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Zazie in the Metro (Paperback)

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By Raymond Queneau, Barbara Wright (Translator), Gilbert Adair (Introduction by)
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Description


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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About the Author


Gilbert Adair, writer, film critic, and journalist, is the author of Love and Death on Long Island, among other novels.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780142180044
ISBN-10: 0142180041
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: November 2001
Pages: 156
Language: English
Series: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics

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Exciting, fast-paced story of Christopher, the apprentice to an apothecary who is involved in several mysterious deaths. One of the best kids' novels I've read this year. I felt like I was in their world for days afterwards! - Nikki