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Boris Vian

Boris Vian (1920-1959) celebrated his extraordinary imagination with a tumultuous and intense career of writing, playing music, throwing and attending parties, and attacking any form of pretension or bureaucracy. His works range from bestselling sex-and-violence thrillers under the name of Vernon Sullivan to popular songs, plays, and short stories to the beautiful and surreal novels he wrote under his own name, L'Arrache Coeur (Heartsnatcher) and his masterpiece L'Ecume des jours (Froth on the...See more