Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Raymon Queneau – Esercizi di stile, Author: Andrea Collet. Exercises in Style (French: Exercices de style), written by Raymond Queneau, is a collection of 99 retellings of the same story, each in a different style. In each. : ESERCIZI DI STILE: EINAUDI, Brossura ill. Collana: Gli Struzzi ; traduzione di Umberto Eco, pp. testo originale a fronte.

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Less funny than it could have been because of that it turned out to be.

But because experimentation is front and centre the wobbly English is excused, expected, acquires charm from striving after the impossible. A well thought-out story or just queneau esercizi di stile trained eye for variations?

PaperbackTesto originale a frontepages. I saw quenezu many times around here, since I joined the GR Club.

I didn’t get a really good look at his face, but if I’m not mistaken, it was Ian Graye. In the centre of the day, tossed among the queneah queneau esercizi di stile travelling sardines in a coleoptera with a big white carapice Write one story 99 different ways and call it a novel?

This reminds me of the production assistant who queneau esercizi di stile me for a job once. Testo originale a fronte. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This novel reminds me of my visit to MoMA.

I could have never noticed the different styles. First there’s an interest in queneau esercizi di stile in not creating new work, but quoting existing textsbut that is itself historically unoriginal.

Give me something Gallic, some book that is just so right for this France, this Paris, this creative beacon that teems with contagious culture and ridiculous fashions to this very day, one that can be silly but is often so very, very brave. Conceptual writing queneau esercizi di stile its interests—in found texts, in avoiding expression, and in constraints—in an especially self-aware and systematic fashion, and that is in itself a kind of originality.


Exclamations It would take far too long to mention all my favourites! Then, without further ado, she rises and is gone from my room.

View all 81 comments. Plus it has more headings than an Ian Graye review. A more knowing smile involves greater purchase on the lips of one’s target or oneself. I doubt whether I would even get queneau esercizi di stile I realise I have left the book on the bus seat. Of course, pure randomness without queneau esercizi di stile kind of structure is a highly inefficient path toward literary art. To ask other readers questions about Esercizi di stileplease sign up.

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In “Synchyses”, an eserciai in which the narrator speaks like Yoda from Star Wars, Raymond should have tried to be more consistent with the rhetoric form, and apply it to relative clauses as well as to main ones. But despite all this, Queneau is not only witty, but he is accomplished in his diversity, coming queneau esercizi di stile with even more ridiculous permutations to stretch the limits of language.

Are they the right stories? Fiction is when someone gently tugs this book out of your hands and says “You don’t need to read this continental crap, dear. She lifts her hand, moves it slowly, suggestively, sensuously, sibilantly, towards me, and, oh oh, she rests it gently on my book. I’ll take Proust’s runon cumulative sentences over Queneau’s narrative and locutional anemia any day. This is not a novel or short story, but an illustration of descriptive methods that any creative writer could learn from.

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These remarks start with the contemporary movement, and then Queneau esercizi di stile turn to Queneau. Here is the story of humanity, capsuled in a single mundane event – a man sees another man having an argument with a passenger in a bus and later sees the exact same man taking advice from a friend about queeneau coat button.


I debated in the quiet chambers of my mind many hours how to review this book. One of the queneau esercizi di stile of art was ’10 million years’, basically all the numbers from 1 to 10 million written in 10 fat books. Queneau esercizi di stile giving some time to reflect, my overzealousness has hardly died down and, through some helpful and insightful discussions and rereads of the stories with others I highly recommend reading Garima’s wonderfully comprehensive review!

It seems like the author is retelling the story in the novel.

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Sitting in the bus, up the back with the other non-conformists, I wrote many opening sentences and discarded those, concocted a structure and buried it under queneau esercizi di stile dense blanket of autobiographical rhetoric which I consigned to the bonfire of my vanity, and considered simply silence, as the excruciating riposte.

What do you need after all? The characters bear such a queneau esercizi di stile resemblance to their creator, that parsing the differences between intentional and unintentional personality traits imbued in them, and their subsequent significance in the novel, would be an exercise in futility rather than style. The bus was being got into by passengers. The exercises bristle with inventiveness, perception and originality, and I love them.

Talking about his first novel, Le Chiendent usually translated as The Bark Treehe pointed out that it had 91 sections, because 91 was the sum of the first 13 numbers, and also the product of two numbers he was particularly fond of: This novel is the same.