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After a whirlwind romance, Colin weds Chloe in a grand ceremony. Thus, the words gain a different dimension. Then I said to her “So do I” Want to Read saving….

L’Écume des jours

Skip to main content. The endnotes at the back of the book pretty much explains the real relationships that took place in the novel. The title “Mood Indigo” is puzzling, because one, the song “Mood Indigo” is not mentioned at all in the book nor film as far I can joure.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Boris Vian was a French polymath: Un Langage-Univers, in Ecume des Jours.

L’Écume des jours en version originelle

Jlurs siccome tutte le volte in cui ho ignorato tale diktat psicofisico – che mi si impone e che ecumw – ho lasciato tracce scritte di cui mi vergogno dolorosamente, che mi fanno sentire disossata e mollusca, allora per La schiuma dei giorni obbedisco al silenzio, introducendolo tacitamente nella famiglia dei Libri Della Mia Vita. Even the title is a bit better in French: In fact, it is a work much beyond the known novel genre.


The author, who loves jazz music very much, reflects his love of jazz on his novel. The jkurs evolve in a bright or glaucous environment, but always strange, according to a choreography as unpredictable as a jazz solo.

This made-up word shows the greediness of doctors. The analysis shows that the author uses new words while narrating every event in the novel.

The candle-stick-maker’s-boy and everybody in the street wishes and wishes that I were in love and they were and you were and we were and that the whole wide world were too.

Skies are clown shoes thundering the last laugh. Over the years, the novel has received mostly positive reviews and is considered to be one of Vian’s best works.

Her illness affects the whole world around the young couple, taking the visible shape of their shrinking, decaying flat reminding of the Expressionist film technique intimate feelings are reflected by the mutability of the outside world: Consequently, this overpowering desire compels Colin to instantly fall in love with Chloe, whom he meets at a friend’s party.

Since the words sometimes gain abstract meanings beyond their real meanings, this may be deceptive for the reader to realize the message. May 20, Fede rated it it was amazing Shelves: As Rouayrenc states, the use of humor, which bpris a sign of going beyond the rules of traditional novels, is jojrs sign of leaving classical realism behind Dess, First English edition cover, Beautiful, oneiric, sexy, deadpan, linguistically inventive — and then in the end remorselessly tragic.

And he bounds over to you, his little tail wagging away, birds tweeting in the backgr Wow, this book destroyed me. I’ve stared at some of these passages till I was cross-eyed and I still don’t understand how he manages it, but it works; I believe everything he says. All quite good except for the mouse, who was terrible Governments still spend the better part of their budget on military adventures.


E per finire, musica! In other words, it is a method in which a new word is made by changing the order of the letters or syllables. I only discovered this recipe boros couple of years ago, but it has already become one of my favorites. The physical deterioration of the apartments of Colin, Nicholas, and Chick mirrors the depression and gradual loss of hope brought ees by a persistent disease, and Nicholas’ sudden ageing represents trauma and stress.

For those unfamiliar with Vian and curious, this should prove a savory morsel During the honeymoon, Chloe falls ill with a mysterious disease that primarily consists of coughing and chest pain, and she and Colin are forced to end their trip early.

I don’t have a fast-tempo, dark and wild number to suggest right now, but I’m sure there are a few to be found listening to more from Duke Ellington.

View all 3 comments. A perfect “April in Paris” kind of mood. May 18, Stefania T.