Raymond Queneau

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Raymond Queneau


Born
in Le Havre, France
February 21, 1903

Died
October 25, 1976

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Novelist, poet, and critic Raymond Queneau, was born in Le Havre in 1903, and went to Paris when he was 17. For some time he joined André Breton's Surrealist group, but after only a brief stint he dissociated himself. Now, seeing Queneau's work in retrospect, it seems inevitable. The Surrealists tried to achieve a sort of pure expression from the unconscious, without mediation of the author's self-aware "persona." Queneau's texts, on the contrary, are quite deliberate products of the author's conscious mind, of his memory, and his intentionality.

Although Queneau's novels give an impression of enormous spontaneity, they were in fact painstakingly conceived in every small detail. He even once remarked that he simply could not leave to hazard
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Average rating: 3.91 · 32,690 ratings · 2,499 reviews · 161 distinct worksSimilar authors
Exercises in Style

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4.06 avg rating — 10,586 ratings — published 1947 — 61 editions
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Zazie in the Metro

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3.68 avg rating — 7,753 ratings — published 1959 — 127 editions
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The Blue Flowers

4.04 avg rating — 2,529 ratings — published 1965 — 42 editions
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The Flight of Icarus

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3.95 avg rating — 666 ratings — published 1968 — 29 editions
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We Always Treat Women Too Well

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3.61 avg rating — 650 ratings — published 1947 — 31 editions
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Pierrot Mon Ami

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3.86 avg rating — 584 ratings — published 1942 — 37 editions
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Witch Grass

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3.95 avg rating — 534 ratings — published 1933 — 16 editions
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Il diario intimo di Sally Mara

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3.69 avg rating — 400 ratings — published 1950 — 10 editions
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The Last Days

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3.78 avg rating — 299 ratings — published 1936 — 17 editions
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Odile

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3.70 avg rating — 297 ratings — published 1937 — 17 editions
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“Being or nothing, that is the question. Ascending, descending, coming, going, a man does so much that in the end he disappears.”
Raymond Queneau, Zazie in the Metro

“He sought an adventure but didn't find one. He was inexperienced and besides he didn't have too much imagination.”
Raymond Queneau

“La vie? Un rien l'amène, un rien l'anime, un rien la mine, un rien l'emmène.”
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