Exercises in Style

Exercises in Style

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A new edition of a French modernist classic - a Parisian scene told ninety-nine different ways - with new material written in homage by the likes of Jonathan Lethem, Rivka Galchen, and many more. On a crowded bus at midday, Raymond Queneau observes one man accusing another of jostling him deliberately. When a seat is vacated, the first man appropriates it. Later, in another part of town, Queneau sees the man being advised by a friend to sew a new button on his overcoat. Exercises in Style a€” Queneaua€™s experimental masterpiece and a hallmark book of the Oulipo literary group a€” retells this unexceptional tale ninety-nine times, employing the sonnet and the alexandrine, onomatopoeia and Cockney. An a€œAbusivea€ chapter heartily deplores the events; a€œOpera Englisha€ lends them grandeur. Queneau once said that of all his books, this was the one he most wished to see translated. He offered Barbara Wright his a€œheartiest congratulations, a€ adding: a€œI have always thought that nothing is untranslatable.Here is new proof.a€ To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the 1947 French publication of Exercises de Style, New Directions has asked several writers to contribute new exercises as a tribute. Tantalizing examples include Jonathan Lethema€™s a€œCyberpunk, a€ Harry Mathewa€™s a€œPhonetic Eros, a€ and Frederic Tutena€™s a€œBeatnika€ exercises. This edition also retains Barbara Wrighta€™s original introduction and reminiscence of working on this book a€” a translation that in 2008 was ranked first on the Authora€™s Societya€™s list of a€œThe 50 Outstanding Translations of the Last 50 Years.a€This edition also retains Barbara Wrighta€™s original introduction and reminiscence of working on this book a€” a translation that in 2008 was ranked first on the Authora€™s Societya€™s list of a€œThe 50 Outstanding Translations of the Last ...


Title:Exercises in Style
Author: Raymond Queneau
Publisher:New Directions Publishing - 2013-01-31
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