Eden Eden Eden
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Published in France in 1970, Eden, Eden, Eden was immediately banned and remained a proscribed text for the next 11 years. 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.
Pierre Guyotat has been reviled and revered in equal measure in his native France. With an introduction by Stephen Barber, this is his most livid, murderous book to date.
wooden groyne ; shepherd filling guerbas ; soldiers chewing sugar-lumps ; nomad opening eyes, sugar shining in soldiers' fists; nomad licking lips; rolling head in water, turning over onto belly, lifting lips out of water.. : « .. akli .. suck soldiers .. get sugar.. )) ; sun drying blood suspended in ginger curls of Khamssieh's armpits - boy sleeping on side; tarantula crawling from sticky pubic hair, climbing up onto whore's swollen belly, distended abdomen dividing blood over chest; body of
woman's lips, drawing belly close to woman's, other knee digging down, elbow vibrating in sand; young woman with shaved scalp leaning against thorn-tree, bundle of green barley perched in crotch of trunk, bending branch towards mouth ; cheeks swollen, lips sucking yellow fruit-flowers ; eyes staring, through arms of women interlaced, at Wazzag's member swelling in jerks, at sweat rising over coccyx of whore ; lips throbbing, nostrils inhaling sugary pollen ; nipples, dilated, pulling arms from
; soldiers, unbuttoned, sugared fists squeezing swollen members, jostling between woman's legs held apart by two fellows, tension of plexus discharged, members drooping against thighs, hugged by camouflage-dungarees ; / inside tent, soldiers sitting on father's stomach, arms, chest, rubbing blackened hair with palm of hands, farting : candle, stuck into mouth of male swooning, hissing between cracked lips ; / watchtower overlooking charred palm-grove ; Peuhl sentry, yellow iris sliding into
fur, bending buttressed against baby's body, pointing member towards arse, touching edge of buttock ; legs spreading, baby laughing slow, raucous, shaking copper-patched shoulders ; monkey shoving fists against baby's armpits opening sweaty ; monkey's member, slipped between baby's buttocks, hardening, sharpening ; heaving, monkey writhing, scrutinizing stratosphere - to soften member ; wrapping buttocks around embedded shaft, fondling root, stroking baby's bare nape, grasping fists flailing in
djellaba, advancing, crouching low, towards woman, setting thigh, ham, against those of woman uncovered crouching, rolling croup, pivoting, over that of woman pressed tight in muslin riddled with holes burnt by sparks, vertebrae turning with traction of arms on teat, pressing cheek, head twisted, against woman's ear, placing hand onto smooth knee, fondling quivering kneecap, side of thigh, up to downy hairs, pubic fleece, bristling under bunched muslin moistened with oily wet seed; falling back