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dc.contributor.editorRolls, Alistair
dc.contributor.editorWest-Sooby, John
dc.contributor.editorFornasiero, Jean 23:55:55 14:41:01
dc.identifierOCN: 897577924
dc.description.abstractBoris Vian is a rare phenomenon. Nothing short of a national treasure in France, he is hardly known overseas. In his lifetime, he divided literary opinion with masterpieces that failed to sell and best sellers that caused outrage, trials and even deaths, including his own. As an impresario, he became the figurehead of the jazz scene that marked the French left bank at the end of the Second World War and was responsible for bringing Duke Ellington and Miles Davis to France. As a musician, he played his trumpet against the advice of cardiologists, sang pacifist songs before audiences of outraged patriots and, in passing, created French rock ‘n’ roll. Posthumously, he became known for his theatre, film scripts and poetry as well as for his novels. And in May ’68 he became a revolutionary icon.
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dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::DS Literature: history and criticism::DSC Literary studies: poetry and poetsen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::DS Literature: history and criticism::DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists and prose writersen_US
dc.subject.otherfrench english
dc.subject.othera life in paradox
dc.subject.otherthe poetry of boris vian
dc.subject.otherje veux pas crever
dc.subject.othermaria freij
dc.subject.otherboris vian
dc.subject.otherthe poems and short stories of boris vian
dc.subject.otherif i say if
dc.subject.otherchristelle conzalo
dc.subject.otherpeter hodges
dc.subject.otherfrancois roulmann
dc.subject.otherrereading vian: a poetics of partial disclosure
dc.subject.otheraudrey camus
dc.subject.otherthe short stories of boris vian
dc.subject.otherboris vian and short fiction
dc.subject.othertranslating boris vian
dc.titleIf I say If: The Poems and Short Stories of Boris Vian

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