Zazie in the Metro

Zazie in the Metro

by Raymond Queneau
     
 

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Impish, foul-mouthed Zazie arrives in Paris from the country to stay with Gabriel, her female-impersonator uncle. All she really wants to do is ride the metro, but finding it shut because of a strike, Zazie looks for other means of amusement and is soon caught up in a comic adventure that becomes wilder and more manic by the minute. In 1960 Queneau's cult classic

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Impish, foul-mouthed Zazie arrives in Paris from the country to stay with Gabriel, her female-impersonator uncle. All she really wants to do is ride the metro, but finding it shut because of a strike, Zazie looks for other means of amusement and is soon caught up in a comic adventure that becomes wilder and more manic by the minute. In 1960 Queneau's cult classic was made into a hugely successful film by Louis Malle. Packed full of word play and phonetic games, Zazie in the Metro remains as stylish and witty as ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714539232
Publisher:
Riverrun Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/07/1982
Series:
Riverrun Writers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Gilbert Adair, writer, film critic, and journalist, is the author of Love and Death on Long Island, among other novels.

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