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- DescriptionUnreeling like a series of film clips recorded during a stroll through Paris, Raymond Queneau's Hitting the Streets is wickedly funny. It is also a bittersweet meditation on the effects of time and memory. Hitting the Streets is Queneau's love letters to Paris - a Paris that is always in the process of becoming obsolete. This lively, idiomatic version is the first complete translation available in English.
- Author BiographyRaymond Queneau was born in Normandy in 1903 and studied at the Sorbonne before military service and a career working for the Gallimard publishing house. A novelist, philosopher, poet, mathematician and translator, he was a leading figure in twentieth-century French literary life, a prolific writer whose work touches on many of the major cultural movements of his time, from Surrealism to the experimental writing of the nouveau roman. In 1959 he published his best-known work, the novel Zazie dans le metro, which was a popular success both as a book and in the film adaptation by Louis Malle. In 1960 Queneau co-founded the 'Workshop for Potential Literature' or OuLiPo, a group of writers and scientists exploring the interactions between mathematics and literary forms.The group has included among its members Italo Calvino, Georges Perec and Harry Mathews, and still thrives today. Queneau died in 1976.
- Author(s)Raymond Queneau
- PublisherCarcanet Press Ltd
- Date of Publication25/07/2013
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationManchester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCarcanet Press Ltd
- Weight272 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Translated byRachel Judith Galvin
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