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Product Details

  • Paperback: 177 pages
  • Publisher: TamTam Books (Oct. 31 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 096623460X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966234602
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14.1 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #383,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"In the tradition of Karl May and Franz Kafka, Boris Vian imagines an America even more amazing than the land he has never visited...A vivid and startling performance." -- J. Hoberman

"To Americans Boris Vian has long been one of the hidden glories of French literature...[I Spit on Your Graves] is a singular book, not for the squeamish, and not to be passed by." -- Jim Krusoe

About the Author

Boris Vian, who passed away in 1959, lives on in the TamTam Books' ideal world where personality, wit, great writing, and a man who embraced the 'pop' culture of his time and place (Saint Germain des Pres, Paris) is the supreme ruler. Sadly in a world where one has to compromise to eat and enjoy just the basic comforts, in this context, Vian's work is so much more powerful and meaningful. The concept and enjoyment of youth, jazz, dark nightclubs, bent-up paperbacks that fit in your back pocket, alcohol, the pleasure of sexual encounters, the first sting of love, the beauty of destruction, the sensual pleasure of reading a text and holding a book. These are the things that made me love Boris Vian. The playfulness of his language and the wit of his narratives are something that got me started in publishing. So it is with great pleasure that TamTam Books are focusing a lot of their attention on the works of this 20th Century genius. More titles will follow!

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa58e4768) out of 5 stars 12 reviews
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5b81410) out of 5 stars It's Boris July 8 1998
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
It's the book I always advice to people who read too little or who don't like litterature. And at each time they like it very much. It's really easy to read, the style is quick and accurate. A lot of action, a bit of sex... with the Boris' style which is different as usual, it's the Vernon Sullivan style less intricate but just as good. Now it's not still censored so everyboby should take the opportunity to read it.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5b81878) out of 5 stars A Real Oddment for Aficionados of the Hardboiled April 8 2005
By Chris Ward - Published on
Format: Paperback
If you've read James M. Cain and David Goodis and Jim Thompson and Charles Williford and like the dark, tough-as-nails paperback original fiction of the forties and fifties, pick this up. It's a postwar Frenchman's take on the dark underside of America, a place he'd never been-- so his imaginary America is even more corrupt than the stuff the Americans were writing. It's sleazy "realism" (that is: fantasy), with all the teenaged girls panting nymphos and all the men racist pigs. The jargon is just "off" enough to raise a smile (though the translation is probably fine-- I read it in English), and the behavior of our "hero"-- a black man passing as white named Lee-- is completely reprehensible. He hates _everybody_. Due to the odd nature of its authorship and its aspirations, this is an entertaining read: not necessarily a good novel, but an intriguing and entertaining one.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5b8189c) out of 5 stars Different Style of approaching the subject Dec 10 2000
By OZGUR - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is one of most important mile stones in Boris Vian's literal life, and a must read for B.V. fans. The book is banned in many countries because of its direct approach to sexuality and racism. It is a short book and one may read it in couple of hrs, I recommend it to viewers. I dont want to state my personal thought about the book not to effect th readers about the book. My advice would be to read it and attain some knowledge about the life of the writer to have a structural thought for the book
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5b81bb4) out of 5 stars Revenge...plain and simple... Oct. 16 2008
By R. Robinson - Published on
Format: Paperback
Im going to spare you all the pretense that this is a great book for its structure, narrative, theme, subtext, etc (the usual literature hype) its a classic book about a classic topic, REVENGE. A black man who can pass as white performs the horrid to correct the wrongs he has been dealt (and his brother). If you wanna read a psychological thriller then read this. The nay sayers seem to be under the assumption that there are more realistic books written about the topic or perhaps they themselves have published something better and see fit to rate it so poorly.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5b81ce0) out of 5 stars RAW POWER July 10 1998
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
Boris vian was the lightest spirit of the french thinkers. This book sarcastic to death can reveal such aspects of life and human behaviour that you remain breathless.