Books by Raymond Queneau

STORIES AND REMARKS by Raymond Queneau
Released: Aug. 24, 2000

"If that doesn't tickle your fancy, then Raymond Queneau probably isn't for you."
This posthumously published collection of short prose pieces, as unclassifiable a book as any the accomplished French surrealist-mathematician-polymath (1903-76) ever produced, offers whimsically learned pleasures similar to those encountered in such quintessentially Queneauvian texts as The Sunday of Life and Exercises in Style. Read full book review >
SAINT GLINGLIN by Raymond Queneau
Released: July 14, 1993

"As a result, endless plot and language mutations provide the sophisticated reader with a carnival ride of surprises and pleasures."
Queneau (The Last Days, etc.), who died in 1976, is best known as a precursor of postmodernism, and this inventive fiction, published in French in 1948, has a wonderful time playing with itself: it's as though Garc°a M†rquez and Beckett met in a dark alley and sat down drunk to collaborate. Read full book review >