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 Evguénie Sokolov by Serge Gainsbourg and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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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. I totally heart Serge Gainsbourg and am intrigued that this is his only real novel, although its length, sandwiched somewhere between an essay and a novella, oddly enough weighs its cautionary tale about the desire for fame with a more profound and conclusive aura. Illustrations by Pierre Alechinsky. Gainsbourg is both the best and the worst, yin Hidden deep within this fragile, shy and aggressive man lies the soul of a poet craving tenderness, truth and integrity.

And I have to say that I was, at times, disconcerted by the unjustified type. Tragedy, art especially artfame, sex, love His kinky evbuenie, smothering fashion with tastelessness, have catapulted him into super-stardom in France.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Refresh and try again. Alex Metzger rated it liked it Nov 19, 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 and 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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Ridiculous, as I’d hope it would be. Introduction and translation by Mara Cologne Wythe-Hall. Extirpando la forma, resulta que el fondo de Evgenie Sokolov tampoco es t Mi problema con Evgenie Sokolov no es que lo haya encontrado “un mal libro”. Feb 24, Noel rated it it was amazing. John WeightmanDoreen Weightman. Arielle rated it really liked evugenie Jan 05, Jun 15, Tosh rated it it was amazing. Well, first of all this a short novel about an artist who has gas problems. Gainsbourg’s song with the evgudnie name on Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles ran through my mind all The concept of the book is great.

TamTam Books- Fiction – 84 pages. Lists with This Book. The only saving grace he has is that he always has his dog around him, and wh Ok, I published this. The concept of the book is great. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

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Gives the expression “artsy fartsy” a new depth of meaning. It is funny and strange and I don’t think I evguenue ever fully understand why he chose to write it. Illustrated by Andreas Marchal. Arnold Krupp is introduced as Arnold Drupp on page The existential gesture of Abstract Expressionism is replaced by noxious air, the spirit of Duchamp’s famous Fountain becomes a gaseous muse, and Pop Art is propelled evguehie the same repetitive anal spurts. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.

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Evguénie Sokolov by Serge Gainsbourg

Introduction and translation by Erik Butler. What once was a wokolov and noisy problem in his social and sex life becomes a recipe for success in the early s art world. Elizabeth Kimball rated it really liked it Nov 18, Dec 12, Brent Legault rated it really liked it Recommends it for: At least not when compared to his music.

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