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Exercises in style /

by Queneau, Raymond; Wright, Barbara [translator.]; Themerson, Stefan [illustrator.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: 2012 : Alma Classics. Edition: New edition.Description: xiv, 145 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm.ISBN: 184749241X (paperback) :; 9781847492418 (paperback) :.Uniform titles: Exercices de style. English.Subject(s): French literature -- Translations into English | Style, Literary -- HumorSummary: "On a crowded bus at midday, the narrator observes one man accusing another of jostling him deliberately. When a seat is vacated, the first man takes it. Later, in another part of town, the man is spotted again while being advised by a friend to have another button sewn onto his overcoat. Exercises in style retells this apparently unremarkable tale ninety-nine times, employing a variety of styles, ranging from sonnet to cockney to mathematical formula. Too funny to be merely a pedantic thesis, this virtuoso set of themes and variations is a linguistic rust-remover, a guide to literary forms and a demonstration of imagery and inventiveness." --Back cover. List(s) this item appears in: Sculpture 2.4 Objects and Invention
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Translated from the French.

Previous ed. of this translation: 2009.

Formerly CIP. Uk

Includes bibliographical references.

"On a crowded bus at midday, the narrator observes one man accusing another of jostling him deliberately. When a seat is vacated, the first man takes it. Later, in another part of town, the man is spotted again while being advised by a friend to have another button sewn onto his overcoat. Exercises in style retells this apparently unremarkable tale ninety-nine times, employing a variety of styles, ranging from sonnet to cockney to mathematical formula. Too funny to be merely a pedantic thesis, this virtuoso set of themes and variations is a linguistic rust-remover, a guide to literary forms and a demonstration of imagery and inventiveness." --Back cover.

Translated from the French.

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