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ZAZIE DANS LE MÉTRO [Mass Market Paperback]

RAYMOND QUENEAU

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Oct. 10 1996 Folio Plus (Book 19)
Dans Folioplus classiques, le texte intégral, enrichi d'une
lecture d'image, écho pictural de l'oeuvre, est suivi de sa mise
en perspective organisée en sept points : Mouvement Littéraire
: Le roman français d'après-guerre : déconstruction, quête du
sens et réflexivité. Genre Et Registre : Le "roman" parodique
d'un univers déchu. L'écrivain à sa table de travail : L'univers
du langage et des textes, seule voie d'accès au réel.
Groupement De Textes : Des personnages en quête d'un sens.
Chronologie : Raymond Queneau et son temps. Fiche : Des
pistes pour rendre compte de sa lecture. Analyse Filmique :
Zazie dans le métro de Louis Malle
--This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: GALLIMARD (ÉDITIONS) (Oct. 10 1996)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 2070393631
  • ISBN-13: 978-2070393633
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 10.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,960,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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UN ESSAI Etude approfondie d'un grand texte classique ou contemporain par un spécialiste de l'œuvre : approche critique originale des multiples facettes du texte dans une présentation claire et rigoureuse. UN DOSSIER Bibliographie, chronologie, variantes, témoignages, extraits de presse. Eclaircissements historiques et contextuels, commentaires critiques récents. --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.

About the Author

Raymond Queneau (1903-1976) est né au Havre. Venu à Paris pour ses études, il fut successivement employé de banque, professeur de français, journaliste et traducteur. La publication de "Zazie dans le métro" en 1959 l'a rendu célèbre, et c'est Louis Malle qui a porté le livre à l'écran. --This text refers to the Perfect Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Strange and Funny! Oct. 19 2000
By M. Allen Greenbaum - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Raymond Queneau has written a strange but tantalizing little novel about an adolescent named Zazie... she has a New York accent, and the mouth of a Henry Miller. Her misadventures in Paris, prove challenging to those around her,and amusing to the reader. It's am amusing collage of seemimgly misplaced dialogue and eccentric characters, yet is easy to read and laugh with.
(Note: Queneau is, I think, an underappreciated genius. You can find out more about him by looking up the book "The OULIPO COMPENDIUM" here at Amazon, which contains his extraordinary "One-hundred-trillion sonnets." "Oulipans: rats who build the labyrinth from which they plan to escape" -- Raymond Queneau).
Zazie is less of a labyrinth and more of a amusement park, a good introduction to this imaginative writer. Probably not for those easily offended (nor is "Zazie" herself), but a little treasure worth looking for.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alice in Paris. May 2 2001
By darragh o'donoghue - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Like his hero Lewis Carroll, Raymond Queneau was a polyglot, and a mathematician with a love of patterns, forms and games. He wrote a study of dog language in Carroll's 'Sylvie and Bruno', and 'Zazie' is his update of Alice to the Parisian Wonderland of the late 1950s, although it is not clear whether Zazie is an anti-Alice, bringing chaos to a normal society, or whether she is a precocious, sensible, curious (if foul-mouthed) child faced with a blinkingly unstable universe: Zazie is notably passive in the book's final third, when the linguistic, philosophical, temporal, narrative, spatial and sexual dissolutions collapse into a frenzy of barmy physical violence.
the book as a whole sees Rabelais and Diderot rewriting the Arabian Nights. Each chapter plays like a Ionesco drama, a sustained, rhythmic dialogue where the disparity between bizarre event and the disintegrating attempts of language to express it, creates a gap where logic contracts, explodes and comes back together in an hilarious anti-logic. Not only are the borders of dream and reality, plausibility and fantasy, role play and identity broken down, but Queneau's narrative procedures - at once Joycean in its plenitude, and startling in its gaping ellipses - further confuse the reader.
'Zazie' is Queneau's most 'plausible' novel, in that much of its fun lies in its Parisian locales, and its comedy at the expense of romantic cliches about the city; but it is also a true Surrealist novel, both in breaking down the normality of the real, and in asserting that the only way you can get what you want is to dream.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality March 14 2014
By Liz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is in great shape and I can't wait to read it. I placed my order on February 27, 2014 and I live on the east coast (USA) so it got here on Wednesday which I think is pretty quick for a book coming from so far.
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