Zazie in the Metro
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.
Publish date: November 1st 2001
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, 20th Century
, Modern Classics
, French Literature
- On va demander à un passant, propose Gabriel.- Les passants, réplique Charles, c'est tous des cons.- C'est bien vrai, dit Zazie avec sérénité.- Napoléon mon cul, réplique Zazie. Il m'intéresse pas du tout, cet enflé, avec son chapeau à la con.- Alors, déclara-t-elle, je serai astronaute.- Voilà, d...
Γιατί, έλεγε, γιατί να μην ανεχόμαστε τη ζωή, τη στιγμή που αρκεί ένα τίποτα για να τη στερηθούμε; Ένα τίποτα τη φέρνει, ένα τίποτα τη δυναμώνει. ένα τίποτα τη χαντακώνει, ένα τίποτα την παίρνει. Χωρίς αυτό, ποιος θ' άντεχε τα χτυπήματα της μοίρας, τις ταπεινώσεις μιας καλής καριέρας, [...] τους ανα...
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...
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.
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. ...