- Mass Market Paperback
- Publisher: 10/18 (July 16 1991)
- Language: French
- ISBN-10: 226400830X
- ISBN-13: 978-2264008305
- Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 0.8 x 10.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 82 g
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Je voudrais pas crever (French) Mass Market Paperback – Jul 16 1991
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About the Author
Boris Vian was a novelist ("Mood Indigo"), poet, jazz trumpeter, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor, and engineer. He was the emblematic figure of the postwar Paris cultural milieu: friend to Camus, de Beauvoir, and Sartre (until Sartre seduced his wife); the Parisian champion of Duke Ellington and Miles Davis; the inspiration for and mentor to Serge Gainsbourg; the French translator of Raymond Chandler. Vian, who had suffered a pulmonary edema in 1956, died of cardiac arrest in 1959, at age thirty-nine, during a screening of a Hollywood adaptation of one of his novels, outraged at the American interpretation of his novel, set in America, where he had never been. His last words were reportedly: These guys are supposed to be American? My ass! --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.