L Ecume Des Jours by
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« Le plus poignant des romans d’amour contemporain.» Raymond Queneau

« L’écume des jours, c’est Roméo et Juliette sans confl its familiaux, Tristan et Yseut qui n’ont pas besoin de philtre, Paul et Virginie à Saint-Germain-des-Prés, une Dame dont les Camélias sont remplacés par un Nénuphar, Héloïse sans castrer Abélard. Voilà un tournant : le moment, après la guerre, où le roman français se dit que ce qui importe, c’est de faire bouger le lecteur sur un air de be-bop. Boris Vian en a marre des académismes, il veut faire rire et swinguer la langue, il veut obtenir les larmes, il veut aussi faire rêver et proposer davantage qu’une romance: une fenêtre ouverte sur le merveilleux.» Frédéric Beigbeder
 

About the Author

Boris Vian was a novelist, poet, jazz trumpeter, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor, and engineer. He was the emblematic figure of the postwar Paris cultural milieu: friend to Camus, de Beauvoir, and Sartre; champion of Duke Ellington and Miles Davis; the inspiration for and mentor to Serge Gainsbourg; the French translator of Raymond Chandler. He died of cardiac arrest during a screening of a Hollywood adaptation of one of his novels in 1959. Stanley Chapman was a British architect, designer, writer, and translator, most notably of Vian and Raymond Queneau. He was the founder of Outrapo and a member of Oulipo, the Collège de ’Pataphysique (of which Vian was also a member), and the Lewis Carroll Society. He died in 2009.
 
Published June 19, 1963 by French & European Pubns. 315 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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