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Last Days, the (1936) [Novel]
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The Last Days is Raymond Queneau's autobiographical novel of Parisian student life in the 1920s: Vincent Tuquedenne tries to reconcile his love for reading with the sterility of studying as he hopes to study his way out of the petite bourgeoisie to which he belongs. Vincent and his generation are contrasted with an older generation of retired teachers and petty crooks, and both generations come under the bemused gaze of the waiter Alfred, whose infallible method of predicting the future mocks prevailing scientific models. Similarly, Queneau's literary universe operates under its own laws, joining rigorous artistry with a warm evocation of the last days of a bygone world.

Original title: Les Derniers jours
Original languages: French

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: The Last Days

The Last Days (1990)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Barbara Wright
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Manifested in:

The Last Days (September 1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Elmwood Park, IL
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564781402
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.4 x 0.7 in
Pages: 237

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