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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Translation by Kit Schluter. And I have to say that I was, at times, disconcerted by the unjustified type. Milantropio rated it it was amazing Apr 12, Pero no es suficiente.

For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders. A question for future research, perhaps. Serge Gainsbourg’s only novel, about the life and times of “fartist” Evguenie Sokolov. John WeightmanDoreen Weightman.

Arnold Krupp is introduced as Arnold Drupp on page Mar 10, Michael rated it liked it. Great joke, but great art? Paperback84 pages. Aug 29, Anna rated it it was amazing. I love the book’s nihilistic humor and its jabs at the art world establishment.

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Books by Serge Gainsbourg. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. Illustrations by Norman Little. Introduction and translation by Kassy Hayden. Jesse K rated it it was ok Dec 17, Return to Book Page. What happens when he is cured????

Evguénie Sokolov by Serge Gainsbourg

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. Jan 19, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: His kinky obsessions, smothering fashion with tastelessness, have catapulted him into super-stardom in France.


Open Preview See a Problem? Jun 15, Tosh rated it it was amazing. He farts at the worst times – and basically he consistently farts.

Evguenie Sokolov

No es en tanto una autobiografia al uso, ni se le asemeja dado el contenido prima de la obra. Gainsbourg’s song with the same name on Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles ran through my mind all The concept of the book is great.

Lists with This Book. Cyril Groisard rated it really liked it May 06, 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.

It is unsettling to think that both he and Howard Stern had the idea for a farting superhero. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The artist, due to his gas problems, uses that problem to make his art. Serge Gainsbourg is one of the world’s great eccentrics. Where does one start with Gainsbourg Edited by Daniele Riviere. This is the one and only novel by the 20th century provocateur of French pop music and film – the legendary Serge Gainsbourg.


But that’s the cool thing about Gainsbourg: 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.

Dec 12, Brent Legault rated it really liked it Recommends it for: 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.

Illustrations by Pierre Alechinsky. We all do it yes, even you.

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. Gainsbourg is both the best and the worst, yin 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.