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Zapinette Video Albert Russo

Zapinette Video

Albert Russo

Published June 1st 1998
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Kindle Edition
224 pages
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Be warned, Zapinettes gems of insouciant wit tend to become infectious. This wise-childs deceptively worldly innocence takes the entire gamut of human endeavor in its compass. Hardly anyone or anything escapes unscathed. Michael Jackson,Vittorio deMoreBe warned, Zapinette´s gems of insouciant wit tend to become infectious. This wise-child´s deceptively worldly innocence takes the entire gamut of human endeavor in its compass. Hardly anyone or anything escapes unscathed.  Michael Jackson,Vittorio de Sica, Freddy Mercury, Mao Zedong, Bill and Hill, the Pope, Fidel Castro, and even Jesus of Nazareth all come under Zapinette´s delightfully zany fire as she zaps from topic to topic in an irrepressible flux. As the century of the double zeros dawns, we have seen the future and the future is sham. As a healthy dose of counter-sham, Zapinette Video should be on every brain-functional person´s reading listTHE LITERARY REVIEWThis book is a great ramble, rather like a chapterless Montaigne popping from one subject to the next, drawing connections no one else would ever have thought of, but with Groucho Marx, say, passing on hints over the writer1s shoulder as to how to go about it. We readers chuckle along and even burst out laughing as we advance through this hilarious book, but we gather, we too willy-nilly, the serious messages underlying the frolicking bounce and jocular mode of the writing.WORLD LITERATURE TODAYThe narrator of Albert Russo´s new novel, Zapinette, is a little girl of our time, very knowledgeable about the outside world, but also enormously ignorant of the language commonly used about it, and, as a result, very funny. Her phonetic transcriptions of what she hears and her malapropisms make of her a powerfully distorting lens but, strangely enough, also a reliable witness.  Albert Russo has thankfully spared us all the clichés of the genre, and what we read in his novel is a genuine portrait of a genuine child.SMALL PRESS REVIEWThis book which also appeared in the author´s own French translation and was favorably compared to Raymond Queneau´s masterpiece ZAZIE DANS LE METRO, has been discussed at the Catholic University of Paris. It was also offered to the one million subscribers of French Cable Television.Read the author´s sequel ZANY ZAPINETTE NEW YORK, published by www.Domhanbooks.comand view the author´s own literary website:www.albertrusso.comfor his other work - novels, story collections and poetry - in English and in French