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Vian, Boris 1920-1959

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L'écume des jours : roman by Boris Vian( Book )

505 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 2,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a story in which a husband must try to keep his ill wife alive by constantly surrounding her with fresh flowers
Heartsnatcher by Boris Vian( Book )

236 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in a bizarre and slightly sinister town where the elderly are auctioned off at an Old Folks Fair, the townspeople assail the priest in hopes of making it rain, and the official town scapegoat bears the shame of the citizens by fishing junk out of the river with his teeth. Heartsnatcher is Boris Vian's most playful and most serious work." "The main character is Clementine, a mother who punishes her husband for causing her the excruciating pain of giving birth to three babies. As they age, she becomes increasingly obsessed with protecting them, going so far as to build an invisible wall around their property."--Jacket
Blues for a black cat & other stories by Boris Vian( Book )

151 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verbal Niagaras, zany sexual encounters, and absurd situations. But, as Julia Older points out, parody only heightens the masked terrors of war, poverty, ill health, and unemployment that hound the bizarre protagonists of Vian's fablelike narratives
L'Automne à Pékin by Boris Vian( Book )

173 editions published between 1947 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce matin-là, Amadis Dudu rata l'autobus. Or, non seulement ce contre-temps ne compromit en rien sa journée, mais il l'engagea au contraire dans une série d'aventures bien extraordinaires, où se trouvaient mêlées toutes sortes de personnes au milieu desquelles il n'allait du reste pas tarder, lui Dudu, à se perdre; mais cela n'était pas gênant du tout, au contraire. Inutile d'ajouter que rien dans cette histoire ne concerne l'automne, ni Pékin. [4e de couv.]
The empire builders by Boris Vian( Book )

35 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théâtre avec trois personnages: trois hommes
If I say if : the poems and short stories of Boris Vian by Boris Vian( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boris 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. In two posthumously published collections of short stories, translated for the first time in English in this volume, the France of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir is seen through Vian's idiosyncratic and often rather madcap lens. And alongside them there is another voice entirely, a side of Vian that blends his dry irony with deep, at times startling, emotion. His poems, again published in English here for the first time, give a counter-point to the public figure loved throughout France but never quite admitted into the Pantheon of her great artists. For those who may have read L'Ecume des jours or J'irai cracher sur vos tombes, or heard someone singing "Le Deserteur" on the Paris Metro, or for those who are discovering him for the first time, here are both sides of the incomparable and never quite self-coinciding Boris Vian
J'irai cracher sur vos tombes by Boris Vian( Book )

139 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réédition d'un célèbre roman de Boris Vian, (publié sous le pseudonyme de Sullivan) en 1946 et interdit en 1949. Scènes érotiques d'un réalisme assez poussé. Le vocabulaire n'est jamais ordurier. A noter que ce roman, écrit à la suite d'un pari, est sans doute, la plus superficielle des oeuvres de Vian
Vercoquin et le plancton by Boris Vian( Book )

91 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Major entre deux surprise parties, celle où il rencontre Zizanie et celle où tous les deux se fiancent, use de persuasion pour décider le sévère tuteur de la demoiselle à lui accorder la main de celle-ci
To hell with the ugly by Boris Vian( Book )

129 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman érotique
The knacker's ABC. L'equarrissage pour tous : a paramilitary vaudeville in one long act by Boris Vian( Book )

22 editions published between 1950 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trouble dans les Andains by Boris Vian( Book )

84 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in French and English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conçu durant l'hiver 1942-1943, révélé en 1066, 'Trouble dans les andains', premier roman de Boris Vian, est un récit d'inspiration originale, pleinement achevé, conduit avec allégresse et que rien ne bride puisqu'il est mû tout entier par le dynamique des mots. Exemple le plus direct du langage-univers de Boris Vian, cette aventure où se mêlent la terreur (drolatique), l'enquête policière (cocasse) et l'espionnage-bouffe, ce sont les mots qui la mènent et la tissent, l'embrouillent et la dénouent, y rebondissent et cabriolent, et nous font trembler à force de rire de leurs galipettes. Boris Vian s'y dédouble, s'y multiplie en dix personnages qui se poursuivent d'Auteuil à Bornéo, nagent dans des flots de sang de crapaud et s'entretuent joyeusement en se disputant un mystérieux engin, le barbarin fourchu"--Publisher's description, back cover
The generals' tea party by Boris Vian( Book )

20 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le loup-garou, suivi de douze autres nouvelles by Boris Vian( Book )

57 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treize nouvelles, écrites de 1945 à 1952, dans lesquelles B. Vian s'est plu à laisser son imagination battre la campagne, la ville et quelques mondes moins connus comme celui des loups-garous de Ville-d'Avray ou celui des skieuses lesbiennes et sadiques de Vallyeuse
Elles se rendent pas compte by Boris Vian( Book )

95 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand Francis Deacon, aidé de son frère Richard, décide de s'habiller en souris pour aider une autre souris, son amie d'enfance Gaya ... cela donne un roman féroce et drôle mettant en scène une jeunesse américaine débauchée, droguée et criminelle
The dead all have the same skin = Les morts ont tous la même peau by Boris Vian( Book )

84 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videur dans une boîte de nuit, Dan ne vit que pour Sheila, sa femme, et l'enfant qu'il a eu avec elle. Un enfant que la société acceptera parce que sa peau est blanche. Dan, lui est noir, d'origine, sinon de peau... Toute son existence repose sur ce secret
En avant la zizique, et par ici les gros sous by Boris Vian( Book )

70 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in French and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely little mouse has to be resourceful in order to bring his family back together
L'herbe rouge; roman. Les lurettes fourrées; nouvelles by Boris Vian( Book )

99 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans son style étonnant qui mêle la fantaisie et l'absurde avec l'émotion la plus poignante, Boris Vian nous raconte dans L'Herbe rouge les aventures d'un savant qui a inventé une machine pouvant lui faire revivre son passé et ses angoisses. Sous le travesti de l'humour noir, ce sont ses propres inquiétudes que met en scène Boris Vian, avec la frénésie d'invention burlesque qui l'a rendu célèbre. [Source : 4e de couv.]
Les batisseurs d'empire = ou, Le Schmürz by Boris Vian( Book )

67 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pièce marquée par le ton inimitable de Boris Vian
Manuel de Saint-Germain-des-Prés by Boris Vian( Book )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le Saint-Germain-des-Prés des années 1950 y esst décrit avec brio et légèreté par l'une de ses plus étincelantes figures. Le Flore, le Tabou, la Rhumerie; les pesonnalités, de Jean-Paul Sartre à Claude Luter, de Simone Signoret à Calude Luter; le bouillonnement artistique et intellectuel, les courants novateurs de la littérature, de la chanson, du théâtre et du jazz bien sûr..."--
Théatre inédit. Tête de Méduse. Série blême. Le chasseur français by Boris Vian( Book )

13 editions published in 1970 in French and English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Heartsnatcher
Alternative Names

controlled identitySullivan, Vernon, 1920-1959

B. Vian

Bison Ravi

Bison Ravi 1920-1959

Blackshick, Andy

Blackshick Andy 1920-1959

Boris Vian e franzöösische Schriftsteller und Musiker

Boris Vian écrivain, poète, chanteur et musicien de jazz français

Boris Vian escritor francés

Boris Vian escritor, músico, tradutor e enxeñeiro francés

Boris Vian Frans zanger

Boris Vian Französischer Schriftsteller und Musiker

Boris Vian French polymath: writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer

Boris Vian pisarz francuski

Boris Vian scrittore, paroliere e drammaturgo francese

Boris Vian skrivagner gallek

Boriss Viāns

Brisavion

Clarke, Xavier

Clarke Xavier 1920-1959

Culape, S

Culape S. 1920-1959

Damour, Aimé

Damour Aimé 1920-1959

Delaroche, Michel

Delaroche Michel 1920-1959

Du Beausset, Joëlle

Du Beausset Joëlle 1920-1959

Dunoyer, Gérard

Dunoyer Gérard 1920-1959

Dupont, Jules

Dupont Jules 1920-1959

Duravi, Bison

Duravi Bison 1920-1959

Fanaton

Fanaton 1920-1959

Hachebuisson, Hugo

Hachebuisson Hugo 1920-1959

Hanvélo, Zéphirin

Hanvélo, Zéphirin 1920-1959

Hirondelle, Onuphre

Hirondelle Onuphre 1920-1959

Lambineuse, Amélie de

Lambineuse Amélie de 1920-1959

Legrillon, Odile

Legrillon Odile 1920-1959

Link, Otto

Link Otto 1920-1959

Mauve, Gédéon

Mauve Gédéon 1920-1959

Minoux, Eugène

Minoux Eugène 1920-1959

Molle, Gédéon

Molle Gédéon 1920-1959

Pignerole, Josèfe

Pignerole Josèfe 1920-1959

Ravi, Bison

Ravi, Bison, pseud.

Ravi pseud

Schmürz, Adolphe

Schmürz, Adolphe 1920-1959

Sinclair, Vernon, 1920-1959

Sinclair, Vernon 1920-1959 pseud

Sincrazi, Lydio

Sincrazi Lydio 1920-1959

Sullivan pseud

Sullivan V.

Sullivan V. 1920-1959

Sullivan , Vernon

Sullivan Vernon 1920-1959

Sullivan, Vernon 1920-1959 pseud

Sullivan, Vernon 1920-1959 pseud. för Boris Vian

Sullivan, Vernon pseud.

Sullivan, Vernon, pseud. för Boris Vian, 1920-1959

Tof, Anna

Tof Anna 1920-1959

Tof de Raspail, Anna

Tof de Raspail Anna 1920-1959

Varnier, Claude

Varnier Claude 1920-1959

Vian B.

Vian B. 1920-1959

Vian B. P.

Vian B. P. 1920-1959

Vian, Borian 1920-1959

Vian Boris

Vian, Boris 1920-1959

Vian, Boris (Boris Paul), 1920-1959

Vian, Boris Paul.

Vian Boris Paul 1920-1959

Vian-Sullivan 1920-1959

Viana, Boriso

Viana Boriso 1920-1959

Vians, Boriss 1920-1959

Vijan, Boris

Visi, Baron

Weiang, Baolisi 1920-1959

Μπορίς Βιάν

Барыс Віян

Барыс Віян францускі пісьменьнік, музыка, крытык, актор, перакладчык, вынаходнік

Борис Виан французский прозаик, поэт, джазовый музыкант и певец

Борис Вијан

Борис Віан

Борис Віан французький прозаїк, поет, джазовий музикант і співак

Виан Б

Виан Б. 1920-1959

Виан, Борис 1920-1959

Салливан В

Салливан В. 1920-1959

Բորիս Վիան

Բորիս Վիան ֆրանսիացի նկարիչ

בוריס ויאן

וויין, בוריס 1920-1959

ווין, בוריס 1920-1959

וין, בוריס 1920-1959

بورس فيان

بوریس ویان

بۆریس ڤیان

فرنون سوليفان، 1920-1959

ბორის ვიანი

ვიანი, ბორის.

보리스 비앙

비앙, 보리스 1920-1959

비앙, 보리스 폴 1920-1959

ヴィアン, ボリス

ボリス・ヴィアン

维昂, 鲍里斯

鮑希斯·維昂

Languages
French (1,834)

Spanish (125)

English (116)

German (107)

Turkish (22)

Russian (17)

Japanese (5)

Basque (4)

Polish (4)

Czech (4)

Portuguese (3)

Catalan (3)

Italian (2)

Korean (1)

Swedish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
HeartsnatcherBlues for a black cat & other storiesVercoquin et le planctonElles se rendent pas compteThe dead all have the same skin = Les morts ont tous la même peauLes batisseurs d'empire = ou, Le Schmürz