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Mood Indigo - not the full magic of Vian?

Mon, 13 Oct 2014

It was September 17th. A nondescript Wednesday in South Kensington. I had been to the reading group a few months beforehand about Boris Vian's tale of love and nemesis, 'L'Ecume des Jours', which describes romance in the only way possible- a dream- like condition; and there is the sad degeneration, as reality- poverty, death- pours itself grimly over the sweet rose of passion.

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L'écume des jours

Boris Vian

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ISBN: 9782356411440

Date: 2009

The protagonist, Colin, is a wealthy young man with a resourceful and stylish man-servant, Nicolas, and a healthy supply of doublezoons. With dizzying speed, Colin meets and weds Chloe in a grand ceremony. Generously, Colin bequeaths a quarter of his fortune to his friends Chick and Alise so they too may marry.

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