Elementary Morality

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Carcanet Press, 2007 - Poetry - 138 pages
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This post–Second World War collection forms a bridge between the irrational world of Breton and the surrealist movement and the philosophical "absurd" of existentialism. Ranging widely in theme, these poems are concerned with the elements, moral fables, and theatre. Featuring unique reflections on writing and aesthetics, this compendium is Queneau's final poetic testament.

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It's always a highlight of my year when I can sit down and read something new by Raymond Queneau. Probably there is not a lot left of his work to be translated into English. The poems from Elementary ... Read full review

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Raymond Queneau was a French poet, novelist, and publisher best known for his novel, Zazie dans le métro, which was made into an internationally successful film of the French Nouvelle Vague school by Louis Malle. Philip Terry is the author of Aesopocrypha and The Book of Bachelors and the editor of the short fiction collection, Ovid Metamorphosed.

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