Considered one of the truly great French writers of the nineteenth century, famed poet and novelist Alfred de Musset once decided (as great French writers are. Gamiani, Or Two Nights Of Excess by Alfred De Musset, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. None of them came close to the outrageous and unquenchable needs portrayed with knowing horror in de Musset’s Gamiani. One character.

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Gamiani, or Two Nights of Excess by Alfred de Musset

Alcide, ever the Peeping Tom, watches again from a hole in the wall. Gamiani is a somewhat Sadean quasi-Gothic erotic musaet of the s which has been attributed, although not certainly, to Alfred De Musset and which even reached the hands of Edith Wharton no less. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

What that Edition does have is excellent mussdt illustrations by Vania Zouravliov.

Want to Read saving…. As erotica, however, the book failed, even though it bursts at its seams with threesomes, domination, bestiality, dildoes, and orgies. Trivia About Gamiani, or Two N To ask other readers questions about Gamiani, or Two Nights of Excessplease sign up. Paperbackpages. Though not perfect by any means, it succeeds in its aims and provides an insight into a mind-set whose next full literary flowering, after a gap, would be in the Decadent Movement.


Views Read Edit View history. That is why I am happy to refer gxmiani it here while suggesting you find an edition with more background information. Consider it an experiment.

Gamiani, ou Une nuit d’excès by Alfred de Musset

The three tell erotic stories in between mindless and violent couplings. Musset answered to this with a poem of his own: Naturally, Alcide soon discards his hiding place and literally dives into the action.


These demands were rejected by German songs and poems, including Nikolaus Becker’s Rheinlied, which contained the verse: This is definitely not the book for those who like their romance sweet and light, nor is it a story for those who are looking for the definitive French literature – however, if you fall somewhere in between and have no problem with sexual depravity and graphic descriptions then you may very well enjoy this.

Aug 16, Karmen rated it liked it Shelves: Author supposedly wrote it as an expose of his former lover, George Sand. And 2 it is very clever and literary in describing all the various sex acts. The rest of my review can be found here http: Return to Book Page.


Interesting as a period piece though. Bruno rated it really liked it May 11, He has a great style in writing, and once you read on of his works, you cannot leave it until finished.

While the actual story was only 92 pages, it was certainly what you would say “bang for your buck! Language, Gender, and Sexuality. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment.

Written init is virulently anti-church. Part of the so erotic fiction written in the 19th century.

Gamiani, or Two Nights of Excess — All About Romance

Addie Cole rated it really liked it May 23, While certain acts in this story were difficult to read comfortably, I must say that Baxter’s translation is beautiful. Apr 17, Maan Kawas rated it really liked it.

Oct 11, Cristina Contilli added it. The glorious result was Gamiania classic tale of sensual pleasure and sexual excess.

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