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Foam of the Daze : L'Ecume Des Jours
by Boris Vian


Overview - Raymond Queneau called it the "most poignant love story of our time," and Julio Cortazar said of its author: "I can't think of another writer who can move me as surreptitiously as Vian does." Boris Vian (1920-1959) was a songwriter, trumpet-player, poet, playwright and pataphysician, but is best remembered for his 1947 novel, Foam of the Daze , a jazz-fueled science-fiction romance that mingles bittersweet and surrealist absurdity with a melancholic meditation on the frailty of life.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Raymond Queneau called it the "most poignant love story of our time," and Julio Cortazar said of its author: "I can't think of another writer who can move me as surreptitiously as Vian does." Boris Vian (1920-1959) was a songwriter, trumpet-player, poet, playwright and pataphysician, but is best remembered for his 1947 novel, Foam of the Daze, a jazz-fueled science-fiction romance that mingles bittersweet and surrealist absurdity with a melancholic meditation on the frailty of life. It tells the tale of Colin, a wealthy young dandy, and Chloe, his newly wedded wife who develops a terrible illness: a water lily in her lung. The supporting cast includes Chick, an obsessive collector of Jean-Sol Partre memorabilia; Colin's libertine manservant Nicolas, a Jeeves for the jazz-age; the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre himself, Vian's rib-poking tribute to his friend Jean-Paul Sartre and the pianocktail: a cocktail-mixing piano whose individual notes are tuned to liqueurs that mix incredible cocktails. Michel Gondry's film adaptation of the novel, to star Audrey Tautou, will begin production in 2012.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780966234633
  • ISBN-10: 0966234634
  • Publisher: Tamtam Books
  • Publish Date: November 2003
  • Page Count: 261
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.71 pounds


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