October 7, 2007
Boris Vian, Foam of the Daze
Brad, the editor of the great Neglected Books site [neglectedbooks.com], posted an annotated list of 20 out-of-print books I made in June of 2000. He added links to all the book titles. I'm going to post images of the books discussed (if I still have them). The permanent link for the list is here.
4. L'Ecume des Jours by Boris Vian (1920 - 1959). English translations:
-- Mood Indigo (Grove 1968, tran. John Sturrock)
-- Froth on the Daydream (Quartet 1967, trans. Stanley Chapman)
-- Foam of the Daze (Tam Tam Books 2004, trans. Brian Harper)
Tosh Berman of Tam Tam Books is publishing new translations of Vian's books. Here's a link to Foam of the Daze.
Two covers of Froth on the Daydream from Wikipedia (I don't own these editions):
Grove's edition (Front photo credited to Shaumiane Production -- get in touch if you know what that means, because Google isn't helping):
While I'm at it, here are scans of more of Vian's books in English translation.
Tom Recchion (who has a new album out on Birdman) designs Tam Tam's covers:
No designer or illustrator listed for this cover:
Two plays published by Grove:
Illustration by Peter Miles on the below book from Quartet: