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We Always Treat Women Too Well. Raymond Queneau Paperback – Oct 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Classics (October 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847491634
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847491633
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.1 x 20.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 141 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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All of the characters in this work are minor characters in Joyce's Ulysses. Yet, this is another day, another event, and the relation to Joyce is only one of names, or is it?
This is work of frank sex and violence. The heroine? A nymphette. Who wins and are the revolutionaries really bad people? Queneau leaves that question open, prefering to unfurl the problematics of human relations in what can only be described as an unusual circumstance.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9e568444) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e821114) out of 5 stars The Irish by the French Dec 24 2003
By LEs - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
All of the characters in this work are minor characters in Joyce's Ulysses. Yet, this is another day, another event, and the relation to Joyce is only one of names, or is it?
This is work of frank sex and violence. The heroine? A nymphette. Who wins and are the revolutionaries really bad people? Queneau leaves that question open, prefering to unfurl the problematics of human relations in what can only be described as an unusual circumstance.
Read it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e82151c) out of 5 stars Revolt(ing) or Reveal(ing)? April 2 2008
By Tanstaafl - Published on Amazon.com
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Hilarious! There is forcible entry (maybe?); murder (war?); and an analysis of fashion.

The situational morality was the keystone of the book. Should I? Will she? If she doesn't tell did it really happen? Did it really happen?

Stereotypes abound in the characters. I have never been closer to Ireland than wading along the coast of Maine, but I felt I was there. I could see the action as it was being described.

This is a marvelous short read that ended way to soon, but couldn't have been made longer without ruining it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e821324) out of 5 stars Queneau Rocks April 23 2013
By Pam Kray - Published on Amazon.com
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I first read We Always Treat Women Too Well in 1993. I had read other novels and compositions of writer, Raymond Queneau, and this one did not disappoint. On second reading, 20 years later, this book is even better. Sophisticated humor running through social and political satire--in the guise of what could be a movie like Dog Day Afternoon. Keep printing this book. It is gold.
HASH(0x9e821558) out of 5 stars We Always Treat Women Too Well (New York Review Book Classics) Nov. 7 2015
By Cphe - Published on Amazon.com
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An offering from the New York Review Books Classic list, which has introduced this reader to a lot of gems, interesting books and vastly different authors.

It was the quirky title that piqued my interest because I'd certainly never come across the author's name before. There is already a substantive synopsis on offer so no point in my rehashing.

I know that many readers have rated this shorter novel far higher but it didn't quite "gel" with me even though I love books set in Ireland and I love the period of history that the novel was set in. The very dark humor, and references to James Joyce sailed over my head as I've never read Joyce I'm afraid. The novel itself is written at a cracking pace, and the chapters are short which gave the story a 'static feel".

I realize that the novel was meant to be a parody but it just didn't resonate, parts that were meant to be humorous weren't to me. The characters themselves were strangely unsympathetic and lacked an emotional connection from the captive femme fatale Gertie to the Irish Rebels. Just not my cup of tea I'm afraid......
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e821948) out of 5 stars Fun quick read Sept. 13 2013
By dan carrano - Published on Amazon.com
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The book came in great condition. I love the Ernst drawing on the front. The story was hilarious and exciting.

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