyond that into territory which obliterates the boundary of conscience. Nowadays, he is regarded as one of the greatest French novelists of all time and his writing has been endorsed by Edmund White, Michel Foucault and Roland Barthes.

Ich habe das Buch vor 25 Jahren dden Avignon auf einem Flohmarkt gekauft. Jun 25, Anne rated it liked it. Paperbackpages. Not consciousness, CON I read this book as part of a class, otherwise I would have put it down within a few seconds of picking it up. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I can I wouldn’t recommend it.

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But, I didn’t even enjoy not enjoying it. InGuyotat became a member of the French Communist Party, which he left in Amazon Eeen Food delivery from local restaurants. The reader gasps for breath, but there is no air to be found. He was called to Algeria in the same year. This extremely pornographic, epic narrative is not only utterly and completely unpalatable, it is edne inspired and enthralling.


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It is less so that you become desensitized to the endless scenes of bleakness, desolation, and seemingly aimless, mindless violence, and perverse pleasure derived from it, but more that you are too busy taking in the different sensations Guyotat presents to you to care.

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Language is Guyotat’s weapon, and he wields it ruthlessly, torturing the reader as his figures torture one another, with no rest to be found. Guyotat’s world is a horrendous schizophrenic hell of endless brutality, and his style unique here in Eden, consisting of strict, visceral language allows for no respite, for the book consists of one single, sprawling sentence, mutilated and torn by a barrage of semicolons, em dashes, slashes, and so on.

Inhe published Tombeau pour yuyotat cent mille soldats later released in English as Tomb forSoldiers. In fact I suspect that there’s something rather comical about edeen whole text.

During the s Guyotat was involved in various diverse protests: There are no pronouns used, and prepositions are hardly used: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Back in Paris, he got involved in journalism, writing first for France Observateur, then for Nouvel Observateur.

Set in a polluted and apocalyptic zone of the Algerian desert in a time of civil warfare, this delirious, lacerating novel brings scenes of brutal carnage into intimate collision with relentless acts of prostitutional sex and humiliation.

Mar 25, Chris rated it it was ok.

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There is no space between the spaces in between. Many would not brave the fire eeden this one. It is a masterpiece of literary innovation, which is taught on numerous university courses. This book sits acutely on the edge of nothing. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Between andPierre Guyotat travelled extensively in the Sahara. This book can cause permanent damage rden the psyche.

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Guyotst did not enjoy this book. This is not a pleasant read and I do not recommend it for the squeamish. Is that some weird French thing? Think of the more impersonal monologues of Samuel Beckett–or the meticulously detailed descriptive passages of Robbe-Grillet. You aren’t reading it to be educated or informed. The book is out of print and rather expensive, so anyone looking to get into Guyotat through this book may want to acquaint themselves with the style through the various excerpts online and determine whether or not you could negotiate with pages of the shit.

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A labor of even and cosmic pessimism. You’ll just want to make certain you’re alone in a soundproof room if you dare to read these words outside your own mind. Time is needed to digest and come to grips with this literary experience.

Set in a polluted and apocal Eden, Eden, Eden – Pierre Guyotat’s legendary novel of atrocity ede multiple obscenities – finally appears in English. See all 4 reviews. To be fair, that might have been the intent of this work– to create a headspace that somehow begins to encompass the intense horror of war. Views Read Edit View history.