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exercises, they all do tell the same story about a minor brawl in a bus, and . in fact I saw somewhere that Exercices de Style is Queneau’s best seller among the. In “Exercises in Style,” first published in Paris in , Raymond Queneau repeats it 99 times, each time transforming it in some way. The first. Exercises in Style has ratings and reviews. Manny said: MetaFrom what point of view should I review the book? Evidently: from all possible po.

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It seems like the author is retelling the story in the novel. He was a smart guy.

I actually got on the bus today! O Raymond, Raymond Queneau! But she still got it for me So we get various conversations, and reports given in a variety of accents, phonetically notated. Some randomly rearrange the letters queneak a word or the words in a phrase.

This virtuoso set of variations is a linguistic rust-remover, and a guide to literary forms. This individual suddenly addressed the man standing next to him, accusing him of purposely treading on his toes every time any passengers got on or got off.

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Dreams that he can’t help writing down to share with the rest of us. Foundations of the Abundant Style. Later, in another part of town, the man is spotted again while being advised by a friend to have another button sewn onto his overcoat. I’m sick of Raymond Queneau fans gushing over his economy with words and his simple sentence styles.


A further group, quite large, uses language less as a means of communication than as a mine of raw materials. We acknowledge exerrcises remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. As I found my rhythm, I worked my way in deeper and deeper.

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This book, assigned for Quenfau Schweickart’s Social and Political Philosophy of Literature course, was far and away the most important book I read. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. There have been quite a few books that have caused me while reading to think “If I ever teach a creative writing class, I’ve got to use this! Raymond Queneau was born in Le Havre inand went to Paris when he was This version by Arymond Wright is the earliest of them.

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Not only did she find ingenious ways to transfer Raymond’s linguistic puzzles into English, she also did the job with charm and esprit, and even found time to leave some “Easter Eggs” dotted around the text.


Barbara Wright’s English translation must be based on that edition, as it contains some exercises that are not in the original, and does not contain some that are.

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In a ble What story can be told about a queneua bus ride and a button? Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The core story could even have been something Queneau himself witnessed, and wrote about it simply because essentially it’s of little or no importance.

So, what is fiction? I want to be entertained!! Translation is a tricky business, queneeau Queneau is effectively a translator himself, recasting his story in so many variations that many of them become almost different languages.

Francophones, lovers of wordplay. A strange man was just a few breaths away and audaciously gawking at my hand which was meantimes venturing its wiry way between my legs.