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Raymond Queneau

Contes et Propos


Un chien qui engage la conversation avec un client dans un bistrot de province ? Un cheval, de surcroît troyen, qui prend un drink au comptoir d'un bar de luxe ? Rien d'étonnant à cela : dans les textes ici rassemblés, tous marqués d'une touche d'absurdité, le fantastique est comme naturel. Jeux de mots, spéculations ironiques, faux rêves, délires logiques, usage subversif de la rhétorique, tout concourt au divertissement du lecteur, à son ravissement, mais aussi, en filigrane, à cette entreprise de démystification de la littérature chère à Raymond Queneau.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 1990
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 279
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070382200
ISBN 10: 2070382206

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