The Flight of Icarus

The Flight of Icarus Le Vol d Icare est le dernier roman de Raymond Queneau paru en Huber un auteur partir de cr e un roman dont le personnage principal se nomme Icare Ce dernier sort de son livre emport par

  • Title: The Flight of Icarus
  • Author: Raymond Queneau Barbara Wright
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Le Vol d Icare est le dernier roman de Raymond Queneau, paru en 1968 Huber, un auteur partir de 1895, cr e un roman dont le personnage principal se nomme Icare Ce dernier sort de son livre, emport par un coup de vent et se retrouve perdu dans Paris Huber Luber fait alors appel un d tective priv , Morcol, charg de traquer Icare Icar, quant lui fait la rencontreLe Vol d Icare est le dernier roman de Raymond Queneau, paru en 1968 Huber, un auteur partir de 1895, cr e un roman dont le personnage principal se nomme Icare Ce dernier sort de son livre, emport par un coup de vent et se retrouve perdu dans Paris Huber Luber fait alors appel un d tective priv , Morcol, charg de traquer Icare Icar, quant lui fait la rencontre d LN d origine cruciverbiste qui va devenir sa compagne et se prostituera pour le faire vivre Icare va par la suite s int resser aux moyens de transport et en particulier l automobile lectrique et s engage comme garagiste Il fait la rencontre de Mme de Champvaux qui tombe amoureuse de lui Mais va par la suite livrer Icare Morcol Huber retrouve alors son personnage et s appr te poursuivre son roman seulement Icare est appel par son service militaire qui durera 3 ans Mais en r alit ce sont des amis et coll gue d Huber eux aussi en manque de personnages Leurs personnages vont en fait sortir eux aussi de leurs manuscrits il vont donc faire appel Morcol leur tour mais ce dernier d cide de prendre cong Ad la de et Maitretout, d autres personnages cr s par Huber s chappent eux aussi de leur livre Ad la de est la jeune fille promise Icare dans le livre de Huber Icare travaille toujours dans son garage avec tous les autres personnages Il se passionne par la suite par l id e de pouvoir un jour voler pour se d placer et va ensuite s envoler avec LN mais il va tomber Telle tait la fin que Huber avait pr dit Icare car ce roman tait en fait sa propre cr ation.

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    1. ”Ah! Icarus! Icarus! why try to elude the fate for which I had destined you? Where have you landed, in attempting to try out your wings? I await your return, whether voluntary or involuntary. In the meantime, all I can do is stare, dry-eyed, at that hard, forgotten lake which, under the hoar-frost, is haunted by the absence of a character. What a fate- that of a novelist without characters! Perhaps that is how it will be for all of us, one day. We won’t have any more characters. We shall be [...]

    2. Queneau is one of my preferred writers. I read all his books in the complète edition the Pleiad. There are several themes in these books. Country chronicles with fantastic, urban novels and atypical objects.In this last there is 100 000 000 000 poems. I would like to rate it but I can't find the good ISBN. Don't forget that Queneau was mathematician. He creates OULIPO for submit language to mathematical rules. For exemple, Pérec from Oulipo write a book without e (the disparition). Queneau wri [...]

    3. As a brisk postmodern amusement, this late Queneau work is basically fluff, but it's good, entertaining fluff as far as that goes. Basically, a novelist loses his protagonist, who begins to make his way on his own in Paris, despite the detective enlisted to track him down. All expected hijinx ensue. Queneau maintains a light touch and general pervasive likeability, and his turns of words and word-play have a much better rate of actual humor than generally expected of this sort of thing, even thr [...]

    4. Playful and light and charming. Provides flights of fancy for writers especially, but other folks moving along on this side of the turf may enjoy it as well. There's a metaphysical slant, subtle, if the reader is prone to such kinds of pondering. Chuckles are always welcome, and you'll find them here.The main character, Icarus, is true to his name, with a new storyline that veers in an unexpected direction, until you realize the theme was there all along. I plan to read more of Queneau's work, w [...]

    5. For those that don’t know, Raymond Queneau was the co-founder of the Oulipo group/movement (lazily quoting : Ouvroir de littérature potentielle; roughly translated: "workshop of potential literature"). His most famous works are likely Exercises in Style (in which a short story is told 99 different times, each in a different “style”); Cent Mille Milliards de Poèmes; translated to Hundred Thousand Billion Poems (a book of ten sonnets, but each page is cut into 14 strips – for each line o [...]

    6. پرواز ایکار آخرین رمان رمون کنوی فرانسوی است. نویسنده ی معروفی که در طی فعالیت ادبی اش سبک های مختلف ادبی از سوررئالیسم، هنر متعهد و رمان نو را تجربه کرده است. پرواز ایکار آخرین رمانِ کنو (1968) بود. نامِ ایکار یادآور اسطوره یونانی به همین نام است (ددالوس برای خود و پسرش ایکار بال [...]

    7. Amongst the essential Queneau. Characters take flight from their pages and assume responsibility of their own fates. Succinct and essential - Queneau cuts the kite string from traditional character development and in possibly his most surreal writing the role of author, doctor, lover and character are all re-examined through Queneau's clarifying lense. Despite his reputation as odd and the seemingly bizarre subject matter - this is among Queneau's more straight-forward reads. It moves very fast [...]

    8. La vita aiuta a sognare, o i sogni aiutano a vivere? Così direbbe Marzullo.Ma qui piuttosto la domanda da farsi è: la fantasia serve a evadere dalla realtà, o la realtà serve a fuggire dalla fantasia di qualcun altro?Icaro è il personaggio di due romanzi: quello del suo autore, che lo vorrebbe instradare verso un destino melanconico di fine secolo, e quello che leggiamo noi, in cui Icaro, decide di "involare"fuori dal manoscritto che lo imprigiona verso un futuro più roseo.E come dargli to [...]

    9. The short story ‘The Flight of Icarus” may be sad for some people or even disappointing but, for me it was a rollercoaster that went up and down with different emotions. For example in the beginning, they were happy planning their escape from the prison of King Minor. They though everything was going to go as planned. Until the day of the escape Icarus got too carried away and kept going up towards the sky so, his wings melted. This caused Icarus to fall having a certain death. No matter how [...]

    10. "The Flight of Icarus" took me on a emotional roller coaster. It was very exciting, especially when Icarus and his father were making wings. This story was also very surprising, but on the other hand, it was sad. It shocked me when Icarus went to close to the sun and his wings melted, and he fell.The essential theme is obedience, always listen to your parents. If Icarus would have listened to his father he would not have gotten that close to the sun and his wings wouldn't have melted, but most i [...]

    11. This story is like a bunch of butterflies in my stomach."The Flight of Icarus" has a perfect way of expressing ideas to the reader. That makes an interesting story in which hope is included. It made me feel like if I was really escaping from a prison in wings made from a dead bird. If the story wouldn't have all those little details, it would have been a boring one, and readers don't like boring stories

    12. This story is heartbreaking story, were the freedom Icarus was feeling lead him to his death. The Flight of Icarus is an story that at first isn't interesting but as you keep going you just can't stop reading. On top of that, is a story that melts your hard. The Flight of Icarus represents the love of a father that can’t always protect his children. This story is a story is a story of abidance.In this story it it is stated that the author wanted to show obedience. If Icarus will have been obed [...]

    13. The story “The Flight of Icarus” made my mind go wild. In my opinion, it was a suspenseful story. It was clearly a teamwork kind of story. It showed that teamwork can accomplish everything. The fact that Icarus dies was a totally unexpected factor from the story. This story was full of scenes that hit me like “BANG!”; completely unexpected actions. This story was just pure awesomeness.Guillermo Alba

    14. I am a person who loves myths; I also love descriptive writing. Myths are stories that greeks created to explain the mysteries in life, and for me that is so thoughtful. These stories include great descriptions and it makes every thing sound huge.The Flight of Icarus doesn't quite explain something but it still include great characteristics. The author's descriptions made me visualize the myth as if it was a movie in my head! The only problem was that it was too short!

    15. Been meaning to read some Queneau for a while. I thought this was just hysterical, a meta-story without all the tedious meta-theory. Author loses his character, hires a detective to track him down, character is loose in the world and only a few weeks old--hijinks ensue. Want to read more of his stuff, and more OULIPO in general. I like the combo of wild playfulness and structural constraints.

    16. For me, The Flight of Icarus was a story that brought a lot of excitement but at the same time laughter. Because I laughed when he went so high into the sun and then died in the water. I loved Doedalus ideas because they where actually very good. It is incredible how greek people where so inteligent without the technologie we have nowadays. I give this book 4 stars.

    17. The story “The Flight of Icarus” is a compelling story that intrigues the reader of what’s going to happen next. I specially was intrigued when they made the wings to fly. I was curious of what would happen next. “The Flight of Icarus” is also a story with a lot of imagination. It is a very good story and great to read in your free time.

    18. Occasionally amusing as a farce, for me the best thing this has going for it is that it's an extremely quick read. As a caveat I readily admit that I'm probably not the intended audience -- I realize more with every book that I don't really have the patience for post-modern works (I believe that's what genre this fits into). You know, works that are more about process and style than actual narrative. For just one more example I couldn't stand Waiting for Godot, which is not to say I think it's n [...]

    19. Icarus and his father were locked in a tower by the king, who got angry with Deadalus, Icaru´s father because he was supposed build a labyrinth so that Theseus could not escape the island of Crete. But when he did escape, King Minor got so mad he put Deadalus and his son, Icarus, in a tower on the same island. But since Icaru´s father was an artist he came up with an idea to escape the island and head on to Sicily, flying. And so, he went to his son and ordered him to go look for all the feath [...]

    20. Hubert Lubert is writing a novel, but when his protagonist Icare (Icarus) disappears, everything goes sideways. 'Le Vol d'Icare' is metafiction at its best : intelligent play with the notions of author, character and fictionality, mixed up with some hilarious one-liners. It's all just one big game for Queneau, but there's some really nice idea's in here as well. The first thing Lubert does when he notices Icare has disappeared, is accuse his friends, fellow authors, of having stolen his characte [...]

    21. اگه تو وزارت فرهنگ ایران کاره ای بودم تمام تئاتری ها رو مجبور میکردم این کتاب رو بخونن، خوب که خجالت کشیدن، قول مردونه بدن دیگه سورئال نسازن

    22. “The Flight of Icarus” was a story that I enjoyed for many reasons, until when everything gets to sadness. When I read that it was a Greek myth, I was thinking that the story was going to be awesome! I felt happiness when Daedalus finally built human wings with the help of Icarus.However, every story needs to have a conflict, an OMG moment, or climax. I can’t describe how sad I felt when Icarus tried to fly but he fall down into the middle of the sea, because the wax melt. I felt horrible, [...]

    23. "The Flight of Icarus" is a troubling story to me. The plight of poor Icarus lingers on my nerves, making me wish he just hadn't been so boastful, hadn't flown so high! My heart aches for Daedalus. How awful must it be to watch your son plummet to his death? I long for an alternate ending. Yet, it is exactly because the myth is so disturbing that I rated it so highly. It is a story that sticks. It's theme encourages readers to be cautious, but most of all to be humble -- don't boastfully soar in [...]

    24. Mi riservo di cercarlo in futuro in lingua originale per apprezzarlo ancora di più perché i giochi di parole (di cui si trova qualche traccia anche nella traduzione) sono sicuramente la spina dorsale dello stile del racconto, ma purtroppo molti li avrò persi per strada perché non conosco così bene il francese da poter fare una traduzione simultanea dall'italiano per l'intera opera. Sicuramente un primo gioco di parole sta già nel titolo con il termine "involato", ma quello che mi ha fatto [...]

    25. Last year I enjoyed Raymond Queneau’s Exercises In Style, arguably his most famous book, although as narrative goes it was rather slight, being the same story told ninety-nine times in all manner of styles. The title, really, is a bit of a giveaway. As such it’s been in my mind to read some more Queneau, to experience him in control of a more substantial narrative, to see how his playful style is maintained over a longer story.Read my full review here.

    26. For me the story was well made with important features and details given by the author.This story talks about a father called Daedalus and his son Icarus that were trapped on a prison ruled by King Minos.On the attempt to esacpe the prision flying through the air,Icarus dies and Daedalus cant deal with that much pain of lossing a son,he could barely fly to land.This story catches the readers attention by wanting to know what happens next.The message the author wants to us from this story for me [...]

    27. The Flight of Icarus fulfilled me with joy and wonder of such achievement of accomplishing the first human flightBut later those feelings went away vanishing by the death of Icarus. Such courage of risking his life to achieve it. The story goes throughout the code of honor, his father named the area where he died Icaria, in honor of Icarus.This riveting and inspiring story let my brain think for a while and told me that life is too short to waste, take risks for your loved ones and live life to [...]

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