Boris Vian & Stanley Chapman


Translated and introduced by Stanley Chapman.

This booklet principally consists of a translated transcript of a radio interview given by Boris Vian and the singer Henri Salvador to the French State radio station in 1959. It was recorded only two weeks before Vian’s death from a heart attack at the première of the film of his book I Will Spit On Your Graves. The transcript includes a brief playlet performed by Salvador and Vian, which is thus Vian’s last work. It is also an attempt to not explain pataphysics to a mass audience…

The London Institute of ’Pataphysics, Departmental Papers DDT3, 444 numbered copies.


2006, ISBN: 1-900565-32-3, 32pp, stapled booklet in paper wrappers.

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Weight .12 kg
Dimensions 12.5 × 21 cm