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"One ends up relying on pure musical inspiration, and failing that, the music won't lead to anything good, or it will alienate all but the most die-hard fans." -- Boris Vian
Boris Vian (10 March 1920 – 23 June 1959) was a French polymath: writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer. He is best remembered today for his novels. Those published under the pseudonym Vernon Sullivan were bizarre parodies of criminal fiction, highly controversial at the time of their release. Vian's other fiction, published under his real name, featured a highly individual writing style with numerous madeup words, subtle wordplay and surrealistic plots. L'Écume des jours is the best known of these works, and one of the few translated into English.

Vian was also an important influence on the French jazz scene. He served as liaison for Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis in Paris, wrote for several French jazz-reviews (Le Jazz Hot, Paris Jazz) and published numerous articles dealing with jazz both in the United States and in France. His own music and songs enjoyed popularity during his lifetime, particularly the anti-war song "Le Déserteur".

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Total Books: 193
Mood Indigo A Novel
2014 - Mood Indigo a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780374534226
ISBN-10: 0374534225
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance

Red Grass
2013 - Red Grass (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780966234695
ISBN-10: 0966234693
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Les Morts Ont Tous la Meme Peau
2012 - Les Morts Ont Tous La Meme Peau (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780686557036
ISBN-10: 0686557034

Manual de Saint-Germain-des-Pres
2012 - Manual De Saint-germain-des-pres [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788493856922
ISBN-10: 8493856924
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Reference, Travel

To Hell With the Ugly
2011 - To Hell with the Ugly (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780966234664
ISBN-10: 0966234669
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy

2010 - Oeuvres T01 VIan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070115525
ISBN-10: 2070115526

2010 - Oeuvres T02 VIan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070118649
ISBN-10: 2070118649

Oeuvres romanesques compltes  Coffret en 2 volumes
2010 - Oeuvres Romanesques Compltes Coffret En 2 Volumes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070129447
ISBN-10: 2070129446

A tiro limpio
2010 - A Tiro Limpio [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788483831984
ISBN-10: 8483831988
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Letters to Stanley Chapman
2009 - Letters to Stanley Chapman (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781900565509
ISBN-10: 1900565501
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Pena dnei
2009 - Pena Dnei (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9785352020333
ISBN-10: 5352020339

Osen' v Pekine
2009 - Osen' V Pekine (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9785395004192
ISBN-10: 539500419X

2008 - Serdtseder (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9785395003058
ISBN-10: 5395003053

L'cume des jours
2007 - L'cume Des Jours (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782253122128
ISBN-10: 2253122122

La espuma de los dias / Foam of Days
2007 - La Espuma De Los Dias / Foam of Days [Letras Universales/ Universal Writings - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788437617961
ISBN-10: 8437617960
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Herbst in Peking
2007 - Herbst in Peking (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783803125194
ISBN-10: 3803125197

The Dead All Have The Same Skin
2006 - The Dead All Have the Same Skin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780966234657
ISBN-10: 0966234650
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Il prete bagnante E altri racconti inediti
2006 - Il Prete Bagnante E Altri Racconti Inediti (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788872269473
ISBN-10: 8872269474

La Espuma De Los Dias/ The Foam of the Daze
2005 - La Espuma De Los Dias/ the Foam of the Daze [Literatura / Literature] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788420634548
ISBN-10: 8420634549
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance

Las Hormigas
2005 - Las Hormigas [El Libro De Bolsillo] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420659510
ISBN-10: 8420659517
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Manual of Saint Germain-des-pres by Boris Vian
2005 - Manual of Saint Germain-des-pres By Boris VIan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780847826582
ISBN-10: 0847826589
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

2003 - Heartsnatcher [French Literature Series Normal, Ill.] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - Con Las Mujeres No Hay Manera / There Is No Way with Women [Literatura / Literature - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2001 - Blues for a Black Cat Other Stories [French Modernist Library Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
2001 - Manuel De Saint Germain Des Pres [Litterature & Documents - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - Cantilenes En Gelee [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - Trouble Dans Les Andains [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - Theatre 1 [Le Dernier des metiers L'equarrissage pour tous Le gouter des generaux - French Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - L Automne a Pekin [French Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Herzausreisser [German Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
1998 - Der Schaum Der Tage [Wagenbach SALTO] (Hardcover)
1997 - Les Hatisseurs D'empire [French Edition] (Paperback)
1988 - Froth on the Daydream [Quartet Encounters] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1971 - Empire Builders [Modern Plays] (Hardcover)Paperback
1968 - L'arrache Coeur [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Knackers a B C [Playscripts] (Paperback)
Ecume Des Jours [Easy Reader - French and French Edition] (Paperback)
Euvres [French Edition] (Other)
Mademoiselle Bonsoir / La Reine Des Garces [Ldp Litterature - French Edition] (Paperback)
Les Morts Ont Tous La Meme Peau 1114 [Les Chiens, le desir et la mort - 10/18 i.e. Dix/dix-huit - French Edition] (Paperback)
Le Chevalier De Neige 1206 [10/18 i.e. Dix--dix-huit - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Cantilenes En Gelee Barnum's Digest VIngt Poemes Inedits 517 [10/18 i.e. Dix/dix-huit - French Edition] (Paperback)
Loup - Garou Le [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
Derriere La Zizique [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Traite De Civisme [French Edition] (Paperback)
La Belle Epoque [varietes - French Edition] (Hardcover)
Operas [French Edition] (Paperback)
Cent Sonnets [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
El Lobo-hombre [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
El Otono En Pekin [Andanzas - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
El Arrancacorazones [Andanzas - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
No Quisiera Morir [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
La Hierba Roja / the Red Grass [Fabula - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)