"Pierrot Mon Ami was perhaps Queneau's masterpiece . . . This unlikely guru exerted a major influence on a new avant-garde (notably on Georges Perec, ...Show synopsis"Pierrot Mon Ami was perhaps Queneau's masterpiece . . . This unlikely guru exerted a major influence on a new avant-garde (notably on Georges Perec, who was devoted to him). But if there was a sage in Queneau he never imparted his wisdom more touchingly than in Pierrot Mon Ami." Times Literary SupplementHide synopsis
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Description:Fine. 978-0916-58340-8. Marfree, acidfree Fine 1st Engl softcov...Fine. 978-0916-58340-8. Marfree, acidfree Fine 1st Engl softcov Ed; no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours.; 0.47 x 8.46 x 5.58 Inches; 159 pages; "A witty novel that is a witness both to Queneau's marvelous sense of humor and his capacity for self-examination. " (Choice 2-91)"Dazzling in its wordplay. " (Kirkus Reviews 8-1-90)"It is an artfully crafted literary mosaic of oppositions and similarities (of characters, descriptions, attitudes, and perceptions) that emphasize the literary quality of this work. The finality evoked in the title is rich in potential for interpretation, as is the work itself. The use of puns and neologisms, as well as other stylistic and rhetorical devices characteristic of Queneau's work, have come to be recognized as uniquely his. " (Library Journal 8-90)"Beguiling....Queneau's literary infractions...are not for the sake of novelty but for the sake of the novel. " (Publishers Weekly 8-24-90)Publishers WeeklyPierrot is a Chaplinesque figure who works at a series of marginal jobs for an amusement park, and competes with his friend Paradis for the affections of the owner's daughter. ``Originally published in France in 1942 and in England in 1950, this novel's pared down, often vulgar language is supplemented by highly inventive word plays and snippets of philosophy, '' said PW.
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