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Riassunto: Columbia Essays on Modern Writers is a series of critical studies of English, Continental, and other writers whose works are of contemporary artistic and intellectual significance. This entry in the series - Book No. 14 - looks at the life and works of Frenchman Raymond Queneau, now recognized as one of the five or six major writers of the generation born at the beginning of the twentieth century. But it is only recently that he has been recognized by the academic world and the general public. This recognition is no doubt belated because from the very beginning Queneau committed a sin, and his sin was a systematic lack of apparent seriousness - in other words, humor. Indeed, the keynote of Queneau's works is laughter. At the juncture of satire and wonderment, Queneau sees the world as a vast puppet show - but a puppet show that is worth being meticulously observed and then re-created for the great joy of young and old. In Queneau the philosophical message, although remaining essentially serious, does dissolve into an ultimate laugh-provoking truth - the drollery of a world based on the tremendous contradiction between plenitude and nothingness, and in which the touching stupidity of individual destinies unfolds. Queneau's laughter is thus a philosopher's laughter...
Titolo: Raymond Queneau (Essays on Modern Writers, ...
Casa editrice: Columbia Univ Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1965
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Columbia University Press, New York, 1965. paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP32017220
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97802310270694.0
Descrizione libro Columbia Univ Pr, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0231027060