Tomb for 500,000 Soldiers
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Tomb for 500,000 Soldiers

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This is the first English translation of French writer, Pierre Guyotat's legendary novel, which was recently included in "Le Monde"'s "100 Greatest Novels of the 20th Century." A violent collision of brutal warfare and sexual ecstasy, Guyotat is said to have hallucinated the subject matter as a young soldier during the Algerian war, where the novel is set.
Paperback, 378 pages
Published November 11th 2003 by Creation Books (first published 1967)
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Szplug
In the introduction to this brutal book, the lengthy delay behind its appearance in English is explained, in part, on the original translator, one Helen Lane, having suffered a devastating spiritual crisis in the midst of her work. I have only read a portion of Tomb, but I can heartily sympathize with the trauma Ms. Lane must have endured. Guyotat pulls absolutely no punches in this lurid, liquid, loathsome, lacerating, libidinal word-splatter let loose from a mind raving in the upper limits of...more
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I'm approaching this with some caution... Don't know if I'll read it through, but I'm struggling with it a bit so far (10 pages read).
Hilary
FINALLY...a real life BREW & VIEW!
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