by Raymond Queneau


Published by New Directions. See http://www.ndpublishing.com

Originally published in 1947 (in French). A twentysomething bus rider with a long, skinny neck and a goofy hat accuses another passenger of trampling his feet; he then grabs an empty seat. Later, in a park, a friend encourages the same man to reorganize the buttons on his overcoat. This determinedly pointless scenario unfolds 99 times in twice as many pages, each written in a different literary style.


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