Books by Boris Vian

HEARTSNATCHER by Boris Vian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2003

"A major rediscovery. Don't miss it."
An impish satire on regimentation—as seen in the delicious particulars of this fetching 1953 novel, previously, unforgivably unavailable in English translation. Read full book review >
BLUES FOR A BLACK CAT by Boris Vian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 1992

"As well rendered by Julia Older, this Vian sampler—in its first English translation—is just about a perfect dose for reintroduction of this attractively inconsequential but easy-to- take, classically bohemian figure."
Jazz musician, translator of American hard-boiled detective fiction, librettist, pataphysician, Vian (1920-59) was a sort of anti-Camus: an outlaw, a rebel, a dashingly handsome existentialist cafe-figure, yet also a trickster with the lightest of touches, everything about him made of whimsy and enthusiasm, and hardly a dark shading to be found. Read full book review >