Evguenie Sokolov is a novel about an artist who uses his intestinal gases as the medium for his scandalous artwork. Gainsbourg is both the best and the worst. Serge Gainsbourg’s sole foray into fiction, Evguenie Sokolov describes an artist who uses his intestinal gases as the medium for his scandalous artwork. Results 1 – 30 of 54 Evgu√©nie Sokolov by Serge Gainsbourg and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Cyril Groisard rated it really liked it May 06, Gainsbourg is both the best and the worst, yin and yang, white and black. A curious editorial choice, but I’m sure Tosh has his reasons.

Evguenie Sokolov

The world needs more books about farts. Joseph rocks more than you rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Found this next to the toilet in my new house and wound ssokolov reading the entire thing in a succession of relatively short sittings and found it an enlighteningly ironic farce exposing the hypocrisy and repression, however un- or indeed, oppositely sexual, that was rampant in the insider art world culture of the modern painters of the midth.

Open Preview See a Problem? Well, first of all evgurnie a short novel about an artist who has gas problems. Elizabeth Kimball rated it really liked it Nov 18, Illustrations by Pierre Alechinsky.

A question for future research, perhaps. And I have to say that I was, at times, disconcerted by the unjustified type. Paperback84 pages. Extirpando la forma, resulta que el fondo de Evgenie Sokolov tampoco es t Mi problema sokolkv Evgenie Sokolov no es que lo haya encontrado “un mal libro”. This Jewish little Prince skolov Russia whose dreams were probably fueled by Anderssen, Perrault and Grimm, became, when confronted by the tragic reality of life, a moving or repugnant Quasimodo, depending on his and your state of mind.

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Books by Serge Gainsbourg. By mercilessly riding out this quasi-materialist aesthetic, Sokolov becomes a famous artist.

Evguenie Sokolov – Serge Gainsbourg – Google Books

Serge Gainsbourg’s sole foray into fiction, Evguenie Sokolov describes an artist who uses his intestinal gases as the medium for his scandalous artwork.

I read this years ago, in the shadow of a Parisian FNAC, back when my French was in its infancy I am normally put off by “bathroom humor”, written or spoken, and if I didn’t already know and love Gainsbourg before reading his book, I don’t know how I’d’ve received it.

Jun 15, Tosh rated it it was amazing. What once was a smelly and noisy problem in his social and sex life becomes a recipe for success in the early s art world.

FROM THE BOOK “So, as I said to myself during the dark hours of the night while trying in vain to get to sleep, the pestilential exhalations prophetic of my corporeal death were to serve the purpose of channeling and transcending that which was more pure, most enduring and most despairingly ironical in the inner depths of my creative mind, and after all the years devoted to the technique of painting and all the day spent releasing my gases in front of museum walls radiant with the genius of the great masters, these jagged, fragile and torturous lines had now rid me forever of my inhibitions.

Great joke, but great art? Translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman. Selected pages Title Page. Translation by Kit Schluter. Common terms and phrases Abigail anal specu anus Arnold Krupp Bardot Beaux Arts became Berg and Schonberg breaking wind Brigitte Bardot burst carbonic gas Casino de Paris centimeters ceous patterns Chopin comic strip control my wind Crepitus Ventris death diet digestive processes discovered Dylan electrocoagulation English tweed jackets engravings Evguenie Sokolov explosion nil fame farts father film flatulence France by storm French fumes Gainsbourg took Gallery gas mask gaseous gasograms gave Gerhart Stolfzer glass roof hand hemorrhoids hydrogen hyper-abstractionist intestinal gases J.

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However, I can’t say I really loved the book. There is a constant smirk in this novella and if you are in the right mood, there will be one on your face as well.

It is funny and strange and I don’t think I will ever fully understand why he chose to write it. Illustrations by Norman Little. The artist, due to his gas problems, uses that problem to make his art. Mar 10, Michael rated it liked it. I love the book’s nihilistic humor and its jabs at the art world establishment.

Jeremy Tarr rated it really liked it Mar 29, I am normally put off by “bathroom humor”, written or spoken, and if I didn’t already know and love Gainsbourg before reading his book, I don’t know how I’d’ve received it.

Sokoolv is both the best and the worst, yin Where does one start with Gainsbourg Gainsbourg’s song with the same name on Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles ran through my mind all The concept of the book is great. I totally heart Serge Gainsbourg and am intrigued that this is rvguenie only real novel, although its length, sandwiched somewhere between an essay and a nove Found this next to the toilet in my new house and wound up reading the entire thing in a succession of relatively short sittings and found it an enlighteningly ironic farce exposing the hypocrisy evguenir repression, however un- or indeed, oppositely sexual, that was rampant in the insider art world culture of the modern painters of the midth.

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