Boris Vian

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When I was a teenager, Boris Vian was my favourite author. I collected his books – I have 41- and had a photo of him on my bedroom wall right next to Charles Baudelaire. I loved him because he was a very versatile person. He was a writer, a poet, a musician, a singer, a translator and many more things. I loved his sense of humour and the way he manipulated the language, I still love it of course!

Boris Vian was born in 1920 and died of a heart attack in 1959.  He had always suffered ill health and knew that he would die at a young age. He was good friend with Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus with whom he like spending time in the Café des Deux Magots in Saint-Germain des Prés in Paris.

During his lifetime Boris Vian was not a very successful author and musician…

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14 thoughts on “Boris Vian

  1. I have a close friend, nearby village, who is an artist, musician, gourmet chef, and too many other things to name. He is also one of the sweetest men I have ever met. His partner is a lovely woman. They both speak at least five languages, don’t you just… 😉

    1. Why do children die? Yes, thirty is young but the young die everyday. War kills off generations of children. Most solidiers are little more than children.

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