Impish, foul mouthed Zazie arrives in Paris from the country to stay with her uncle Gabriel All she really wants to do is ride the metro, but finding it shut because of a strike, Zazie looks for other means of amusement and is soon caught up in a comic adventure that becomes wilder and manic by the minute In 1960 Queneau s cult classic was made into a hugely successImpish, foul mouthed Zazie arrives in Paris from the country to stay with her uncle Gabriel All she really wants to do is ride the metro, but finding it shut because of a strike, Zazie looks for other means of amusement and is soon caught up in a comic adventure that becomes wilder and manic by the minute In 1960 Queneau s cult classic was made into a hugely successful film by Louis Malle Packed full of word play and phonetic games, Zazie in the Metro remains as stylish and witty as ever.
Zazie in the Metro Impish foul mouthed Zazie arrives in Paris from the country to stay with her uncle Gabriel All she really wants to do is ride the metro but finding it shut because of a strike Zazie looks for other
Being or nothing, that is the question Ascending, descending, coming, going, a man does so much that in the end he disappears Raymond Queneau, Zazie in the Metro A Raymond Queneau funny bone tickler, a witty zazissle through Paris with Uncle Gabriel hosting visiting Zazie, the ever oh so very loveable little wisecracker who oh so very much wishes to ride the city s Metro And I was ever on the qt for how many of RQ s 99 exercises in style turn up displaying their linguistic proboscis in this whim [...]
I m going to hazard a crazy guess as to what this book is really about besides the immediately recognizable themes which others have analyzed and canonized, themes such as the bizzareries Zazie encounters in the metropolis and the dazzling use of slang in the narrative.But before I hazard my crazy guess, you ll have to be patient with me while I do a little hypothesizing, while I attempt to puzzle it all out Because I really am trying to get to the bottom of Queneau s intention here I m attempti [...]
Another one which I read because of a book group selection, this time in the Forgotten Classics group It is a book that is impossible to distance completely from the film it inspired, a wild playful comic adventure set in a Paris netherworld that clearly owes much to Joyce The language is full of invention, with hybrid words and all manner of allusions and wordplay this must have made the translator s job very difficult and although Barbara Wright handled this task admirably and creatively, I wa [...]
Zazie was written by French writer Raymond Queneau 1903 1976 and published in 1959 It s well known for it s use of language A sort of slang known as colloquial or Neo French For example, the words who is it are written whozit The book is loaded with this type of language, later referred to in France as Zazie Speak But to the average reader it s a farce The escapades of a pre teen girl Zazie while visiting her uncle unkoo Gabriel in Paris for the weekend Her unkoo is a female impersonator and thi [...]
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHVi basta come recensione avete ragione Non sufficiente Mo m impegno.Per scrivere un romanzo del genere, le cose sono due o sei fuori come un balcone, o sei un geniaccio Molto probabilmente Queneau era entrambe le cose Lui invece si definisce un romanziere idiota Insomma, chi pi ne ha, pi ne metta Citando roba da intellettuali Secondo la definizione di Roland Barthes, Queneau uno degli scrittori che lottano con la letteratura In effetti in Zazie nel metro la battaglia si trasforma q [...]
I finally got around to finishing this, and it was a whole lot of fun 1 For its linguistic ingenuitya With respect to its highly accurate I assume transcription of Parisian slang That brought back memories and a serious case of itchy feetb With respect to the wonderful wordplay in which he engaged I m sure I missed most of this because my French isn t good enough2 For its characters they are, as it were, pretty great.a With respect to the main players, who were all beautifully portrayed, highly [...]
Look, it s quite simple really if you don t love this book then there is something fundamentally wrong with you My suggestion would either be medical help or, should you wish to save yourself and the world some time and effort, throwing yourself under the nearest Metro.
This short whimsical novel from the Parisian polymath and co founder of the Oulipo isn t representative of his phenomenal talent, but is a tittersome romp through a cinematic Paris of the 1950s with the acid tongued Zazie the charming misfit at its core.The humour was, for its time, subversive, with its foul mouthed heroine, the consistent references to homossesuality and the playfully childish words spelled phonetically throughout the text There is no plot as such, minus Zazie s persistent diss [...]
This book is so funny A perfect antidote to the Hamsun I read immediately before Though I must say that it seriously tested the limits of my colloquial French I thought I wasn t too bad at French slang, but this book put me firmly in my place My edition appeared to be intended for French high school students, and there were many useful footnotes explaining the less obvious pieces of argot, obscure references, and neologisms Queneau loves making up words He also has an endearing way of spelling t [...]
Q Besides a lifespan that encompassed the first years of the 20th century through the late 1970 s, first hand knowledge of the consequences of both world wars, a lifelong devotion to both wife and literature, a large body of work that spanned many genres, with a love of wordplay, humor, high diction, multilinguistic prose, a great attention to structure and experiments in form, and late recognition as one of the most important and influential writers in their respective language s , what did Ray [...]
Ooooh this book is so good It s fun, funny, and clever and it s a super quick read that s worth every second spent Apparently in France this book is toRaymond Queneau asLolita is toNabokov, i.e a seemingly simple, widely accessible, and wildly popular novel by an otherwise very intellectual, somewhat unapproachable genius For whatever that s worth In any case, this book is phenomenally good A perfect Sunday afternoon read.
Read in French Burlesque voyage through Paris, with the precocious girl Zazie and unlikely company Continuous surprising turns and twists that break all conventions Just marvellous read at the same time a most endearing human document.
A fizzy, surreal adjacent rendition of what might in the parlance of the sixties been called a romp through the low lights of postwar Paris Tweenish, precocious pre ing nue Zazie, and everyone in her trail path engage in exactly the wrong sort of thing to be doing for 1959 France In 2014 this would be best on a beach with a cool Fernet Branca, an afternoon s read that doesn t last longer than the fizz Some of the outrageousness lots of drinking, some cage aux folles crossdress cabaret, insistent [...]
c r i, u ti n ph i nh n m nh l th n kinh h i h c c a m nh t li t b n ph n t r t l u r i, n n v thay v th y quy n n y bu n c i nh nhi u ng i, m nh l i th y n d h i.C g ng c h t bi t v sao quy n n y l i l t v o T s ch C nh c a m r ng c xong h t r i v n ch ng bi t c l t i sao C ng ch ng bi t c m nh c ph i c i g N i nhi u Nh n v t trong truy n n i qu nhi u V c ch h n i chuy n v i nhau h t nh c ch nh ng a tr d i 6 tu i l a tu i m kh n ng h th ng ng n ng v n ch a ph t tri n ho n to n c ng v i xu h ng [...]
I love this book I would give it six stars if I wasn t held to the five star rating system Maybe even seven The comical twists and turns, Zazie s adventures, her uncle Gabriel so entertaining, so vivid While I read, Herge like graphics continually popped up in my mind which makes sense considering this was made into a running comic as well as a film Zazie is something and while the reader assumes she s an early teen, and prone to the surly brattiness that comes with the age, I think if I met her [...]
Zazie s gone downtown and Zazie s gone all around Zazie has turned the entire Paris upside down in no time Are you a homo sessuell Do I look like a fruit Recently I ve watched the movie adaptation of the book Of course the film is quite different from Raymond Queneau s novel but Louis Malle made a special stress on the weird visual scenes so he managed to make me see all the events in a new light
I ve just upgraded my rating here.I read this when I was at university and it was great fun but I m not too sure that I would like to read Mr Queneau s other books Zany Zazie
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Leaving aside the fact that this kind of literature is completely incomprehensible for people like me who like their books with a semblance of a plot and a logical dialogue, I cannot help to think that sadly my grasp of French is too basic for me to read the book in the original, which would have mightily improved the chance of me finding the book intriguing This seems to be one of those books best enjoyed in their initial language by people who can appreciate the word forging ingenuity of the a [...]
Chuy n phi u l u c a Zazie b t u ga Austerlitz, khi m a em l n Paris g i nh c u Garbiel b du h c ng t nh nh n Kinh nh s ng qua l ng k nh c a c b m i ba tu i r t l l ng Hoigimahoithe, thi n ng kh ng ph i l nh ng cung i n tr ng l , th p Eiffel hay t a Panth on m l t u i n ng m Khi h th ng t u i n ng m ng ng ho t ng do nh c ng, Zazie quy t nh t kh m ph Paris theo c ch ri ng m nh.Su t tr th nh n n nh n t nh d c c a cha ru t v b d ng, ra t a l m ch ng c u m , ch ng ki n m ch y theo c c nh n t nh m t [...]
Zazie, you are an adorable shit I can t decide who I liked bestZazie, Gabriel, Trouscaillon, or maybe the gesture parrot.I want to say about this slap sticky novel, but after spending over seven hours on an airplane with a gesture seat that didn t recline, I think I need to step away from the computer for a little while.
La saggezza del pappagallo Chiacchieri, chiacchieri, non sai fare altro dice il pappagallo Laverdure In effetti nel libro chiacchierano tutti, di continuo senza smettere un attimo Le parole corrono, si rincorrono, giocose come uno sciame di bambini ai giardinetti, urlano, ridono, si acchiappano, scappano, si nascondono, si afferrano, rotolano, sull onda della fantasia infantile che non conosce logica adulta I personaggi stessi nascono e sono forgiati dalle parole, che li costruiscono come i Lego [...]
Tatl tatl akan, h zla ilerleyen, hi s kmayan bir roman.Zazie adl k k, ele avuca s maz ve azc k edepsiz Bir k z n day s n ziyaret etmesiyle ba layan e lenceli olaylar silsilesi lgin karakterler, ak c ve komik diyaloglarYazar Queneau olunca insan oulipo ya veya patafizik e dair anlat m bi imleri, oyunlar bekliyor ama yok Tabi yine de fazlas yla argo kullan m na ve baz kelime oyunlar na yer verilerek roman n dili zenginle tirilmi ve biricikle tirilmi evirisine gelirsek, ki ok be endim, say n Tahsin [...]
It s hard to remember a time before I could go to Google and look up anything I wanted to know In early 2007 I was planning a trip to Paris and though I m sure I was using search engines by then, my searching skills were not up to creating a reading list of contemporary novels set in Paris I had recently begun reading a blog called The Millions, one of the few literary blogs I still check daily They have a feature called Ask A Book Question, so I did The first recommendation I got in the answer [...]
Zazie Laloch re is my hero, or perhaps antihero Both She s a preteen teen her age is never stated from the French country who gets dropped off with her uncle, Gabriel, in Paris for two days so her mother can spend time with her new boyfriend Immediately, it s obvious that Zazie is a character When she finds out that the metro she so desperately wants to ride is closed due to a strike, she cries, Oo the bastards But the moment she wins my heart comes a few pages later when she declares she wants [...]
You gotta love a book about a bitchy, foul mouthed 11 year old girl, especially one from the French countryside who comes to Paris to visit the subway, only the subways are on strike, so she opens up a can of whoopez vous ass to every Parisian her little bumply acid tongue can spit out Zazie isn t a great book but I think it s great someone wrote a book about a vile little girl I d rather bow to her than Miley Cyrus any day.
Chiacchieri chiacchieri, non sai fare altro , ripete il pappagallo circa una volta ogni due pagine Basta questo a rendere il non senso di un romanzo che, secondo il suo stesso autore e meno male che lo ammette un delirio scritto a macchina da un romanziere idiota Appunto.Piuttosto che leggerlo avrei potuto occupare il temo pulendo gli interstizi tra le mattonelle.
Ponovno itanje posle sto godina i dalje se smejem naglas Divna knjiga i divan prevod Ne upropa avaju je ak ni o ajne korice i bedan povez ovo je mo da i najru nija, najjadnije kori ena jugoslovenska edicija, ali izbor knjiga im je bio sjajan ni srame ljivo pominjanje vukovskih izraza kojima knjiga obiluje u blurbu stvarno, za to nema neku opciju za ponovljena itanja
Bello Un modo di scrivere non usuale che sulle prime spiazza il lettore, comunque molto efficace.Un romanzo che come un opera teatrale, vivace e un po surreale.Personaggi stralunati e molto francesi anche il pappagallo.
Sometimes, I ll call a book or story cinematic Normally, I mean it as a way to say the writing is particularly visual, like the words immediately lend themselves to being seen For example, when I thin of Casey Plett s story Not Bleak see A Safe Girl to Love , I can picture the wide open fields of the Canadian praries and the small Mennonite community, not to mention Zeke withdrawing into herself as they cross the border But here s something else that seems cinematic, in a different sense of the [...]