Saturday, November 12, 2011

Boris Vian Exhibition at Bibliothèque nationale de France – Site François Mitterrand

Boris Vian

The works of Boris Vian are exhibited at the National Library of France starting with October 18. The much anticipated opportunity to (re)discover the world of this poet keen on jazz.

Boris Vian was never successful ... that is, not before his death! A sad realization, if one considers the beauty of the works that the writer, poet, lyricist, critic, musician, scriptwriter left behind, and the artists he inspired (Serge Gainsbourg in the lead).

The National Library of France,through an exhibition dedicated to him from October 18, 2011 to January 15, 2012, aims to display exceptional documents about the life of Boris Vian (around 200 items).

Thanks to the donations from the heirs of the author of I Spit on Your Graves, it will be possible to discover his first writing in prose, six paintings from 1946, The Treaty of civility that he did not finish, album covers and many sound and audio clips ...
A superb closer look into the fantasy world of Boris Vian, where you feel the whole atmosphere of the postwar district Saint-Germain-des-Prés frequented by this jazz fan alongside Sartre or Simone de Beauvoir. It’s essential.
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