La espuma de los días [Boris Vian] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rare book. Obra-prima do escritor frances Boris Vian, A espuma dos dias faz uso de imagens poeticas e surreais para apresentar um universo absurdo. Trata-se da historia. The Foam of the Days See more» This film is based on a novel written by the famous French writer Boris Vian, who was a jazz music passionate and also a.

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Finally, after a first succesful foray, I will probably continue to read Vian’s books, starting with his commercial pulp stories next. Kuroe Retrieved March 6, It ends in a massacre. In “Mood Indigo” the chef’s name is “ffroydde,” which I don’t fully understand if it is a pun.

La espuma de los días

A es;uma attempt at humor? Colin arruina-se e vai ter de trabalhar. Absurdish writing from another era that was badly served by the fanboy introduction. The expense of the treatment is large and Colin soon exhausts his funds, compelling him to undertake low-paying jobs in an espuna to accumulate more money for Chloe’s remedy.

Get to Know Us. So that was the visual image that Vian had in mind with respect to Colin.

And the baker-boy wishes exactly ditto i. It’s the novel of someone in their twenties facing the looming prospect of adult life. In fact, they complement each other perfectly. For those unfamiliar with Vian and curious, this should prove a savory morsel Halos of luck blind what they are made of.

Colin’s copious spending on Chloe’s treatment and his relentless job search for more boria represent the financial struggle many families face with paying for their loved ones’ treatments and medical bills.


The reader caught in its coils is lost in a labyrinth of musical, literary, artistic references revolving around the simple core of the tale. I should emphasize that this novel is not for every reader. There are numerous mentions of the song by Ellington called “Chloe, which is an incredible piece of music, but also one of vixn main characters in the novel is named after the song. Not quite beneath, actually, for subtexts keep erupting to the surface. The reasons why I didn’t use Chapman’s translation was that I felt that it needed a new and fresh translation, and Brian Harper, an American who lives in Paris, kept all the ingredients that makes the book great.

Feb 09, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: Full Cast and Crew. Following its debut in France, Froth on the Daydream received little notice in the press and underperformed in sales.

As well as giving the language an American tone. It is incredibly hard to pull this sort of thing off without loss twee or annoying, and Vian just doesn’t seem twee or annoying. A look at the lives of a group of teenagers who ride the same bus route and how their relationships change and evolve on the last day of school.

Retrieved on March 6, I feel very stupid. The book strongly reminded me of two other works: Boy loves girl and girl loves boy in a world where no lo can break loose, for it was never restrained in the first place. Boris Vian was a French polymath: It’s a quick read about pretentious, rich youths who view the only espkma of women in their beauty, and filled with flawed metaphors and failed magical realism.


L’Écume des jours by Boris Vian

Mentre l’amore, per essere fian, come una colomba, ha bisogno di essere libero e di volare fuori da ogni gabbia, forse come ha fatto il cuore matto di Boris Vian portandolo via a soli quarant’anni. And even those that are left wish that they could fall in love as well And a very powerful one, too.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Maybe it was retribution for every bloom that lost its life so a lover could believe in theirs. During the honeymoon, Chloe falls ill with a mysterious disease that primarily consists of coughing and chest pain, and she and Colin are forced to end their trip early.

Le plus poignant des romans d’amour contemporains — selon Raymond Queneau. A failed attempt at surrealism? Vian has ability to let your deep down buried childish sense of taking the most unbelievable fables for real, reemerge.

But Chapman’s translation is very interesting -for instance he drops reference to Jean-Luc Godard in the first few pages – which is not in the original by any means since the book was written in – but the playful of the images and names is one of the charms of this novel – and for sure it is probably a monster of a book to translate in any language than French.

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