[PDF KINDLE] L’écume des jours author Boris Vian

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  • L’écume des jours
  • Boris Vian
  • French
  • 10 November 2019
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Free read ✓ L’écume des jours µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Nesues et à la morale commune L'Écume des jours est un délice verbal et un festin poétiue Jeux de mots néologismes décalages incongrus Vian surenchérit sans cesse faisant naître comme un vertige chez le lecteur hébété ui sourit uand il peut Mais le véritable malaise vient d'ailleurs  ces adolescents éternels à la sensibilité exacerbée constituent des victimes de choix L'obsession con. 910 Only two things really matter there s love every kind of love with every kind of pretty girl and there s the music of Duke Ellington or traditional jazz Everything else can go because all the rest is ugly and the few pages which follow as an illustration of this draw their entire strength from the fact that the story is completely true since I made it up from beginning to end Here s the promise and the warning that Boris Vian gives us in the introduction to his 1947 novel The promise of beauty and the warning of ugliness both of them to be found within the pages of his modern fairytale Call it if you want an existentialist love story or a horrible surreal comedy a continuation of the principle that started in antiuity carpe diem passed through the pen of Robert Herrick gather ye rosebuds while ye may and landed in France there to be reconciled with the negation of God the leftist sympathies and the passion for jazz among the intellectuals freuenting the cafes down Boulevard Saint Germain des PresFor me the experience of my first novel by Boris Vian is best described in terms of jazz It is experimental it has a definite theme romantic love meets cruel reality and within this frame it leaves room for improvization and for instrumental solos The text experiments with reality we live in a magical futuristic world a skewed frame of reference with which the author confounds and distorts the expectations of the reader The game is expanded to all senses scenes are described in terms of either pastel or primary clashing colours tastes are tied up to sounds in the preparation of cocktails cooking is done by mixing exotic and sometimes incompatible ingredients Dialogues are either whimsical or absurdist sending me back to memories of Lewis Carroll or Eugene Ionesco Words are broken into pieces and then re assembled into new shapes and roles Hyperbole is ever present in declared sentiments in atitudes or in set pieces an ice rink a dance hall a wedding an auditorium at the Sorbonne a factory floor etc Vian does not go as far out field as the later generation that embraced be bop but what he does here can be considered revolutionary and uniue for the times the novel was published His love for Duke Ellington is I believe reflected in the compact emotional and in the end carefully orchestrated final productLet s meet the members of the band on clavicocktail we have Colin a young and well heeled socialite living in a posh apartment in the metropolis we don t have a name it s a fable remember on clarinet we have Chick his less rich friend who has to work as an engineer in order to buy the books he loves so much on drums cymbals and assorted cooking pans we have Nicholas a talented servant cook driver and confident for Colin on piccolo we have the blonde Allysum a niece of Nicholas and the love interest of Chick on violin he have the dreamy fragile Chloe a dark haired beauty and the love interest of Colin on backing vocals he have Iris another young and rich socialite that ties up the different themes together the brass section is fronted by Jean Pulse Heartre Jean Sol Partre in other translations and the Marchiness de Mauvoir the existentialist idols who are lionized by an admiring population first among them our friend Chick on pipsueak we have a small grey mouse with soft black whiskers you never know when you might need one finally on upright bass blind FATE plays on to a different tune than everybody else dropping hint after hint that the end is nighsince I gave you the names of the band members main characters I should also include here the program for the evening mainly Duke Ellington s arrangements all mentioned in the text and all dating from what Boris Vian considers his best period the early 1940 s Black and Tan Fantasy Loveless Love Chloe In the Mood to be Wooed Blues of the Vagabond Misty Morning Prelude to a Kiss Mood Indigo Blue Bubbles To continue with my analogy I will present my favorite passages from the novel as musical numbers from the concert to the tune of Prelude to a Kiss You wouldn t like to give me some clues about the way in which you entered into a relationship with her Colin went on Well said Chick I asked her if she liked Jean Pulse Heartre and she told me that she collected all his works Then I said to her So do I And every time I said something to her she answered So do I and vice versa Then finally just as an existentialist experiment I said to her I love you very much But that time she just said Oh So the experiment was a flop said Colin I suppose so said Chick But all the same she didn t go So then I said I m going that way and she said I m not But she went on I m going this way Extraordinary nodded Colin So I said So am I said Chick And after that I went everywhere that she did It sounds much better in French to me Et moi aussi I wish my French was good enough to read this book in its original not anglicized form but I am afraid I will miss too many of Vian s puns and invented words Even the title is a bit better in French L ecume des jours a frothy daydream although I also like the jazzy connotations of Mood Indigo to the tune of Let s Suint Twist Again Colin takes instructions about the new dance craze that is sweeping the metropolis The principle of the Suint sir relies on the simultaneous setting up of interferences obtained via the rigorously synchronized oscillatory movements of two loosely connected centres of animation I didn t realize said Colin that it was concerned with such advanced developments in physics In this case said Nicholas the dancer and his partner should attempt to maintain minimum perceptible distance between themselves Then their entire bodies begin to vibrate following the rhythm of the music You don t say said Colin looking slightly worried A series of static undulations is then set up said Nicholas presenting as in the laws of acoustics various diaphragmatic vibrations and frictions which make a large contribution to the creation of the right atmosphere on a dance floor or like on of my mechanical trainers used to say Dancing is the vertical expression of a horizontal desire to the tune of Let s Do It Let s Fall in Love Colin complains that everybody is amoureuse except him I wish I were in love said Colin The butcher boy wishes he were in love And the baker boy wishes exactly ditto ie that he were in love The candle stick maker s boy and everybody in the street wishes and wishes that I were in love and they were and you were and we were and that the whole wide world were too And even those that are left wish that they could fall in love as well alternative suggestion Tous les garcons et les filles with Francoise Hardy to the tune of Georgia on my Mind let s listen to Colin daydreaming about the girl he just met I wish he went on I were lying deep in lightly toasted grass with sunshine and warm earth all around the grass crisp and yellow as straw you know what I mean with hundreds of little buzzing insects and clumps of soft dry moss too One lies flat on one s tummy and stares A hedge some pebbles a few gnarled trees and half a dozen leaves complete the scene They re a great help And Chloe said Chick And Chloe of course said Colin Chloe on my mind I guess you can tell from my uotes so far that this is a boy meets girl kind of story whimsical and sweet and mostly pink and light blue in tone with fluffy white clouds scateerred artistically in the sky A perfect April in Paris kind of mood Which is true if the reader is willing to ignore the occasional jarring notes that leave a trail of bloody dismembered tranmpled by elephants crushed by falling roofs etc bodies scattered around the edges of the main plot Colin is happy he has found the girl of his dreams there is music in his life and he feels generous towards his friends Existentialism can be fun right He was running and he was scared Why can t we always be together Things were always happening to alarm us Wrong This is still the real world that we see distorted under the artistic lens of Boris Vian This is stil written under the influence of Sartre and Beauvoir and Camus on a side note is it possible that the grotesue portrait of Jean Pulse Heartre in the novel has anything to do with Vian s wife having an affair with the philosopher People get sick and need to see a doctor People need to work for money before they can relax with a drink listening to a hot jazz number Governments still spend the better part of their budget on military adventures And some people are concerned about books than about the real person waiting right by their side But he loves his books than me wails one of the band players I don t have a fast tempo dark and wild number to suggest right now but I m sure there are a few to be found listening to from Duke Ellington Or you can picture the famous scene from Charlie Chaplin s Hard Times Down below in front of each mammoth machine a man was struggling struggling as not to be slashed and torn apart by the voracious cogs facing him Every man s right foot was held down by a heavy iron ring They were only let off twice a day at night and at noon I was both enchanted and disturbed by the story of Colin and Chloe Chick and Allysum thrilled by the experimental nature of Boris Vian s prose and by his imagery I would use some Salvador Dali images to illustrate my review if I were not sort of lazy right now and rushing to go back to another novel I would like to watch the Michel Gondry film version since I believe Audrey Tatou is perfect for the role of Chloe Finally after a first succesful foray I will probably continue to read Vian s books starting with his commercial pulp stories next

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Free read ✓ L’écume des jours µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Chick Alise Chloé et Colin passent leur temps à dire des choses rigolotes à écouter Duke Ellington et à patiner Dans ce monde où les pianos sont des mélangeurs à cocktails la réalité semble ne pas avoir de prise On se marie à l'église comme on va à la fête foraine et on ignore le travail ui se réduit à une usine monstrueuse faisant tache sur le paysage Pied de nez aux conventions roma. I only discovered this recipe a couple of years ago but it has already become one of my favorites It s hard to believe that the different ingredients go together In fact they complement each other perfectlyFrench manga with fatal love stories and roasted Sartre 1 medium manga2 fatal love storieswhole early Sartre including authorLewis Carroll style wordplaysome PG WodehouseridiculepanachebrioTrim the manga retaining a good part of the extreme violence sex and nudity and transpose into French novel form using the method from page 73 Add the love stories the wordplay and the Wodehouse and stir well Set aside in a warm place for an hour until it has risenMeanwhile turn the Sartre inside out and tear it to pieces Make sure that both the author and La Naus e are completely covered in ridicule If you do this correctly Sartre will still be a lifelong friend but be warned that you may not get it right on the first tryFold the Sartre carefully into the main plot then pour into a pot boiler and simmer until done Serve immediately with plenty of panache and brio

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Free read ✓ L’écume des jours µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Sumériste de Chick née d'une idolâtrie frénétiue pour un certain Jean Sol Partre semble vouloir dire ue le bonheur ne saurait durer En effet l'asphyxie gagne du terrain et l'on assiste avec effroi au rétrécissement inexorable des appartements On en veut presue à Vian d'être aussi lucide et de ne pas s'être contenté d'une expérience ludiue sur fond de roman d'amour Sana Tang Léopold Waute. A novel challenging classification in which verbal fireworks are in the driver s seatNevermind Boris Vian looking like Emmanuel Macron they are not made from the same dough Musicscape Brutal Swing Igorrr Roman plut t inclassable dans leuel la fantaisie verbale tient le haut du pav Lu sur l invite de mon p reFonds Musical Brutal Swing Igorrr