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5.0 out of 5 stars A discourse on the methods of living, 18 Jun 2009
This review is from: Witch Grass (New York Review Books Classics) (Paperback)
This novel origionally started out as an attempt to re-write Descartes' "Discourse on the method" in modern or 'spoken' French as is explained in the introdution. It is utterly unique, funny, serious, deep and troubling and has all the ingredients for a great work of art and philosophical dialogue. Starting with a man's sudden realization of himself as a being or a 'self' as he begins to think about and notice the things around him aswell as himself, it gets across Descartes message "I think therefore I am" brilliantly with a rich and exciting cast of charecters and a curious blending of existentialist and surrealist philosophies. There is an underlying mysteriousness that pervades it and an unsettling tension. A must read for anyone with a love of absurdism or surrealism.
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Witch Grass (New York Review Books Classics) by Raymond Queneau (Paperback - Feb 2003)
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