[Pdf Gratis] L’écume des jours Por Boris Vian


Cattivik: Il gegno del male oAfter watching the new movie last week I had to reread the book Well the text version is better but the movie is reasonably faithful to it and does sometimes manage to supply a charmingr witty illustration For exampleLe pianoc There has been three translations Distant Light of L ecme des jours Brian Harper s translation Foamf the Daze my press TamTam Books Mood Indigo American trans and this British edition translated by Stanley Chapman Froth Worth Any Price on the Daydream Translations are a fascinating subject matter because basically it is howne looks at a book and how they tell the tale in a lanugage that is suibtable for that book Je ne parle pas français or culture Since I am the publisher If course nod towards Brian s translation G-Men the Series one because he s American who lives in Paris and has an understandingf Vian s world and times As well as giving the language an American tone I think Vian s work translated into English works better with an American English voice due to the nature Forbidden Colors of the work And this is not saying Vian doesn t like British literature because he does there isutright love for PG Wodehouse in this particular novel but Lost Crow Conspiracy overall the lovef Jazz is extremely important in Vian s work and American English to my ears fit the material Also Brian is a superb writer But Chapman s translation is very interesting for instance he drops reference to Jean Luc Godard in the first few pages which is not in the The Art Of Anarchy original by any means since the book was written in 1946 but the playfulf the images and names is Monet onef the charms Rasputin: The Untold Story of this novel and for sure it is probably a monsterf a book to translate in any language than French Oh well some random thoughts L cume Des Jours Foam Perseus Spur of the Daze Mood Indigo If what I like to call the romantic sidef me was to write a book it wouldn t be that exactly but something very close to it Boris Vian builds an enchanting world The Arvon Book of Life Writing of pink clouds and cotton candy madef rays Lady Penelope's Christmas Charade, a Regency Romance of sunshine just to tear it apart with a dashing blow He plants little blue flowers in your mind just to unleash a herdf Será Colombo Português? omnivorous sheep that will voraciously feedn them along with all that s beautiful and sweet He knew that the prettier the atmosphere the devastating the destruction would be It s like painting the most beautiful picture using the brightest colors just to set it Kapferer on Luxury: How Luxury Brands can Grow Yet Remain Rare on fire before you can even admire it Apart from all that this is a novel that s fullf witty allegories about pretty much everything and which I m sure that I didn t uite get even half This Glorious Struggle: George Washington's Revolutionary War Letters of Not that it matters anyway You can justpen this book and let it guide you through a world f fluffy surrealism to the steepest downhill ever imaginable without bothering about too much Boy loves girl and girl loves boy in a world where no hell can break loose for it was never restrained in the first place On the contrary hell is present in every pink fucking cloud and every singing flower that blooms under the shards f sunshine which illuminate and are illuminated by the beautiful girl in love Not recommended to Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution: Social Struggles in the Transition to a Post-Petrol World optimists and teddy bears Inly discovered this recipe a couple The Adjustments of years ago but it has already becomene Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 Volume 1 : New Rules of my favorites It s hard to believe that the different ingredients go together In fact they complement eachther perfectlyFrench manga with fatal love stories and roasted Sartre 1 medium manga2 fatal love storieswhole early Sartre including authorLewis Carroll style wordplaysome PG WodehouseridiculepanachebrioTrim the manga retaining a good part Ruin Me of the extreme violence sex and nudity and transpose into French novel form using the method from page 73 Add the love stories the wordplay and the Wodehouse and stir well Set aside in a warm place for an hour until it has risenMeanwhile turn the Sartre insideut and tear it to pieces Make sure that both the author and La Naus e are completely covered in ridicule If you do this correctly Sartre will still be a lifelong friend but be warned that you may not get it right Nara Leão: Uma Biografia on the first tryFold the Sartre carefully into the main plot then pour into a pot boiler and simmer until done Serve immediately with plentyf panache and brio Oh absolute Joy Oh absolute annihilating cathartic Beauty Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story of the WordIt s the third time I surrender to its magic and yet the ineffable all pervading delight hasn t vanished so I d better write something coherent before letting the secret pleasuresf the Stendhal syndrome Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, overwhelm me It starts like La Boum and ends like Love StoryIt s a poem by Pr vert illustrated by Salvador Dal It s a white feather caressing your skin and leaving a bleeding sore that will never heal Only free association gives me the means to describe this amazing kaleidoscopef genres Vian s writing style is an explosion From Plassey to Partition and After of colours sounds tactile feelings sortf Neo baroue literature displaying all his eclectic talent and playful genius L cume des Jours literally Foam Tito Santana's Tales from the Ring of the Days translated as Foamf the Daze in the English edition is pure Baroue indeed a work in which the simplicity The Bharatanatyama Reader of the tale is shrouded by the extreme complexity andrnamentation like a tiny flower hidden in a Faberg egg encrusted with diamonds In a semi dystopian vaguely disuieting Paris Dal s imagery Roussel s surreal machines Huxley s social engineering a latent violence reminding Tropico del Cancro of Orwell Colin Isis Chick and his girlfriend Alise spend their time listening to jazz records skating and enjoying their friendship and youth The adult world is little than a distant blur so indistinct and remote that it just disappears beyond the horizonf their leightheartedness Their passion for American jazz and in Chick s case the existentialist writer Jean Sol Partre a hilarious caricature Owned of Jean Paul Sartre is a reflectionf the author s L'arte di Mœbius own interests an all consuming love for Duke Ellington s music and a great knowledgef contemporary literatureOne day Colin meets Chlo a name he can t help but adore since it is also the title f his favourite Ellington tune the delicate romance soon leads to marriage and adult life can finally begin Delicate playful a charming fantasy in pink and blue thus the writer lures the reader deeper and deeper inside in pink and blue thus the writer lures the reader deeper and deeper inside springing his trap And we realise that the succulent juicy fruit we ve been eating so far is poisonous Death grows as a water lily in Chlo s chest possibly the most beautiful metaphor for cancer in the history f literatureHer illness affects the whole world around the young couple taking the visible shape Five Busy Beavers of their shrinking decaying flat remindingf the Expressionist film techniue intimate feelings are reflected by the mutability Fratello clima chetati... of theutside world I m thinking The Invisible Arab of Murnaur LangAdult life takes the protagonists youth away like a deadly undertow leaving layer upon layer Dream of Wings of disenchantment Chick sbsession for Partre another subtle metaphor Is Vian r less unconsciously describing drug addiction Colin s desperate attempt to work or less unconsciously describing drug addiction Colin s desperate attempt to work s tragicomic vignettes are unforgettable Alise devastating sense f impotence Chlo s illness seem to drag everybody down with her In a few pages Vian has turned his starry eyed "teenagers into tragical heroes This book s painful beauty strikes like a "into tragical heroes This book s painful beauty strikes like a The reader caught in its coils is lost in a labyrinth f musical literary artistic references revolving around the simple core f the tale Then tragedy starts to leak through the flowery surface O Guarda do Pomar of this dreamscape and a sensef claustrophobia works its way through The Green Mountain Boys our heart Vian wasnly 26 when he wrote this short wonderful book and yet he already possessed the techniue and sensitivity Proverbios of anld Master This bouuin is the ultimate accomplishment Билет за Транай of the1920s literary Surrealism a bewildering previewf the 1960s Nouvelle Vague a perfect specimen Bed of Nails of French Po mo not to mention Vian s incomparable writing style His language is madef neologisms puns anagrams semantic m langes A gun is an eualizer a lynx fur becomes a larynx fur but I could go Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League on for hours listing the literary wondersf this novel Even Jacues Pr vert in my humble Seized Seduced opinion the greatest poetf last century the Modern Poet par excellence was a devoted admirer and friend Indecency of this young talented pioneer It s poetic prose and visual literature if such a thing has ever existed It s a melancholic allegory that breaks your heart and makes you smile A tear rolls down you cheek as you close your eyes and start humming a jazz tune Duke Ellington s Chloe a va sans dire He got passed her and started crying She was at least fifty nine yearsld He sat down Lata Mangeshkar on the curb and cried some It relieved him greatly and his tears froze with little crackling sounds and broken the smooth granite sidewalkThe garden Pencarrow of children must make their eviction charges like a gamef musical chairs Skies are clown shoes thundering the last laugh Colin reminded me Frankenstein in Baghdad of my usual answer if I like childrenr not Searches for an example every time Uh it depends Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog on the kid like anyone He s not a kid but I never felt like he was anything else Halosf luck blind what they are made Matematica 7 - 3b: Ciclo Egb of Maybe not uite because Colin and his back up dancers don t give me that bittersweet wistfulness an impulsive baby would What s residual is that I don t begrudge them ignorancef the difference between sun and no rise Michel Gondry made a film version Mood Indigo I switched ff in the direction f the cloud mobile lover s trip Do you ever feel like things are real when you can drag them ff to drown em see which fishies make it to the next world Sometimes it feels like the things I don t want to do that with are the blurred days holding me back It felt like I was doing this rescuing translation in my mental visual Vian s prose is fantastic for this Suggestions in literal like an exaggerated serious exp. Inmersos en su universo peculiar donde cualuier cosa es posible Colin y Chloé Chick y Alise son dos jóvenes parejas de amigos ue comparten. L’écume des joursAs the later generation that embraced be bop but what he does here can be considered revolutionary and uniue for the times the novel was published His love for Duke Ellington is I believe reflected in the compact emotional and in the end carefully rchestrated final productLet s meet the members f the band n clavicocktail we have Colin a young and well heeled socialite living in a posh apartment in the metropolis we don t have a name it s a fable remember Over the Top on clarinet we have Chick his less rich friend who has to work as an engineer inrder to buy the books he loves so much El baile on drums cymbals and assorted cooking pans we have Nicholas a talented servant cook driver and confident for Colinn piccolo we have the blonde Allysum a niece The Secret Kept from the Italian/My Bought Virgin Wife/Claimed for the Billionaire's Convenience/The Spaniard's Untouched Bride of Nicholas and the love interestf Chick Sikandar on violin he have the dreamy fragile Chloe a dark haired beauty and the love interestf Colin Country on backing vocals he have Iris another young and rich socialite that ties up the different themes together the brass section is fronted by Jean Pulse Heartre Jean Sol Partre inther translations and the Marchiness de Mauvoir the existentialist idols who are lionized by an admiring population first among them Towards Zero our friend Chickn pipsueak we have a small grey mouse with soft black whiskers you never know when you might need Denali Dreams one finallyn upright bass blind FATE plays Hollywood Renaissance on to a different tune than everybody else dropping hint after hint that the end is nighsince I gave you the namesf the band members main characters I should also include here the program for the evening mainly Duke Ellington s arrangements all mentioned in the text and all dating from what Boris Vian considers his best period the early 1940 s Black and Tan Fantasy Loveless Love Chloe In the Mood to be Wooed Blues El Cura. (Caso de Incesto). of the Vagabond Misty Morning Prelude to a Kiss Mood Indigo Blue Bubbles To continue with my analogy I will present my favorite passages from the novel as musical numbers from the concert to the tunef Prelude to a Kiss You wouldn t like to give me some clues about the way in which you entered into a relationship with her Colin went Il Mago on Well said Chick I asked her if she liked Jean Pulse Heartre and she told me that she collected all his works Then I said to her So do I And every time I said something to her she answered So do I and vice versa Then finally just as an existentialist experiment I said to her I love you very much But that time she just said Oh So the experiment was a flop said Colin I suppose so said Chick But all the same she didn t go So then I said I m going that way and she said I m not But she wentn I m going this way Extraordinary nodded Colin So I said So am I said Chick And after that I went everywhere that she did It sounds much better in French to me Et moi aussi I wish my French was good enough to read this book in its Impostress original not anglicized form but I am afraid I will miss too manyf Vian s puns and invented words Even the title is a bit better in French L ecume des jours a frothy daydream although I also like the jazzy connotations Ego, Hunger and Aggression of Mood Indigo to the tunef Let s Suint Twist Again Colin takes instructions about the new dance craze that is sweeping the metropolis The principle Ritrovarsi of the Suint sir reliesn the simultaneous setting up Antes Que Anoiteça of interferencesbtained via the rigorously synchronized आषाढ़ का एक दिन oscillatory movementsf two loosely connected centres The Savage Mind of animation I didn t realize said Colin that it was concerned with such advanced developments in physics In this case said Nicholas the dancer and his partner should attempt to maintain minimum perceptible distance between themselves Then their entire bodies begin to vibrate following the rhythmf the music You don t say said Colin looking slightly worried A series Fado And Other Stories of static undulations is then set up said Nicholas presenting as in the lawsf acoustics various diaphragmatic vibrations and frictions which make a large contribution to the creation La casa nel vicolo of the right atmospheren a dance floor Gemini or liken A Terrible Day of my mechanical trainers used to say Dancing is the vertical expressionf a horizontal desire to the tune f Let s Do It Let s Fall in Love Colin complains that everybody is amoureuse except him I wish I were in love said Colin The butcher boy wishes he were in love And the baker boy wishes exactly ditto ie that he were in love The candle stick maker s boy and everybody in the street wishes and wishes that I were in love and they were and you were and we were and that the whole wide world were too And even those that are left wish that they could fall in love as well alternative suggestion Tous les garcons et les filles with Francoise Hardy to the tune f Georgia Ebano on my Mind let s listen to Colin daydreaming about the girl he just met I wish he wentn I were lying deep in lightly toasted grass with sunshine and warm earth all around the grass crisp and yellow as straw you know what I mean with hundreds La piccola ottantenne che cambiò tutte le regole of little buzzing insects and clumpsf soft dry moss too One lies flat Constable Around the Green onne s tummy and stares A hedge some pebbles a few gnarled trees and half a dozen leaves complete the scene They re a great help And Chloe said Chick And Chloe Lone Star Rising (Texas Rangers, of course said Colin Chloen my mind I guess you can tell from my uotes so far that this is a boy meets girl kind f story whimsical and sweet and mostly pink and light blue in tone With Fluffy White Clouds Scateerred Artistically fluffy white clouds artistically in sky A perfect April in Paris kind f mood Which is true if the reader is willing to ignore the ccasional jarring notes that leave a trail f bloody dismembered tranmpled by elephants crushed by falling roofs etc bodies scattered around the edges Thérèse Raquin of the main plot Colin is happy he has found the girlf his dreams there is music in his life and he feels generous towards his friends Existentialism can be fun right He was running and he was scared Why can t we always be together Things were always happening to alarm us Wrong This is still the real world that we see distorted under the artistic lens Women in Therapy of Boris Vian This is stil written under the influencef Sartre and Beauvoir and Camus Il Poeta on a side note is it possible that the grotesue portraitf Jean Pulse Heartre in the novel has anything to do with Vian s wife having an affair with the philosopher People get sick and need to see a doctor People need to work for money before they can relax with a drink listening to a hot jazz number Governments still spend the better part Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Vol. 3 of their budgetn military adventures And some people are concerned about books than about the real person waiting right by their side But he loves his books than me wails My Body-Mine onef the band players I don t have a fast tempo dark and wild number to suggest right now but I m sure there are a few to be found listening to from Duke Ellington Or you can picture the famous scene from Charlie Chaplin s Hard Times Down below in front f each mammoth machine a man was struggling struggling as not to be slashed and torn apart by the voracious cogs facing him Every man s right foot was held down by a heavy iron ring They were nly let The Noble Guardian off twice a day at night and at noon I was both enchanted and disturbed by the storyf Colin and Chloe Chick and Allysum thrilled by the experimental nature f Boris Vian s prose and by his imagery I would use some Salvador Dali images to illustrate my review if I were not sort f lazy right now and rushing to go back to another novel I would like to watch the Michel Gondry film version since I believe Audrey Tatou is perfect for the role f Chloe Finally after a first succesful foray I will probably continue to read Vian s books starting with his commercial pulp stories next A novel challenging classification in which verbal fireworks are in the driver s seatNevermind Boris Vian looking like Emmanuel Macron they are not made from the same dough Musicscape Brutal Swing Igorrr Roman plut t inclassable dans leuel la fantaisie verbale tient le haut du pav Lu sur l invite de mon p reFonds Musical Brutal Swing Igorrr One might like this book for many reasons because it s a love story because it s unconventional uite bohemian amelie poulain like and maybe even because it s surrealistic and sf i called this book a collective bildungsroman because i have the feeling all characters undergo major changes during the booko carte care place in primul rind pentru ca e poveste de dragoste in al doilea rind pentru ca e neconventionala si nu in ultimul rind pentru ca e de Sea Chase o boemie specifica lui amelie poulain si ar mai fi un rind pentru cei interesati p cartea combina cu succes realitatea cu sf ul si cu suprarealismulpersonajele care pot fi usor grupate in cupluri chloe colin alise chick isis nicolas traiesc fara preocupari cotidiene concrete chick e gata sa se falimenteze si sa renunte la dragostea pentru alise de dragul colectionariiperei lui jean sol partre iar colin considera ca munca il coboara pe Comandante Che: Guerrilla Soldier, Commander, and Strategist, 1956-1967 om la nivelul masinii cu toate astea in final cu totii ajung sa experimenteze lucrurile de care fug la inceput munca probleme financiare si moarte motiv pentru care indraznesc sa numesc lucrarea lui vian un bildungsroman colectiv despre povestea principala dragostea dintre colin si chloe n sa spun nimic pentru ca detalii se gasesc mai peste tot mai bine citeva citate mai intotdeauna era bine dispus restul timpului dormeausa de la intrare se inchise in urma lui cu zgomotul unui sarut pe un umar golpe mine nu ma intereseaza fericirea tuturor amenilor ci a fiecaruia in parte ce ar fi sa cint misty morning propuse anticarul are i buna da spuse colinare un efect formidabil produce un cocteil gris perle si verde de izma cu gust de piper si de fuma se citi avind in casti muzica lui duke ellington. Empieza a crecer en el interior de Chloé y tras los primeros instantes de sorpresa un manto de melancolía parece cubrir la viveza de todos. Ression MINECRAFT: Crazeballs Memes and Jokes: Unofficial Minecraft Book (Minecraft, Minecraft Secrets, Minecraft Stories, Minecraft Books For Kids, Minecraft Meme Book, Minecraft Comics, Minecraft Xbox) on an innocent face Nick s taken for granted does a leap frog Suishy toes my some are unluckier thanthers wading A smile is losing it s colder like you saw a picture The Graduate of the cold In the film I was livid when Colin must go to the party so his buddy Chick will not get the girlfriend first Some friend he is Film is watching someone being waitedn feet and hands kissed like asses When did Colin become their leader Is it the blonde hair the money It must be the money he was first When Colin gets in love when Chloe s his wife Burning happiness in bed like a fed cat Chick and Alise aren t the Someone is telling you about that wonderful dream they had but they are asleep They start falling before Colin does but maybe they are not necessary for him after all Nick falls down with him too he s catching up with the aged His niece follows her lover Chick down the hungry pockets Wisp of a Thing of philosopher Partre Let me reach for my belief in my coat They ll be there for the doomsday doublets for today Colin is losing his money behind Chick A flower in Chloe s lung conuers her life Maybe it was retribution for every bloom that lost its life so a lover could believe in theirs She goes and Colin goes with her I knew that you couldn t be a kid again Wow this book destroyed me Beautifulneiric sexy deadpan linguistically inventive and then in the end remorselessly tragicYou know what reading this book is like It s like you re sitting there having fun the sun s shining and who do you see bouncing towards you but the most adorable cute little character you can imagine The Andrex puppy say Aw look It s the Andrex puppy C mere little fella And he bounds Monkey taming over to you his little tail wagging away birds tweeting in the background ah the warm sunn your faceAnd then just as you I Was Spock: Leonard Nimoy open your arms to give him a big hug suddenly you realise that there s a slightly rabid look in his eye And just as you start to press his cuddly little body into yours OH SHIT WHAT THE FUCK his sharp little teeth are ripping into the soft fleshf your throat WHAT ARE YOU DOING ANDREX PUPPY and he s growling away claws slashing AAAUGH arterial blood is spurting all Cosa hanno in testa i nostri figli. Apprendimento e memoria nello sviluppo del bambino over the grass and the daisies and OH MY GOD YOU RE DEADYOU WERE KILLED BY THE ANDREX PUPPY THE CUTEST CREATURE ALIVEI am a Photoshop masterWell fuck you Boris Vian And fuck everyone else that wrote reviews making this sound like a cuddly love fest Did you all stop reading after 150 pagesr whatWhat makes this book so deeply affecting is that the world it The Dawning of a New Age offers you is the most charming and wonderful fictional environment I ve encountered for years After fifty pages I wanted to curl up and live in it The lawsf physics are different here everything is soft and yielding and in tune with your moods It is like a sort f magic realism avant la lettre nly less irritating and laboured what it really reminds me An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World of mostf all is the fluid anything can happen creativity Hunter Hunted of Through the Looking Glass This is a world where you gon a date and things like this happenThey walked following the first pavement they came to A little pink cloud came down from the sky and approached them May I it suggested Go ahead said Colin and the cloud surrounded themInside it was warm and it smelled Archivio Per Lo Studio Delle Tradizioni Popolari, Volume 13 of cinnamon sugar None can see us any said Colin But we can see them Be careful said Chlo it s a little transparent Ils marchaient suivant le premier trottoir venu Un petit nuage rose descendait de l air et s approcha d eux J y vais proposa t il Vas y dit Colin et le nuage les enveloppa l int rieur il faisait chaud at s sentait le sucre cannelle On ne nous voit plus dit Colin Mais nous Ricettario amoroso di una pasticciera in fuga on les voit C est un peu transparent dit Chlo m fiez vous And they walk along in theirwn little cloud watching the Lo strano caso del barista scomparso other passers by and looking in the shop windowsOn anotherccasion guests at a dinner party eat eel that was caught by the butler in his bathroom tap One A Part of Speech of the diners later complains to Colin about how unlikely this seems I was up all night fishing in mywn taps to see if I could catch Skulduggery Pleasant: The End of the World one too he says the next day But roundur place you The Year After only get trout In the middlef the table Colin has a centrepiece consisting And Quiet Flows the Don of a jarf formaldehyde in which two chicken embryos appeared to be miming the Spectre de la Rose in the choreography Sailing Promise: Around the World on a Catamaran of Nijinsky It is incredibly hard to pull this sortf thing ff without seeming twee r annoying and Vian just doesn t seem twee Hunter's Moon or annoying I ve stared at somef these passages till I was cross eyed and I still don t understand how he manages it but it works I believe everything he saysThis is a very funny book it Prince of Lies owes a debt to PG Wodehouse not least in the characterf Nicolas the butler who in my head was played by 90s Stephen Fry It s also sexy as hell Vian managing to succeed

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that very continental Slow Dance of respectfulbjectivisation a neat xymoron to Vian managing to succeed in that very continental tradition f respectful Postcards from Vermont: A Social History, 1905-1945 objectivisation a neatxymoron to Fire On The Mountain off the girls are adorable and everybody at least at first seems young and beautiful and comfortablyff The latent sexiness creeps into the narrative voice in all kinds Polska of ways atne point a door clicks shut with the sound Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology of a bare handn a bare bottom avec le bruit d une main nue sur une fesse nueBut what is actually going A Novel Without Lies on here Is it really just an extended adult fairy tale As the book goesn you gradually realise in my case with a terrible sense Wyrm of regret that what Vian is really doing is setting up an Edenic picturef young love I Am Ocilla only to stress the awfulnessf what comes after You d better have the most acrobatic sex and the most delicious meals Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and Millais of your life while you re still young this novel says because before you know it you re going to have to gout there and earn a living and then your whole life will stop being about creativity and start being about where the money is coming from It s horrible Colin says at Peppermint Tea one point about work It reduces man to the ranksf machinery An Sunny Holiday old man in a white shirt with bushy hair was reading a manual behind a desk Good morning sir said Colin Good morning sir said the manHis voice was cracked and thickened with age I ve come about the job said Colin Oh said the man We ve been looking for someone for a month without any luck It s uite hard work you know Yes said Colin But it s well paid Good Lord said the man it wears youut you know and it might not be worth the money but it s not for me to denigrate the administration At any rate you can see I m still alive Have you been working here long said Colin A year said the man I m 29 He ran a trembling wrinkled hand across the folds Zhang Xin: On the Return to China of his faceIt s the novelf someone in their twenties facing the looming prospect 親指の恋人[oyayubi no koibito] of adult life In keeping with the hyperbolef the book in general respectable adulthood isn t just a chore it s the apocalypse Forget about wistful wishy washy endings in this ne all your favourite characters end up wasting away burning to death getting shot having their hearts cut ut Eureka Street or committing suicide Welcome to France population miserableThe violence is actually there from the very beginning in a cartoony kindf way and Vian has a very artful way Turkestan Solo: A Journey Through Central Asia of allowing you to realise that those cartoon injuries are in fact bleeding real blood I d be lying if I said partf me wasn t hoping for a life affirming ending but it s hard to bject when you re being played so expertly This book is like nothing you ve read a blend f Wodehouse Huysmans Faulkner and Lewis Carrol all set to a pounding soundtrack I nostri giorni con Anna of Vian s beloved boogie woogie and blues music It is the dreamf being young and the nightmare Ferrugem Americana of gettingld I fell in love with it And I will never trust the Andrex puppy againAug 2013 910 Only two things really matter there s love every kind Storie ciniche of love with every kindf pretty girl and there s the music Party in the Blitz of Duke Ellingtonr traditional jazz Everything else can go because all the rest is ugly and the few pages which follow as an illustration The Russians Tender Lover (The Sisterhood, of this draw their entire strength from the fact that the story is completely true since I made it up from beginning to end Here s the promise and the warning that Boris Vian gives us in the introduction to his 1947 novel The promisef beauty and the warning Fred Cress: Stages of ugliness bothf them to be found within the pages The Nibelungenlied of his modern fairytale Call it if you want an existentialist love storyr a horrible surreal comedy a continuation Cleopatra's Palace: In Search of a Legend of the principle that started in antiuity carpe diem passed through the penf Robert Herrick gather ye rosebuds while ye may and landed in France there to be reconciled with the negation Enquanto a Inglaterra dorme of God the leftist sympathies and the passion for jazz among the intellectuals freuenting the cafes down Boulevard Saint Germain des PresFor me the experiencef my first novel by Boris Vian is best described in terms Happy Ever After: Escaping Narrative Traps About How to Live of jazz It is experimental it has a definite theme romantic love meets cruel reality and within this frame it leaves room for improvization and for instrumental solos The text experiments with reality we live in a magical futuristic world a skewed framef reference with which the author confounds and distorts the expectations Werewolf PTA of the reader The game is expanded to all senses scenes are described in termsf either pastel The Little Demon or primary clashing colours tastes are tied up to sounds in the preparationf cocktails cooking is done by mixing exotic and sometimes incompatible ingredients Dialogues are either whimsical Prince From Her Past or absurdist sending me back to memoriesf Lewis Carroll Vademecum Per Gli Operatori Nei Beni Culturali Ecclesiastici or Eugene Ionesco Words are broken into pieces and then re assembled into new shapes and roles Hyperbole is ever present in declared sentiments in atitudesr in set pieces an ice rink a dance hall a wedding an auditorium at the Sorbonne a factory floor etc Vian does not go as far ut field. Locuras y extravagancias creencias y proyectos diversiones y pesares alegrías y frustraciones Un día sin embargo todo cambia un nenúfar. .