The same plot told in ninety-nine different ways, this is the theme of “Exercises in Style” by Raymond Queneau. How many different ways can you make a cover. Esercizi di stile by Raymond Queneau, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Esercizi di stile. Testo francese a fronte by Raymond Queneau, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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But cover to cover? This is, of course, an open-ended list. As the title says, these are exercises in telling the same short vignette in multiple writing styles, many of which I hadn’t heard of before. Now, seeing Queneau’s work in retrospect, it seems inevitable.

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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He hated Faulkner, for a start, who was obviously rubbish. Start With Why Simon Sinek. I guess I’m too old and too conventional.

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Raymond’s exercises got me thinking about all manner of things, and I had a few days of intellectual fireworks not my own, more like an appreciation of Raymond’s. One feels tempted to conclude by telling the story in the form of a Goodreads review writing the review in variations having been done but given how great writers have tried and failed to emulate Queneau, I’ll resist the temptation.


Esercizi di stile by Raymond Queneau. This is an amazing, virtuoso dtile, both on the part of the author and the translator. Suddenly a voice rang out in my room: View all 4 comments. Trivia About Exercises in Style. I was starting to think Raymond was enjoying this more than I was.

The Meltdown book 13 Jeff Kinney. Barbara Wright’s English translation must be based on that edition, as it contains some exercises that are not in esercozi original, and does not contain some that are. It was time for me to get off. The bus was being got into by passengers.

This book, assigned for Dave Schweickart’s Social and Political Philosophy of Literature course, was far and away the most important book I read. Despite the title that clearly refers to style and restricts the scope of the work, I had expected something like Kurosawa’s Rashomonwhere different accounts of the same event are provided by several people, from different points of view, thus yielding contradictory yet somehow complementary stories.

Anche la stravaganza, d’altronde, stille un ruolo fondamentale, prova ne sia l’esercizio Botanicoche ci regala perle del tipo: I’m sick of Raymond Queneau fans gushing over his economy with words and his simple sentence styles.


My heart quejeau with fear I turned a corner and there saw, not a genuine work of art, but a shelving unit…painted fog-grey. O Raymond, Raymond Queneau! What if the artist had made a mistake towards the end of a book? Return to Book Page. Ri White Robert Galbraith.

Maybe some permutations could simply have been dropped? Milk and Vine Emily Beck. Capital of the Twentieth Century,” not Benjamin. I apologize if I haven’t been clearer. Raymond Queneau was someone I had to understand.

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Although Queneau’s novels give an impression of enormous spontaneity, they were in fact painstakingly conceived in every esercizo detail. Norse Myths Kevin Crossley-Holland. I turned around just as the older man was getting off the bus. Testo originale a fronte.

Music has gone through many of the same fascinations and denials as conceptual poetry, but several decades earlier than the conceptual art Dworkin cites.