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Zazie in the Metro

Raymond Queneau - Author

Barbara Wright - Translator

Gilbert Adair - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780142180044 | 176 pages | 01 Nov 2001 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Impish, foul-mouthed Zazie arrives in Paris from the country to stay with Gabriel, her female-impersonator uncle. All she really wants to do is ride the metro, but finding it shut because of a strike, Zazie looks for other means of amusement and is soon caught up in a comic adventure that becomes wilder and more manic by the minute. In 1960 Queneau's cult classic was made into a hugely successful film by Louis Malle. Packed full of word play and phonetic games, Zazie in the Metro remains as stylish and witty as ever.