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I really enjoy Boris Vian.
I discovered him when I was 16 and
for the first time, laughed out loud reading.
I picked up a couple of used copies a few weeks ago to find out that some of his fictional characters remind me somehow of Bukowski's and Céline's.
Amazing detailed descriptions of absurd characters in a (as a matter of fact) kind of way .

Vian was also a great jazz musicien.
Anyone else familiar with Vian?
 
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bukowski, celine, jazz.
right up my alley.
 

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Here is a link where you can find some info.
L'écume des jours was translated in english as
Froth on the Daydream, Mood Indigo and Foam of the Daze
and under another of his pen names Vernon Sullivan,
J'irai cracher sur vos tombes (Éditions du Scorpion, 1946; I Shall Spit on Your Graves)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Vian
 
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it was Vian's chanson-style that got Gainsbourg into chanson in the late 50s.
(Gainsbourg once said in an interview something like: when i heared Boris Vian, I said to myself - I can do that.)
 

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