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Dear Rob where can I find a full list of Vian's bibliography in english? thanks in advance boba
-- boba vukosavic (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 07, 2001
In the very expensive 1999 book I just reviewed on the site there was a good bibliography.
Meanwhile below is a very out of date one.
That's all I can do at the moment - if I can I will transcribe the latest one, but it will take some years I fear.
-- Robert Whyte http://www.toadshow.com.au Mobile: 0409 055 325 Tel: 07 300 47 900 27 Peel Street South Brisbane Qld Australia
Selected Bibliography PRIMARY SOURCES Works signed Boris Vian Vercoquin et le plancton. Paris: Gallimard, 1947. L'Automne a Pekin. Paris: Editions du Scorpion, 1947. L'Ecume des jours. Paris: Gallimard, 1947. Mood Indigo. Tr. John Sturrock. New York: Grove Press, 1968. Barnum's Digest. Paris: Deux Menteurs, 1948. Les Fourmis. Paris: Editions du Scorpion, 1949. L'Herbe rouge. Paris: Editions Toutain, 1950. Cantilénes en gelée. Paris: Rougerie, 1950. L'Equarrissage pour tous. Paris: Editions Toutain, 1950. The Knacker's ABC. Tr. Simon Watson Taylor. New York: Grove Press, 1968. Le Dernier des métiers. Paris: Editions Toutain, 1950. L'Arrache-coeur. Paris: Editions Vrille, 1953. Fiesta. Paris: Editions Heugel, 1958. En avant la zizique. Paris: Le Livre Contemporain, 1958. Les Batisseurs d'Empire. Paris: Collége de Pataphysique, 1959. The Empire Builders. Tr. Simon Watson Taylor. New York: Grove Press, 1966. Les Lurettes fourrés. Paris: Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1962. Le Gouter des géneraux. Paris: Collége de Pataphysique, 1962. The General's Tea Party. Tr. Simon Watson Taylor. New York: Grove Press, 1967. Théatre I (Le Dernier des métiers, L'Equarrissage pour tous, and Le Goiuter des généraux). Paris: Union Générale d'Editions, 1965. Textes et chansons. Paris: Union Générale d'Editions, 1966. Trouble dans les Andains. Paris: La Jeune Parque, 1966. Théatre II (Téte de Méduse, Série bléme, and Le Chasseur françias). Paris: Union Générale d'Editions, 1971.
Works signed Vernon Sullivan J'irai cracher sur vos tombes. Paris: Editions du Scorpion, 1946. Les Morts ont tous la nt~me peau. Paris: Editions du Scorpion, 1947. Et on tuera tous les affreux. Paris: Editions du Scorpion, 1948. Elles se rendent pas compte. Paris: Editions du Scorpion, 1950. SECONDARY SOURCES (Footnote entries which do not refer directly to Boris Vian's works and those which are not considered especially useful as background material have been omitted from this listing.) Anonymous: "L'Automne a Pekin,- Bulletin Critique du Livre Français (January, 1948), p. 14. Interesting review of the novel, especially in view of the publication's more laudatory remarks eight years later. L'Automne a Pekin,- Bulletin Critique du Livre Français (December, 1956), p. 1. Criticism of the novel reflecting Vian's increased reputation. "Et on tuera tous les affreux," Gazette des Lettres (21 August 1948), p. 3. Scant, unimaginative review of the novel. ARNAUD, NOEL. Les Vies Paralles de Boris Vian. Paris: Noél Arnaud, 1970. Voluminous work, containing many insights into Vian's personal and literary life. BARJAVEL, RENL "Boris Vian se réhabilite," Carrefour (25 April 1950), p. 3. Important, contemporary view of L'Equarrissage pour tous. BAUDIN, HENRI. Boris Vian. Paris: Editions du Centurion, 1966. Useful only for those already familiar with Vian's work. BEAUVOIR, SIMONE DE. La Force des choses. Paris: Gallimard, 1963. Interesting for the post-World War II background atmosphere in which Vian wrote. BEIGBEDER, MARK. "L'Equarrissage pour tous, " Le Parisien lib&~ (26 April 1950), p. 6. A penetrating review of L'Equarrissage pour tous. BILLETDOUX, JEAN. "Boris Vian, "Arts (3 April 1953), p. - 11. Contains a friendly description of Vian's physical and spiritual assets. BLANZAT, JEAN. "Vercoquin et le plancton," Le Littéraire samedi (15 March 1947), p. 2. A representation of the cool reception given initially to Vercoquin et le plancton. "L'Ecume des jours," Le Monde français (July, 1947), p. 3. A representative example of laudatory criticism of the novel. CHRISTIN, PIERRE. "Gloire posthume et consommation de mass: Boris Vian dans la société française contemporaine," L'Esprit créateur (Summer, 1967), pp. 135-43. An analysis of Boris Vian's contemporary qualities, of value only to those thoroughly familiar with the author's major works. DEON, MICHEL. "L'Equarrissage pour tous," Aspects de la France (20 April 1950), p. 9. Stimulating review of the play. DUCHATEAU, JACQUES. Boris Vian. Paris: La Table Ronde, 1969. The most recent book on the author, containing an almost complete bibliography. DUMUR, GUY. "Le Gouter des généraux,- Le Nouvel Observateur (29 September 1965), p. 12. Brief review of the play. ESSLIN, MARTIN. The Theatre of the Absurd. Garden City, New York: Anchor Books, 1961. Good elucidations on trends and dramatists of twentieth-century theatre. "The Empire-Builders," Plays and Players (October, 1962), p. 31. Concise and laudatory review of the play. GAUTIER, JEAN-JACQUES. "Les B&isseurs d'Empire," Le Figaro (25 December 1959), P. 8. Surprisingly good review of the play, even though penned by a conservative critic. GELLERT, ROGER. "Pedants," New Statesman (10 August 1962), p. 15, Scant, uninformed review of Les Batisseurs d'Empire. GERRARD, CHARLOTTE FRANKEL. "Anti-militarism in Vian's Minor Texts," The French Review (May, 1972), pp. 1117-24. Useful article even for those unfamiliar with the texts in question. HENRIOT, EMILE. "L'Ecume des jours," Le Monde (8 October 1947), p. 5. Good review of the novel, pointing to the tragic vein in Boris Vian. HOPE-WALLACE, PHILIP. "The Empire-Builders," Manchester Guardian Weekly (I August 1962), p. 14. Inimical review of the play. JEENER, J. B. "L'Equarrissage pour tous," Le Figaro (17 April 1950), p. 6. Brief commentary on the play, colored by the reviewer's political views. JOLY, G. "L'Equarrissage pour tous," L'Aurore (18 April 1950), p. 1. Penetrating analysis of Vian's seriousness in the play. KANTERS, ROBERT. "Vercoquin et le plancton," Gazette des lettres (I February 1947), p. 5. Poor and defamatory review of the novel. KAST, PIERRE. "Notes sur Boris Vian et le cinéma," Cahiers du cinéma (August, 1959), pp. 39-48. Interesting study of Vian's contributions to the cinema. KITCHIN, LAURENCE. "Vague Symbols from the Left Bank," The Times (I August 1962), p. 6. Brief, sarcastic review of Les Batisseurs d'Empire. LALOU, ETIENNE. "Vercoquin et le plancton," Quatre et Trois (27 March 1947), p. 4. Enlightening review of the novel, pointing to Vian's relationship with Existentialism. LEMARCHAND, JACQUES. "J'irai cracher sur vos tombes," Combat (12 August 1948), p. 6. Ironic review of the novel, revealing nevertheless the critic's admiration for it. NOAKES, DAVID. Boris Vian. Paris: Editions Universitaires, 1964. Originally a Ph.D. dissertation, discussing Vian's major works only. PATRY, AIME. "Vercoquin et le plancton," Paru (April, 1947), p. 23. Appreciative review of the novel, anticipating its subsequent success. PIATIER, JACQUELINE. "L'Herbe rouge," Le Monde (5 August 1963), p. 6. Profound, if brief, evaluation of the novel. POIROT-DELPECH, B. "Le Gouter des généraux,- Le Monde (26-27 December 1965), p. 1. A good analysis of the comicality of the play. RYBALKA, MICHEL. Boris Vian. Paris: Lettres Modernes Minard, 1969. Originally a Ph.D. dissertation, more detailed and more up-to-date than that of David Noakes. SAUREL, RENEL "Le Goiuter des généraux,- Les Temps modernes (November, 1965), p. 927. Another good review of the play, appreciative of its humor. SCIPION, ROBERT. Préte-moi ta plume. Paris: Gallimard, 1946. Another slap at Existentialism, revelatory of the background against which Vian wrote L'Ecume des jours. TRIOLET, ELSA. L'Equarrissage pour tous," Lettres françaises (20 April 1950), p. 5. Inimical review of the play, prompted more by political than literary considerations. VREE, FREDDY DE. Boris Vian. Paris: Le Terrain Vague, 1965. Uneven critical work requiring at least partial knowledge of Boris Vian.
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