Details

ISBN-10: 1564783979
ISBN-13: 9781564783974
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 09/01/1989
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.50" W, 0.25" H

Pierrot Mon Ami

Translator: Barbara Wright
Afterword by: Inez Hedges

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Price: $14.95

Overview

Pierrot Mon Ami, considered by many to be one of Raymond Queneau s finest achievements, is a quirky coming-of-age novel concerning a young man s initiation into a world filled with deceit, fraud, and manipulation. From his short-lived job at a Paris amusement park where he helps to raise women s skirts to the delight of an unruly audience, to his frustrated and unsuccessful love of Yvonne, to his failed assignment to care for the tomb of the shadowy Prince Luigi of Poldevia, Pierrot stumbles about, nearly immune to the effects of duplicity. This innocent implies how his story, at almost every turn, undermines, upsets, and plays upon our expectations, leaving us with more questions than answers, and doing so in a gloriously skewed style (admirably re-created by Barbara Wright, Queneau s principle translator).”

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"We always feel good reading a Queneau novel; he is the least depressing of the moderns, the least heavy, with something Mozartian about the easy, self, pleasing flow of his absurd plots,"
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Details

ISBN-10: 1564783979
ISBN-13: 9781564783974
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 09/01/1989
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.50" W, 0.25" H
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