Zazie dans le métro By Raymond Queneau
Zazie dans le métro: My pick for the month of September
Here’s my intro:
“In this novel, Raymond Queneau, founder of Oulipo, introduces the readers to the period in which the novel was conceived: the 1950s: between the Second World War and the 1968 revolution in Paris. You will discover the economic, political, and social reconstruction and the American way of life that marks the post-war period. Zazie is going to Paris for the first time and dreams of seeing the metro, unfortunately, the metro is on strike. This resourceful little girl is going on other adventures that may seem unlikely. You decide!”
If you are interested in phonetics and spoken language, I highly recommend this novel. In fact, in this novel, you will discover how much the author likes to play with words. The spoken language is written as it is understood!