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Boris Vian
Birth date: March 10, 1920
Died: June 23, 1959
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Tami rated it 2 years ago
This was supposed to be about love. But it was actually an absurd book, sad and also simplifying. It was well written, the language was beautiful, the characters more like sketches of ideas than real people, but I assume that was deliberate. I didn't really enjoy it. It also reduces love to in...
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it 4 years ago
This surreslistic novel is one of the most famous works of French author Boris Vian, of those that he first published under his real name. It also made it on many school reading lists and it actually seems to be quite popular in its country of origin – I definitely understand why. Writing Mood Ind...
Elham rated it 5 years ago
This book is a collection of some very good short stories of some of the best contemporary French authors. Carefully selected and translated. Besides Sartre, Camus and Beckett (and I wish there was a place for Simone de Beauvoir too) I really liked Boris Vian's Les Fourmis from his book with the sam...
Poisoning with words
Poisoning with words rated it 6 years ago
Un mundo surreal. Un ratón como mascota. Un cocinero avergonzado de que su hermana haya ido a la universidad. Dos obsesionados con Jean Sol Partre. Una mujer con una flor en el pulmón. Y un hombre enamorado que realiza toda una serie de trabajos bizarros para poder reunir dinero para curarla.Una his...
catpdx rated it 6 years ago
Ah, Boris. Like many other readers, I imagine, I read this one on the strength of L'Écume des Jours and L'Arrache-cœur – favorites of mine – and the wild story of the book itself. From what I’d read of it, I wasn’t expecting anything up to the standards of those two books, but, it’s Vian, and it see...
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