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Out of curiosity and pleasure of course I read the two English language translations ecjme Boris Vian’s “Lecume des jours that is now out on the market. One can only be touched by this first love, pure, overflowing and unhappy, for ravaged by sickness and the oppressive presence of death.

Puns and Neologism in ” L’Écume Des Jours ” by Boris Vian | Nurten SARICA –

Sep 26, Lavinia rated it really liked it Shelves: It is possible to produce a new and different word without spoiling the structure of the language.

I only discovered this recipe a couple of years ago, but it has already become one of my favorites. Biglemoi is the name given for a type of dance in which the body moves with the rhythm in harmony and the dimension change. Colin is losing his money behind Chick.

You will just have to seek it out for yourself. It encourages the reader to understand and discover the meaning. Oh absolute, annihilating, cathartic Beauty of the Word. It’s poetic prose and visual literature, if such a thing has ever existed.

Foam of the Daze: 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 more from Duke Ellington. Vian has ability to let your deep down buried childish sense of taking the most unbelievable fables for real, reemerge.


The Andrex puppy, say— Aw, look! It’s fantasy but fantasy based on real life around Vian circ. The surreal magic of his story is the surreal magic of young love, captured perfectly through Colin’s efforts to buy enough flowers to cure his beloved Chloe of the “waterlily on her lung. These writers have made up a narrative system which is on the one hand obscure, on the other hand rich and mysterious through the different puns they use.

They start falling before Ivan does but maybe they are not necessary for him after all. In keeping with the hyperbole of the book in general, respectable adulthood isn’t just a chore — it’s the apocalypse.

L’Écume des jours en version originelle

The laws of physics are different here: In fact, they complement each other perfectly. The characters evolve in a bright or glaucous environment, but always strange, according to a choreography as unpredictable as a jazz solo. Working and doing something intellectual are funny and insignificant things. Colin reminded me of my usual answer if I like children or not. He is also known for highly controversial “criminal” fiction released under the pseudonym Vernon Sullivan and some of his Boris Vian was a French polymath: Things were always happening to alarm us.

Se lo dovessi paragonare a un quadro, sarebbe un quadro di Magritte. Lists with This Book. Instead of saying piskopos when talking about a bishop who got a large sum of money in a wedding ceremony, he created a new word miskopos to make him look nicer. Adolescents will recognize themselves in this initiatory journey that leads to adulthood, to its responsibilities and to its dramas in the face of the cruelty of existence.


Not quite beneath, actually, for subtexts keep erupting to the surface. It felt like I was doing this rescuing translation in my mental visual.

He sat down on the curb and cried some more. And he bounds over to you, his little tail wagging away, birds tweeting in the background, ah the warm sun on your face. The Brian Harper translation is called “Foam of the Daze. I’d be lying if I said part of me wasn’t hoping for a more life-affirming ending, but it’s hard to object when you’re being played so expertly.

A hedge, some pebbles, a few gnarled trees and half-a-dozen leaves complete the scene.

L’Écume des jours

All quite good except for the mouse, who was terrible In the film I was livid bkris Colin must go to the party so his buddy Chick will not get the girlfriend first. Mais nous, on les voit. Neologism of English origin: Word and idiomatic anagrams: Everything else can brois, 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.

The story is about a set of friends who are going through extraordianry changes.

For what we always remember, even years after reading, is that Colin loves Chloe, and vice versa! First English edition cover,