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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Open Preview See a Problem? Translated by John and Doreen Weightman. Great joke, but great art? Today, it writhes in a perpetual adolescence. Irina Ozherelyeva rated it really liked it Apr 18, Published February 29th by Tamtam Books first published March 20th Thanks for telling us about the problem. But I’m glad that he did. He farts at the worst times – and basically he consistently farts.

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. 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.


Translation by Kit Schluter. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Antoine rated it really liked it Aug 07, Refresh and try again. No es en tanto una autobiografia al uso, ni se le asemeja dado el contenido prima de la obra. Hidden deep within this fragile, shy and aggressive man lies the soul of a poet craving tenderness, truth and integrity.

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.

Evguénie Sokolov

Gainsbourg’s song with the same name on Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles ran through my mind all The concept of the book is great. We all do it yes, even you.

The artist, due to his gas problems, uses that problem to make his art. Foreword by Jorge Luis Borges. John WeightmanDoreen Weightman. Edited by Daniele Riviere. Jun 15, Tosh rated it it was amazing. Dec 12, Brent Legault rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Account Sokolof Sign in.

Evguenie Sokolov: A Parabolic Tale by Serge Gainsbourg – FictionDB

It is funny evuenie strange and I don’t think I will ever fully understand why he chose to write it. Where does one start with Gainsbourg Translation and afterword by Scott Nicolay.


Mar 10, Michael rated it liked it. Introduction and translation by Mara Cologne Wythe-Hall. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.

Ok, I published this. Elizabeth Kimball rated evhuenie really liked it Nov 18, At least not when compared to his music. 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.