Herbst in Peking Boris Vian

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Herbst in Peking  by  Boris Vian

Herbst in Peking by Boris Vian
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Boris Vians 1947 novel Autumn in Peking (LAutomne à Pékin) is perhaps his most slapstick work, with an added amount of despair in its exotic recipe for a violent cocktail drink. The story takes place in the imaginary desert called Exopotamie whereMoreBoris Vians 1947 novel Autumn in Peking (LAutomne à Pékin) is perhaps his most slapstick work, with an added amount of despair in its exotic recipe for a violent cocktail drink.

The story takes place in the imaginary desert called Exopotamie where all the leading characters take part in the building of a train station with tracks that go nowhere. Houses and buildings are destroyed to build this unnecessary structure - and in Vians world waste not, make not. Vian, in a mixture of great humor and unequal amount of disgust, introduces various eccentric characters in this desert adventure, such as Anne and Angel who are best friends- and Rochelle who is in love and sleeps with Anne, while Angel is madly in love with her.

Besides the trio there is also Doctor Mangemanche- the archeologist Athanagore Porphyroginite, his aide, Cuivre- and Pipo - all of them in a locality similar to Lewis Carrolls Alice in Wonderland, where there is a tinge of darkness and anything is possible, except for happiness.



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