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Zazie in the Metro - Raymond Queneau, Barbara Wright, Gilbert Adair
Zazie in the Metro
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Impish, foul-mouthed Zazie arrives in Paris from the country to stay with Gabriel, her female-impersonator uncle. All she really wants to do is ride the metro, but finding it shut because of a strike, Zazie looks for other means of amusement and is soon caught up in a comic adventure that becomes... show more
Impish, foul-mouthed Zazie arrives in Paris from the country to stay with Gabriel, her female-impersonator uncle. All she really wants to do is ride the metro, but finding it shut because of a strike, Zazie looks for other means of amusement and is soon caught up in a comic adventure that becomes wilder and more manic by the minute. In 1960 Queneau's cult classic was made into a hugely successful film by Louis Malle. Packed full of word play and phonetic games, Zazie in the Metro remains as stylish and witty as ever.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142180044 (0142180041)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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debnance
debnance rated it
2.0 Zazie in the Metro: 20th Century
It is hard to read a book when you do not like the main character. At all.And what if the book is written in some sort of odd Ulysses-ish manner? Not inviting.Only two things kept me reading along: (1) the story is set in (ahhh!) Paris and (2) the book is on our list of 1001 Children’s Books You Mus...
gavingrant
gavingrant rated it
3.0 Zazie in the Metro: 20th Century
A light and really enjoyable read as well as being a mind blowing experience imagining the translator tearing her hair out as she translated it. The translation is fantastic.
mags
mags rated it
4.0 Zazie in the Metro: 20th Century
Zazie Lalochère is my hero, or perhaps antihero. Both? She's a preteen-teen (her age is never stated) from the French country who gets dropped off with her uncle, Gabriel, in Paris for two days so her mother can spend time with her new boyfriend. Immediately, it's obvious that Zazie is a character. ...
helenliz
helenliz rated it
3.0 Zazie in the Metro (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
A slightly strange book. Reads in a very cinematic manner, but doesn't describe visually the person of Zazie at all. Her age, apperance is all left completely to the reader's imagination
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
4.0
This book is so funny!!! A perfect antidote to the Hamsun I read immediately before. Though I must say that it seriously tested the limits of my colloquial French... I thought I wasn't too bad at French slang, but this book put me firmly in my place. My edition appeared to be intended for French hig...
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