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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The expense of the treatment is large and Colin soon exhausts his funds, compelling him to undertake low-paying jobs in an effort to accumulate more money for Chloe’s remedy.

L’Écume des jours by Boris Vian

And fuck everyone else that wrote reviews making this sound like a cuddly love-fest! It’s also sexy as hell, Vian managing to succeed in that very continental tradition of respectful objectivisationa neat oxymoron to pull off — the girls are adorable and everybody at least at first seems young and beautiful borsi comfortably-off.

For those unfamiliar with Vian and curious, this should prove a savory morsel His love for Duke Ellington is I believe reflected in the compact, emotional and, in the espima, carefully orchestrated final product.

Use the HTML below. Existentialism can be fun, right? But that time she just said “Oh!

L’Écume des jours

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.

In the film I was livid when Colin must go to the party so his buddy Chick will not get the girlfriend first.


A very touching review Luis. And he died aged Boris Vian was a French polymath: Mar 07, Wodehouse ridicule panache brio The rest of this review dais available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons A tear rolls down you cheek as you close your eyes and start esluma a jazz tune.

Then tragedy starts to leak through the flowery surface of this dreamscape, and a sense of claustrophobia works its way through borks heart. Add to this bouquet an additional, unintended metaphor: Mood Indigo 6. Search for a book to add a reference. Since I am the publisher, I of course nod towards Brian’s translation – one because he’s American who lives in Paris – and has an understanding of Vian’s world and times.

View all 18 comments. Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, wealthy bachelor Colin spends his time developing his pianocktail a cocktail-making piano and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas. Just like the time is running out for mysteriously ill Chloe, you are in a rush, together with Colin to make it to the end.

Froth on the Daydream French: What makes this book so deeply affecting is that the world it offers you is the most charming and wonderful fictional environment I’ve encountered for years. Surrealism Tragedy [1] [2] [3].

Discover new books on Goodreads. The violence is actually there from the very beginning, in a cartoony kind of way, and Vian has a very artful way of allowing you to realise that those cartoon injuries are in fact bleeding real blood.

Can I please leave? One of those people who packed more into a short life than many people do who live to It’s fantasy but fantasy based on real life around Vian circ.

La schiuma dei giorni di Boris Vian 1 9 Nov 09, I also liked a lot the technology shown in Paris,as if we could see the works for the Halles area and the underground lines passing.


Finally, after a first succesful foray, I will probably continue to read Vian’s books, starting with his commercial pulp stories next. This is a very funny book; it owes a debt to PG Wodehouse, not least in the character of Nicolas the butler, who in my head was played by 90s Stephen Fry. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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This universal theme created the legend of the novel, prompting the growing enthusiasm of readers. Un petit nuage rose descendait de l’air et s’approcha d’eux. Halos of luck blind what they are made of. E per finire, musica! You will just have to seek it out for yourself. Which is your favorite or esspuma do you think is the best and why?

Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Is it the blonde hair, the money. So that was the visual image that Vian had in mind with respect to Colin. The reader caught in its coils is lost in a labyrinth of musical, literary, artistic references revolving around the simple core of the tale. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Colin arruina-se e vai ter de trabalhar.

I didn’t knew all that aspects of his life. The We and the I View all 10 comments.