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Boris Vian

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Boris Vian (10 March 1920 – 23 June 1959) was a French polymath: writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer. [1]

73 relations: 'Pataphysics, A. E. van Vogt, AFNOR, Albert Camus, Amour de poche, Angoulême, Atlanta, Autumn in Peking, École Centrale Paris, Éditions Gallimard, Boris Godunov (opera), Cardiac arrest, Darius Milhaud, Duke Ellington, Eugène Ionesco, Existentialism, France, Froth on the Daydream, Georges Brassens, Greek language, Hauts-de-Seine, Heartsnatcher, Henri Salvador, Hoagy Carmichael, Hot Club de France, I Spit on Your Graves, Institut national de l'audiovisuel, Jazz Hot, Je voudrais pas crever, Jean Rostand, Jean-Paul Sartre, Latin, Léo Ferré, Le Canard enchaîné, Le Déserteur, Le Tabou, Lycée Condorcet, Lycée Hoche, Marcel Mouloudji, Mathematics, May 1968 events in France, Miles Davis, Modest Mussorgsky, Paris, Party, Patrick Vian, Petula Clark, Philips, Philosophy, Poet, ..., Polymath, Pulmonary edema, Raymond Chandler, Raymond Queneau, Rheumatic fever, Rock and roll, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Serge Gainsbourg, Simone de Beauvoir, The Big Sleep, The Dead All Have the Same Skin, The Lady in the Lake, The Red Grass, The World of Null-A, Translation, Typhoid fever, Upper middle class, Versailles, Yvelines, Ville-d'Avray, Wall Street Crash of 1929, Yehudi Menuhin, Zazou, 10th arrondissement of Paris. Expand index (23 more) »


Pataphysics or pataphysics (pataphysique) is a difficult to define literary trope invented by French writer Alfred Jarry (1873–1907).

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A. E. van Vogt

Alfred Elton van Vogt (April 26, 1912 – January 26, 2000) was a Canadian-born science fiction author.

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Association Française de Normalisation (AFNOR, en: French Standardization Association) is the French national organization for standardization and its International Organization for Standardization member body.

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Albert Camus

Albert Camus (7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist.

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Amour de poche

Amour de poche (Girl in His Pocket) is a French comedy fantasy film from 1957, directed by Pierre Kast, written by France Roche, starring Jean Marais.

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Angoulême (Poitevin-Saintongeais: Engoulaeme; Engoleime) is a commune, the capital of the Charente department, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.

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Atlanta is the capital city and most populous municipality of the state of Georgia in the United States.

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Autumn in Peking

Autumn in Peking (L'Automne à Pékin) is a 1947 novel by the French writer Boris Vian.

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École Centrale Paris

École Centrale Paris (ECP, often referred to as École Centrale or Centrale) was a French postgraduate-level institute of research and higher education in engineering and science.

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Éditions Gallimard

Éditions Gallimard is one of the leading French publishers of books.

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Boris Godunov (opera)

Boris Godunov (Борис Годунов, Borís Godunóv) is an opera by Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881).

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Cardiac arrest

Cardiac arrest is a sudden loss of blood flow resulting from the failure of the heart to effectively pump.

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Darius Milhaud

Darius Milhaud (4 September 1892 – 22 June 1974) was a French composer, conductor, and teacher.

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Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in a career spanning over fifty years.

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Eugène Ionesco

Eugène Ionesco (born Eugen Ionescu,; 26 November 1909 – 28 March 1994) was a Romanian-French playwright who wrote mostly in French, and one of the foremost figures of the French Avant-garde theatre.

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Existentialism is a tradition of philosophical inquiry associated mainly with certain 19th and 20th-century European philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences,Oxford Companion to Philosophy, ed.

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France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.

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Froth on the Daydream

Froth on the Daydream (L'Écume des jours; literally: "The Foam of Days") is a 1947 novel by French author Boris Vian.

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Georges Brassens

Georges Brassens (22 October 1921 – 29 October 1981) was a French singer-songwriter and poet.

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Greek language

Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

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Hauts-de-Seine (literally Seine Heights) is a department of France.

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Heartsnatcher (L'Arrache-cœur) is a 1953 novel by the French writer Boris Vian.

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Henri Salvador

Henri Salvador (18 July 1917 – 13 February 2008) was a French Caribbean comedian and singer.

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Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader.

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Hot Club de France

The Hot Club de France is a French organization of jazz fans dedicated to the promotion of "traditional" jazz, swing, and blues.

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I Spit on Your Graves

I Spit on Your Graves (J'irai cracher sur vos tombes) is a 1946 crime novel by the French writer Boris Vian, published under the pseudonym Vernon Sullivan.

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Institut national de l'audiovisuel

The Institut national de l'audiovisuel (or INA, French for National Audiovisual Institute) is a repository of all French radio and television audiovisual archives.

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Jazz Hot

Jazz Hot is a French quarterly jazz magazine published in Marseille.

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Je voudrais pas crever

Je voudrais pas crever (I wouldn't want to croak) is a collection of poetry by French author Boris Vian, published posthumously in 1962.

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Jean Rostand

Jean Edmond Cyrus Rostand (30 October 1894, Paris – 4 September 1977, Ville-d'Avray) was a French biologist and philosopher.

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Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980) was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary critic.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Léo Ferré

Léo Ferré (24 August 1916 – 14 July 1993) was a French-born Monégasque poet and composer, and a dynamic and controversial live performer, whose career in France dominated the years after the Second World War until his death.

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Le Canard enchaîné

Le Canard enchaîné (English: The Chained Duck or The Chained Paper, as "canard" is French slang meaning "newspaper"), is a satirical weekly newspaper in France.

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Le Déserteur

"Le déserteur" (The Deserter) is a famous anti-war song written by French singer Boris Vian and released on May 7, 1954 during the Battle of Dien Bien Phu.

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Le Tabou

Le Tabou was a cellar club located at 33 Rue Dauphine in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris.

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Lycée Condorcet

The Lycée Condorcet is a school founded in 1803 in Paris, France, located at 8, rue du Havre, in the city's 9th arrondissement.

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Lycée Hoche

The Lycée Hoche is a public secondary school located in Versailles, not very far away from the famous Palace of Versailles.

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Marcel Mouloudji

Marcel André Mouloudji (16 September 1922 – 14 June 1994) was a French singer and actor who was born in Paris and died in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

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Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma, "knowledge, study, learning") is the study of such topics as quantity, structure, space, and change.

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May 1968 events in France

The volatile period of civil unrest in France during May 1968 was punctuated by demonstrations and massive general strikes as well as the occupation of universities and factories across France.

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Miles Davis

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.

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Modest Mussorgsky

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (mɐˈdɛst pʲɪˈtrovʲɪtɕ ˈmusərkskʲɪj; –) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five".

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Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.

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A party is a gathering of people who have been invited by a host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, recreation, or as part of a festival or other commemoration of a special occasion.

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Patrick Vian

Patrick Vian (born 12 April 1942, in Angoulême) is a French musician.

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Petula Clark

Petula Clark, CBE (born Sally Olwen Clark, 15 November 1932) is a British singer, actress and composer whose career spans seven decades.

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Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips, stylized as PHILIPS) is a Dutch multinational technology company headquartered in Amsterdam currently focused in the area of healthcare.

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Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom") is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

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A poet is a person who creates poetry.

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A polymath (πολυμαθής,, "having learned much,"The term was first recorded in written English in the early seventeenth century Latin: uomo universalis, "universal man") is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas—such a person is known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems.

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Pulmonary edema

Pulmonary edema is fluid accumulation in the tissue and air spaces of the lungs.

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Raymond Chandler

Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an American-British novelist and screenwriter.

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Raymond Queneau

Raymond Queneau (21 February 1903 – 25 October 1976) was a French novelist, poet, critic, editor and co-founder and president of Oulipo (Ouvroir de littérature potentielle), notable for his wit and cynical humour.

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Rheumatic fever

Rheumatic fever (RF) is an inflammatory disease that can involve the heart, joints, skin, and brain.

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Rock and roll

Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.

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Saint-Germain-des-Prés is one of the four administrative quarters of the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France, located around the church of the former Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

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Serge Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg (born Lucien Ginsburg;; 2 April 1928 – 2 March 1991) was a French singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor, and director.

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Simone de Beauvoir

Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir (or;; 9 January 1908 – 14 April 1986) was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist.

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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep (1939) is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first to feature private detective Philip Marlowe.

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The Dead All Have the Same Skin

The Dead All Have the Same Skin (Les morts ont tous la même peau) is a 1947 crime novel by the French writer Boris Vian.

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The Lady in the Lake

The Lady in the Lake is a 1943 detective novel by Raymond Chandler featuring, as do all his major works, the Los Angeles private investigator Philip Marlowe.

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The Red Grass

The Red Grass (L'Herbe rouge) is a 1950 novel by the French writer Boris Vian, published by Éditions Toutain.

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The World of Null-A

The World of Null-A, sometimes written The World of Ā, is a 1948 science fiction novel by Canadian American writer A. E. van Vogt.

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Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text.

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Typhoid fever

Typhoid fever, also known simply as typhoid, is a bacterial infection due to ''Salmonella'' typhi that causes symptoms.

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Upper middle class

In sociology, the upper middle class is the social group constituted by higher status members of the middle class.

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Versailles, Yvelines

Versailles is a city in the Yvelines département in Île-de-France region, renowned worldwide for the Château de Versailles and the gardens of Versailles, designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Ville-d'Avray is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France.

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Wall Street Crash of 1929

The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as Black Tuesday (October 29), the Great Crash, or the Stock Market Crash of 1929, began on October 24, 1929 ("Black Thursday"), and was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States, when taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its after effects.

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Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, (22 April 191612 March 1999) was an American-born violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in Britain.

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The zazous were a subculture in France during World War II.

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10th arrondissement of Paris

The 10th arrondissement of Paris (Xe arrondissement) is one of the 20 arrondissements of the capital city of France.

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