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The Sunday of Life By Raymond Queneau

The Sunday of Life

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With a cast of eccentric characters, amusing incidents and an uplifting tone, The Sunday of Life - its title playfully alluding to Hegel's theory of history - is a scintillating novel which showcases Queneau's trademark punning, sly wit and delight in the absurdity of people and situations.

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The Sunday of Life by Raymond Queneau

When shop-owner Julia Segovia decides that she's going to marry the handsome if exceedingly young and naive soldier Valentin Bru, he willingly goes along with her scheme. Little does he know that he will have to contend with disgruntled in-laws, eccentric locals, a cunning wife, a shifty career in fortune-telling, the approaching threat of war with Germany and the mysteries of Parisian public transport. With a cast of eccentric characters, amusing incidents and an uplifting tone, The Sunday of Life - its title playfully alluding to Hegel's theory of history - is a scintillating novel which showcases Queneau's trademark punning, sly wit and delight in the absurdity of people and situations.

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A very funny book with great charm. * The Times *

About Raymond Queneau


Raymond Queneau (1903-1976) was a poet, novelist, editor, scholar and mathematician. He is best remembered for Exercises in Style and Zazie in the Metro.

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GOR005426732
The Sunday of Life by Raymond Queneau
Raymond Queneau
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Alma Books Ltd
2012-10-11
224
1847492800
9781847492807
N/A
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