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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Extreme and obscene, Eden Eden Eden is set in a polluted zone of the Algerian desert during the civil war. That’s why we read it. Jul 07, Seth King rated it really liked it.

[OTA] Éden, Éden, Éden / Pierre Guyotat

Sade’s repetition has such great wit to it, and somehow serves to strengthen the transgression. Which is odd for a three star review, but here’s the thing: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. To ask other readers questions about Eden, Eden, Edenplease sign up. Taken out of context, the book could describe a mass orgy among all of society, but placed within the Algerian War, it becomes a disgusting tale of debauchery and force.


These people would argue, that from a purely language-based perspective, great leaps of revelation are accomplished when an author can reveal language for what it is– words and nothing more than words.

A thoroughly off putting read.

Each space filled with rancorous, fetid, filth. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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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. I am already numbed enough to violence by living in the contemporary world. 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 find this type of writing a tacky gimmick, so despite high praises by Foucault, Barthes, etc.

It’s a book that demands not only mental energy and focus but also a certain level of physicality. Guyotat’s text overpowers and oppresses us with the most elementary fact: In his novel Prostitution came guyota which incorporated Bond en avant as the final monologue.

Eden, Eden, Eden

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It just becomes a chore after a point. Jon Cone rated it it was amazing Apr 01, Edden writes as if masturbating his mind, on and on with wanton attention to every stroke, every hitch, every catch in breath.


But the French language is now unrecognizable, estranged by an extreme grammatical, syntactic and lexical creativity. He must endure, laboring with the same tired, exhausted, shaking breath.

The intensity and density of the short, quick phrases demands the entirety of your attention, focus, and energy. Goodreads is guuyotat world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Also real repetitive, I got dizzy. The second part of the book was published in the spring of eeden Jul 31, Jeremy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I usually dislike writers that are so deliberately non-approachable and uncompromising, but Guyotat somehow pulls it off; that is to say, once you accept his world as the norm, and once you step into his frequency, attune to his wavelength, there is something oddly glorious and soothing in the intense, continuous stream of violence and debauchery.

I also dropped quite a bit on Guotat ForSoldiers which I will begin the day after this writing. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Write a customer review.