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Exercises in Style

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Description: Amazon.com Review A twentysomething bus rider with a long, skinny neck and a goofy hat accuses another passenger of trampling his feet; he then grabs an empty seat. Later, in a park, a friend encourages the same man to reorganize the buttons on his overcoat. In Raymond Queneau's Exercises in Style, this determinedly pointless scenario unfolds 99 times in twice as many pages. Originally published in 1947 (in French), these terse variations on a theme are a wry lesson in creativity. The story is told as an official letter, as a blurb for a novel, as a sonnet, and in "Opera English." It's told onomatopoetically, philosoph ... (more)
Manufacturer: New Directions
Release date: 17 February 1981
ISBN-10 : 0811207897 | ISBN-13: 9780811207898
Tags: French (1), Postmodern (1), 20th Century (1)
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