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    DescriptionThe excellent Monsieur Dutilleul has always been able to pass through walls, but has never seen the point of using his gift, given the general availability of doors. One day, however, his tyrannical boss drives him to desperate, creative measures - he develops a taste for intramural travel and becomes something of a super-villain. How will the unassuming clerk adjust to a glamorous life of crime? Ayme's genius lies in imagining the practical unfolding of bizarre and difficult situations. In each story, anarchic comedy is arrested by moments of pathos, only to descend into anarchy and hilarity once more ...


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    Title
    The Man Who Walked Through Walls
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcel Ayme, Translated by Sophie Lewis, Designed by Yann Kebbi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 120 mm
    Height: 164 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906548643
    ISBN 10: 1906548641
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CLA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    DC23: 843.912
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FYT
    Illustrations note
    1 b&w Illustration
    Publisher
    PUSHKIN PRESS
    Imprint name
    PUSHKIN PRESS
    Publication date
    28 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Marcel Ayme (1902-67) was one of the great French writers of the twentieth century. Born in the Franche-Comte of Eastern France, he never lost touch with his rural origins, which influenced much of his work. Initially perceived as a man of the left, throughout his life Ayme espoused causes from across the political spectrum, for example apparently supporting Mussolini's colonialism in Africa whilst also campaigning for the abolition of the death penalty. He attracted much controversy for his writings for collaborationist magazines during the Second World War, and his defence of Nazi-sympathising friends including Louis-Ferdinand Celine and Robert Brasillach in the post-war years. Nevertheless Ayme has remained hugely popular in France - this collection is particularly famous, and a dozen of his novels have been turned into films, among them the classics of French cinema La Traversee de Paris, La Vouivre and Uranus.
    Review quote
    I have fallen utterly, completely and eternally in love with this writer. And, as with all true love, I am neither ashamed nor afraid to declare it to the world -- Nicholas Lezard The Guardian The greatest French writer of the day -- Georges Simenon All of his writings are characterized by their irony, humour and realism, and are concerned with unearthing and examining ... the workings of society and ordinary people's darker motives Bloggerel.com