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  1. says:

    Autumn in Peking – Boris VianA few years ago I met a thirty something Frenchman in a youth hostel in Bariloche Argentina and he confessed to me he had read everything by Boris Vian – including many works yet to be translated into English – but had read them a long time ago during his University years and

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    Almost surrealist Boris Vian's narratives are subject to utter mutability and unpredictability At any moment anything may happen any

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    5 stars for the first 30 pages but then I don't know feels like I'm in part cartoon part American movie None of the characterizations conflicts banter and absurd predicaments got to me like the A and B vignettes early on Vian has his moments of wicked irony but it's tough to sustain given the singular snappy tone spread across the set up and wide cast of characters on Exopotamie 35 stars

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    Although I am the publisher of this masterpiece I still feel I can write about it because I came upon it as a reader I think Vian's Autumn in Peking is one of the great novels of French literature it's hysterical for one thing and on the other I find it moving in how Vian portrays his characters struggling to get the train tracks down For what purpose?

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    This book made me consider rescaling all my ratings as I think it should be the only 5 stars book It should appear in the dictionary as the definition of literature

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    The story such as it is is pretty basic kind of like a play you know? Group of people in the desert Bit of Kafka here and there but not too muchSome humour plenty of vulgarity It is surreal but most of that is confined to the first u

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    Boris Vian is not a predictable author I loved “Heartsnatcher” barely tolerated “Foam of the Daze” and “I Spit

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    Is there a statue of Boris Vian somewhere? There right proper oughter be Say I Pook J Arbuckle III Boris Vian was a supreme polymath and renaissance man Originally an engineer and learn'd man of science he became a writer both of literature under his own name and successfully whilst he was alive the nom de guerre Vernon Sullivan a

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    A book titled 'L'Automne à Péki

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    I really wanted to like this book it started out so hilarious and absurd with such vibrant descriptionsIn the end it seemed like a writing exercise that started well but went nowhereA second 975 came and stopped smack dab in front of Amadis Th

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Boris Vian was a jack of all trades although unfortunately his name was Boris and Boris of all trades never took off as a turn of phrase But nevertheless Vian was a great songwriter playwright singer jazz critic and of course novelist so it should have been Boris instead of Jack Vian's 1947 novel Autumn in Peking L'Automne a Pekin is perhaps Vian's most slapstick work with an added amount of despair in its exotic recipe for a violent cocktail drink The story takes place in the imaginary desert called Exopotamie where all the. 5 stars for the first 30 pages but then I don t know feels like I m in part cartoon part American movie None of the characterizations conflicts banter and absurd predicaments got to me like the A and B vignettes early on Vian has his moments of wicked irony but it s tough to sustain given the singular snappy tone spread across the set up and wide cast of characters on Exopotamie 35 stars The Coquette and the Boarding School recipe for a violent cocktail drink The story takes place in the imaginary desert called Exopotamie where all the. 5 stars for the first 30 pages but then I don t know feels like I m in part cartoon part American movie None of the characterizations conflicts banter and absurd predicaments got to me like the A and B vignettes early on Vian has his moments of wicked irony but it s tough to sustain given the singular snappy tone spread across the set up and wide cast of characters on Exopotamie 35 stars

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L'Automne à Pékin

In a mixture of great humor and uneual amount of disgust introduces various 'eccentric' characters in this 'desert' adventure such as Anne and Angel who are best friends; and Rochelle who is in love and sleeps with Anne while Angel is madly in love with her Besides the trio there is also Doctor Mangemanche; the archeologist Athanagore Porphyroginite his aide Cuivre; and Pipo all of them in a locality similar to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland where there is a tinge of darkness and anything is possible except for happiness. Boris Vian is not a predictable author I loved Heartsnatcher barely tolerated Foam of the Daze and I Spit on Your Graves was not intended to be a vehicle for his talents For the first sixty odd pages of Autumn in Peking a title with absolutely no bearing on the contents of the book I was fairly convinced that I d embarked on another nonsense festival that probably holds together better when all of the supposedly brilliant wordplay of the author has not been killed or made wooden by translation I was sustained at first and rewarded throughout by the way that Vian animates things in playful and unexpected ways She was wearing a short skirt and Angel

free read õ eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Boris Vian

Leading characters take part in the building of a train station with tracks that go nowhere Houses and buildings are destroyed to build this unnecessary structure and in Vian's world waste not make not In Alistair Rolls' pioneering study of Vian's novels The Flight of the Angels he expresses that Exopotamie is a thinly disguised version of Paris where after the war the city started changing its previous centuries of architecture to something modern Yes something dull to take the place of what was exciting and mysterious Vian. The story such as it is is pretty basic kind of like a play you know Group of people in the desert Bit of Kafka here and there but not too muchSome humour plenty of vulgarity It is surreal but most of that is confined to the first uarter I don t do well with surreal but in this case a lot of it was inanimate objects described like animate creatures which is the very essence of most animation so i just pretended those parts where a cartoon The delivery of the dialogue can be uite stilted not sure if thats in the original or just the translation which must have been a nightmare so well done MrTranslator anywayNot much to say very Indie its nothing amazing but i was never bored