Zazie in the Metro

Zazie in the Metro

Paperback Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics

By (author) Raymond Queneau

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 194mm x 16mm | 118g
  • Publication date: 27 February 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0142180041
  • ISBN 13: 9780142180044
  • Sales rank: 76,369

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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.

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Gilbert Adair, writer, film critic, and journalist, is the author of "Love and Death on Long Island," among other novels.