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The Flight of Icarus is Raymond Queneau's only novel written in the form of a play: seventy-four short scenes, complete with stage directions. Consciously parodying Pirandello and Robbe-Grillet, it begins with a novelist's discovery that his principal character, Icarus by name, has vanished.

The Flight of Icarus is Raymond Queneau's only novel written in the form of a play: seventy-four short scenes, complete with stage directions. This in turn, sets off a rash of other such disappearances.

The Flight of Icarus book. Best New Directions Books. 237 books - 156 voters. The novel is written as a play – Queneau is parodying Luigi Pirandello, which is referenced fairly early in the book – and is broken up into 74 short scenes. The thing is, this probably would be a pretty disposable idea – the play on words in the title being the driving force behind the entire book – in the hands of most authors, but Queneau is not most authors.

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The Flight of Icarus (Le Vol d'lcare) is his only novel written in the form of a play: seventy-four short scenes, complete with stage directions. Raymond Queneau (1903-1976) is acknowledged as one of the most influential of modern French writers, having helped determine the shape of twentieth-century French literature, especially in his role with the Oulipo, a group of authors that includes Italo Calvino, Georges Perec, and Harry Mathews, among others.

The flight of Icarus. by. Queneau, Raymond, 1903-1976. New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation. Page 126-127 are corrupt in the original book. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

In ury Paris, the writer Hubert is shocked to discover that Icarus, theprotagonist of the new novel he’s working on, has vanished. Looking for him among themanuscripts of his rivals does not solve the mystery, so a detective is hired to find therunaway character, who is now in Montparnasse, where he learns to drink absinthe andis picked up by a friendly prostitute. These hilarious adventures make Queneau’s novel, presented in the form of a scriptand parodying various genres, one of the best literary jokes. In modern literature.

The Flight of Icarus (Le Vol d'lcare) is his only novel written in the form of a play: seventy-four short scenes, complete with stage directions.

Called by some the French Borges, by others the creator of le nouveau roman a generation ahead of its time, Raymond Queneau's work in fiction continues to defy strict categorization. The Flight of Icarus (Le Vol d'lcare) is his only novel written in the form of a play: seventy-four short scenes, complete with stage directions. Consciously parodying Pirandello and Robbe-Grillet, it begins with a novelist's discovery that his principal character, Icarus by name, has vanished. This, in turn, sets off a rash of other such disappearances. Before long, a number of desperate authors are found in search of their fugitive characters, who wander through the Paris of the 1890s, occasionally meeting one another, and even straying into new novels. Icarus himself––perhaps following the destiny his name suggests––develops a passion for horseless carriages, kites, and machines that fly. And throughout the almost vaudevillian turns of the plot, we are aware, as always, of Queneau's evident delight at holding the thin line between farce and philosophy.

Comments: (4)

Mettiarrb
"The Flight of Icarus" is so much fun to read~ funny and totally original! The main character in a novel escapes from
the notes of his author and has an adventure in Paris~ he discovers absinthe, falls in lust, learns to ride a bicycle, and
meets other characters and people along the way. I enjoyed every page of this book! Icarus, the runaway character, and his
author Hubert Lubert are both endearing characters. I thought Morcol, the detective, was hilarious. How will Monsieur Lubert continue writing his novel without Icarus? Raymond Queneau spins a fabulous tale!
Dagdalas
a lot more and better folks than i have enjoyed this as have i..matter of taste whether you like him. i do.
Armin
Hubert, a writer, has lost the main character to the novel he is, well was, writing. After viciously accusing friends and fellow writers of stealing Icarus, he hires the detective Morcol, "who has appeared in many novels under different names," to find him. Soon we meet Icarus, who is only 15 pages old and on his own in 1890 Paris, and begin to see the formation from what Hubert designed, to a real character through his first experience with absinthe, his girlfriend LN, his love of automobiles and bicycles, and his love of flying machines. Barbara Wright has done nice work with the translation although the tone does change abruptly towards the end without apparent reason (some readers may know her translation of Alfred Jarry's, Ubu Roi). Queneau wrote this novel in the form of a play which adds to the borderline absurdist and fast-paced story. One almost believes that the story is really about the process of writing a novel as characters elude and morph and disappear. This is a very easy to read, yet highly irregular work that is highly recommended for its creativity and execution. Readers may also enjoy other works by Queneau and his writing group formed in the 1960's called the OULIPO.
Bloodfire
This is the first novel I have read by queneau and I certainly plan on reading more by him. "The flight of Icarus" is a hysterical novel in the form of a play, consciously parodying pirandello. It follows a young man, Icarus, the main character of a novelists new book, who escapes its pages and enters late 19th century paris. It is an amusing easy read, full of intentionally awful puns. I recommend it :).
The Flight of Icarus: Novel (New Directions Books) download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Raymond Queneau
ISBN: 0811204839
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: New Directions; 3rd Printing edition (January 17, 1973)
Pages: 191 pages