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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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Write a customer review. He was called to Algeria in the same year. But the French language is now unrecognizable, estranged by an extreme grammatical, syntactic and lexical creativity. No period in the entire book is to be found to allow the reader to draw his breath, steel edeen, and continue to suffer the trial. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This isn’t an easy text to read–in fact, it’s hard work, but once you get going it’s unexpectedly difficult to stop.

[OTA] Éden, Éden, Éden / Pierre Guyotat

He must endure, laboring with the same tired, exhausted, shaking breath. 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. In he was found guilty of desertion and publishing forbidden material. This book has pretty much zero joy.

It does not matter where you are-an edrn coffee shop, the subway, your own bedroom-you leave the reading experience feeling filthy, cloyed with nonexistent sweat and edeh.


Many people would argue that this is the very thing that makes this book successful– that it reduces highly emotional content, through a constant, punctuationless assault on the senses, to the point of non-meaning. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Hi all, I am struggling to find an English translation of this and was wondering if there was anybody who had an English copy they didn’t want and were happy to sell?

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To ask other readers questions about Eden, Eden, Edenplease sign up. Set in a guyotah and apocal Eden, Eden, Eden – Pierre Guyotat’s legendary novel of atrocity and multiple obscenities – finally appears in English.

I read this book as part of a class, otherwise I would have put it down within a few seconds of picking eeen up. It will derange you and it will scar you. It is hard to breathe when reading this book.

The answer is more than simply “because they’re there. If Guyotat had simply spaced out the violence and perversities in between far less shocking passages, he might have achieved his desired result. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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Ich habe das Buch vor 25 Jahren in Avignon auf einem Flohmarkt gekauft. Refresh and try again. By eddn this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As all art should, Eden Eden Eden exists without reason or apology. I often find this type of writing a tacky gimmick, so despite high praises by Foucault, Barthes, etc.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Jul 31, Jeremy rated it it was amazing Shelves: However, I find Guyotat’s stream-of-consciousness wordplay horrifying and grotesque.

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. Jun 24, Sash Pozzie rated it really liked it.

Pierre Guyotat

You’re reading it to experience it and, in the end, to endure and survive it, like living through a typhoon. The depression and the deterioration of his physical and mental state culminated, in Decemberin a coma. InGuyotat published his second novel Ashby. In he was guyotta guilty of desertion and publishing forbidden material.

The situation, however, seems to be this: Paperbackpages. Considering his history with writing, I actually wouldn’t be surprised if this is actually the case. Eden, Eden, Eden is an ultraviolent and truly shocking text, a page long paragraph of unrelenting sex and violence. Sade’s repetition has such great wit to it, and somehow serves to strengthen the transgression. Jan 27, Nefariousbig rated it it was guytat Recommends it for: It is a masterpiece of literary ecen, which is taught on numerous university courses.