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Pierre Guyotat

Pierre Guyotat

For almost fifty years now Guyotat has been considered one of the most significant avant-gardists and innovators in the French language. Writing, painting, drawing in close touch with music and literature since his early youth, he published his first book in 1961, Sur un cheval. In the same year, called up to the war in Algeria, he was imprisoned for incitement to desertion and the distribution of forbidden literature. With Tombeau pour cinq cent mille soldats (1967) and Eden, Eden, Eden (1970) he gained wide attention and provoked a sharp controversy including censorship. His radical writing was interrupted when his increasingly severe physical and mental exhaustion culminated, in late 1981, in a coma. In 2006 he published Coma, which reflects his psychiatric crisis and reached a wide audience. His numerous publications show Guyotat's stylistic diversity as well as his permanent altercation with literature.


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Bibliography
  • English
  • 2016
    The Prison, Zürich, diaphanes
  • French
  • 2014
    Joyeux animaux de la misère, Paris, Gallimard
  • 2011
    Leçons sur la langue française, Paris, Léo Scheer
  • 2010
    Arrière-fond, Paris, Gallimard
  • 2007
    Formation, Paris, Gallimard
  • 2006
    Coma, Paris, Mercure de France
  • 2005
    Carnets de bord, vol. 1 (1962-1969), Paris, Léo Scheer
  • 2003
    Préface à Éric Rondepierre, photographie artistique, Paris, Léo Scheer
  • 2000
    Progénitures, Paris, Gallimard
  • 2000
    Explications, Paris, Léo Scheer
  • 1984
    Le Livre, Paris, Gallimard
  • 1984
    Vivre, recueil de textes (1971-1983), Paris, Denoël
  • 1975
    Prostitution, Paris, Gallimard
  • 1972
    Littérature interdite, Paris, Gallimard
  • 1970
    Éden, Éden, Éden, Paris, Gallimard
  • 1967
    Tombeau pour cinq cent mille soldats, Paris, Gallimard
  • 1964
    Ashby, Paris, Seuil
  • 1961
    Sur un cheval, Paris, Seuil
  • German
  • 1985
    Ich gestatte mir die Revolte, in: Debatte, 17, München, Matthes & Seitz
  • 1979
    Körpersprache, in: Bettina Best, Ich lebe alleine, München, Matthes & Seitz
  • youth
  • literature
  • memory
  • occupation period
  • war experience
  • cruelty
  • war
  • violence
  • homosexuality
  • post-war period
  • eroticism
  • autobiography
  • childhood
  • avant-garde
  • France