Pierrot mon ami - Raymond Queneau
A recording made in 1954 by the actor François Perrier brings us close to the unique world of Queneau and his characters. Pierrot mon ami has long been studied in French schools and remains one of the unrivalled works of fiction of 20th century France. Initially a surrealist, Queneau quickly developed a more personal style and he never fails to inspire and delight. Pierrot mon ami, a fantastic tale of coming of age into a world filled with deceit and manipulation, is considered Queneau's finest work. Set in Paris, the story follows the unsuccessful love-life of Pierrot and his innocent approach to life, used as a metaphor for the liberty Queneau's contemporaries were deprived of. This novel is an excellent story for any advanced speaker of French.