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The Flight of Icarus

The Flight of Icarus

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1973
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0811204839
ISBN13
9780811204835
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Le Vol d'Icare est le dernier roman de Raymond Queneau, paru en 1968. Huber, un auteur à partir de 1895, crée un roman dont le personnage principal se nomme Icare. Ce dernier sort de son livre, emporté par un coup de vent et se retrouve perdu dans Paris. Huber Luber fait alors appel à un détective ...more

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Queneau was born in Le Havre in 1903 and went to Paris when he was 17. For some time he joined André Breton's Surrealist group, but after only a brief stint he dissociated himself. Now, seeing Queneau's work in retrospect, it seems inevitable. The Surrealists tried to achieve a sort of pure expression from the unconscious, without mediation of the author's self-aware "persona." Queneau's texts, on the contrary, are quite deliberate products of the author's conscious mind, of his memory, his int...more