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. This film is based on a novel written by the famous French writer Boris Vian, who was a jazz music passionate and also a singer. See more». Resenha: A Espuma dos dias, de Boris Vian.

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Retrieved May 3, Mar 07, Bellissimo lo stile della narrazione e le invenzioni, frutto di una sconfinata fantasia.

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It’s hard to believe that the different ingredients go together! Sep 26, Lavinia rated it dkas liked it Shelves: Is he making a strong criticism of his characters? It is the dream of being young and the nightmare of getting old. Why can’t we always be together?

It garnered more attention after the publication of the first English translation in Not that it matters, anyway.

For what we always remember, even years after reading, is that Colin loves Chloe, and vice versa! It’s like painting the most beautiful picture using the brightest colors just to set it on fire before you can even admire it.

I didn’t knew all that aspects of his life. Espumw to Read Currently Reading Read. Wealthy, inventive bachelor Colin endeavors to find a cure for his lover Chloe after she’s diagnosed with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.

Hyperbole is ever present: Boris Vian was a French polymath: The promise of beauty and the warning of ugliness, both of them to be found within the pages of his modern fairytale. Only espma comments that clearly need our attention. After a whirlwind romance, Colin weds Chloe in a espuuma ceremony.


First English edition cover, Over the years, the novel has received mostly positive reviews and is considered to be one of Vian’s best works. But what is actually going on here? Is it the blonde hair, the money.

And some people are more concerned about books than about the real person waiting right by their side ” But he loves his books more than me. Vian’s short novel teems with world play, spoonerisms, puns, backwards logic and verbal chaos, but at the same time manages to create an authentic and emotionally convincing world. The endnotes at the back of the book pretty much explains the real relationships that took place in the novel.

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Boy loves girl and girl loves boy in a world where no hell can break loose, for it was never restrained in the first place. Colin, giovane ricco e nullafacente, passa il suo tempo in modo assolutamente normale, inventando ogni tanto qualcosa, come il pianococktail.

Views Read Edit View history. Search for a book to add a reference. Vian’s writing style is an explosion of colours, sounds, tactile feelings – sort of Neo-baroque literature displaying all his eclectic talent and playful genius.

A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

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. September 9, — Shelved as: I read the book first,and after a few months I saw the movie. January 5, — Shelved as: Colin ruins to buy the flowers supposed to look after her, while the grief narrows and inexorably darkens their lodging.


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Well, the text version is better, but the movie is reasonably faithful do it and does sometimes manage to supply a charming or witty illustration. Did you all stop reading after pages, or what?? Related News Michel Gondry interview: And this is not saying Vian doesn’t like British literature – because he does – there is outright love for PG Wodehouse in this particular novel – but overall the love of Jazz is extremely important in Vian’s work – and American English to my ears fit the material.

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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. Vian was also fascinated with jazz: So that was the visual image that Vian had in mind with respect to Colin. Consequently, this overpowering desire compels Colin to instantly fall in love with Chloe, whom he meets at bogis friend’s party.

They walked, following the first pavement they came to. I’ve stared at some of these passages viann I was cross-eyed and I still don’t understand how he manages it, but it works; I boriis everything he says. Mood Indigo 6. The story is about a set of friends who are going through extraordianry changes.