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My beautiful bus

Author: Jacques Jouet; Eric Lamb
Publisher: Champaign : Dalkey Archive Press, 2012.
Series: French literature series (Normal, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Poetic, comic, obsessed with minutiae, My Beautiful Bus is a welcome dose of serious frivolity at the expense of the contemporary novel. Based on an actual bus trip across France taken by Oulipo-member Jacques Jouet in the late '80s, his fictional reconstruction of the experience twenty years later focuses not so much on the scenery as on the possibilities offered an author by the eponymous vehicle and its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jouet, Jacques.
My beautiful bus.
(DLC) 2012033339
(OCoLC)783162701
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Jouet; Eric Lamb
ISBN: 9781564788320 1564788326
OCLC Number: 881470230
Notes: "Originally published in French as Mon bel autocar by Editions POL, Paris, 2003."
Description: 1 online resource (130 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Deer crossings and dumping.; Pascal.; What's missing on the novel's cover.; Basile and my beautiful bus.; Perrault, the wolf, and Puss in Boots.; "Here you are, sire, a cottontail rabbit."; Pascal and the carriages.; Basile.; Who's speaking?; The organized trip.; Hollow I.; Basile is quiet.; A woman.; I talk with Odile.; Pussy in Boots.; Paris and the fake tooth.; Easter in Paris and Paris at midnight.; Hours go by.; Meal.; My beautiful bus, a private place.; Story about the young German and his cadaver.; Story about Hans Martin's parents. Character rhyme. The accident.; Trip and trip.; Hans Martin disappears.; Odile hides.; Vacation.; Landscapes, the immense world.; A film.; Other boots.; The immense world.; Craonne.; Odile writes to her daughter.; "Basile, talk to me!"; A city toad.; "Odile, forgive me!"; The fate of the bag.; The Juvisy hillside.; Pascal and the cycloid.; The battle of the vehicles.; The return to Paris.; Basile goes off to sleep.; Trip far from my bedroom.; My wife.; Cagliuso.; Love and literature.; My beautiful bus.; Copyright; Other Works by Jacques Jouet in English Translation.
Series Title: French literature series (Normal, Ill.)
Other Titles: Mon bel autocar.
Responsibility: by Jacques Jouet ; translated by Eric Lamb.

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Poetic, comic, obsessed with minutiae, My Beautiful Bus is a welcome dose of serious frivolity at the expense of the contemporary novel. Based on an actual bus trip across France taken by Oulipo-member Jacques Jouet in the late '80s, his fictional reconstruction of the experience twenty years later focuses not so much on the scenery as on the possibilities offered an author by the eponymous vehicle and its occupants. With detours through everything from Puss in Boots to Pascal's maxims, we are introduced to each eccentric passenger as they climb aboard (one, for example, claims to have a corps.

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"At the wheel of his latest book, half-hidden by the driver, Basile, [Jacques Jouet] continues his quest for meaning through words and sounds . . . Points of departure and arrival are less important Read more...

 
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