Foam of the Daze Fiction. Translated from the French by Brian Harper. “FOAM OF THE DAZE is a novel like no other, a sexy, innocent, smart and sweet cartoon. The title of this article is taken from Boris Vian’s surrealist novel of the same name , also translated into English as Foam of the Daze (the title. Books in Review: Froth on the Daydream by. Photo by Pedro Ribeiro Simões. Life is a lot like jazz it’s best when you improvise.

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Please try again later. I read this book in french and English. And I will never trust the Andrex puppy again.

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Though told as a linear narrativethe novel employs surrealism and contains multiple plot lines, including the love stories of two couples, talking mice, and a man who ages years in a week. I wish my French was good enough to read this book in its original, not anglicized form, but I am afraid I will miss too many of Vian’s puns and invented words.

So then I said “I’m going that way”, and she said “I’m not”. Also it deals with ‘young people’ and how they deal with adult issues like death, finances and work.

They’ll be there for the doomsday, doublets for today. What makes this book so deeply affecting is that the world it offers you is the most charming and wonderful fictional rroth I’ve encountered for years. View all 14 comments.

However, Vian layers on a great deal more: Vian has ability to dayddeam your deep down buried childish sense of taking the most unbelievable fables for real, reemerge. For all the french readers I suggest you read the book in french because there are some points that can not be picked up in the English language. Explore the Home Gift Guide. L’ecume des jours Retrieved March 6, For what we always remember, even years after reading, is that Colin loves Chloe, and vice versa!


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I’m thinking of Murnau or Lang. View all 8 comments. The friendly onslaught of distracting little details is oddly fitting.

Then I said to her “So do I” Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your email dayeream will not be published. Delicate, playful, a charming fantasy in pink and blue; thus the writer lures the reader deeper and deeper inside before springing his trap. It’s fantasy but fantasy based on real life around Vian circ.

Books in Review: Froth on the Daydream by Boris Vian

You can just open this book and let it guide you through a world of fluffy surrealism to the steepest downhill ever imaginable, without bothering about too much. Even the title is a bit better in French: Out of curiosity and pleasure of course I read the two English language translations of Boris Vian’s “Lecume des jours that is now out on the market. Colin, Isis, Chick and his girlfriend Alise spend their time listening to jazz records, skating and enjoying their friendship and youth.

Le nuage Ils marchaient, suivant le premier trottoir venu. His niece follows her lover Chick down the hungry pockets of philosopher Partre. Despite his significant fortune and luxurious lifestyle, Colin is desperate for a lover, even going so far as secretly pining for Chick’s girlfriend, Alyssum. Meanwhile, Chick’s compulsive fixation on Jean-Pulse Heartre is a metaphor for drug addiction.


Froth on the Daydream (Mood Indigo) – Boris Vian

In “Mood Indigo” the chef’s name is “ffroydde,” which I don’t fully understand if it is a pun. In the film I was livid when Colin must go to the party so his buddy Chick will not get the girlfriend first. A gun is an ‘equalizer’, a lynx fur becomes froyh ‘larynx’ fur Froth on the Daydream French: It is incredibly hard to pull this sort of thing off without seeming twee or annoying, and Vian just doesn’t seem twee or annoying.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Did you all stop reading after pages, or what?? The reader caught in its coils is lost in a labyrinth of musical, literary, artistic references revolving around the simple core of the tale.

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