RARA-AVIS: Boris Vian reading with Gainsbourg stuff

Tosh (tosh@loop.com)
Fri, 7 May 1999 08:20:21 -0700 (PDT) This maybe an interest to the Rara-Avis group: Please excuse me if you
have received this post in the past. My brain cells are not alway at work!

15 May, Saturday 7:30 P.M.

TamTam Books & Beyond Baroque presents
with the support of the French Cultural Service in Los Angles

Serge Gainsbourg and Boris Vian Party

Saturday May 15 at 7:30 P.M.
AT: Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
681 Venice Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
Phone no: 310-822-3006
TamTam Books: 323-661-8741

Tosh Berman and his TamTam Books celebrates the release of their
first two titles: Boris Vian's I Spit on Your Graves and Serge
Gainsbourg's only novel Evgu鮩e Sokolov. Both titles were, and still are
shocking in its sense of outrageousness provocation, and brilliance. Vian
was a jazz musician, playwright, novelist, translator of hard boiled
American crime classics (Chandler, Cain, etc.) into French, and hardcore
trouble maker. Gainsbourg was a prototype lusty punk who tore into the
threads of French society with his numerous films, music projects, and
outlandish persona. Both of them changed the world, and therefore
transformed the world of pop music and literature into a vision of
sexuality , humor and of course danger.

Along with the readings of Gainsbourg and Vian's work we feature
the glorious sounds of dj's Lance Rock & Hypnotique spinning the sounds of
Vian & Gainsbourg and the French music revolution they both started, and a
screening of the ultra-rare documentary on Gainsbourg in English, with the
tantalizing Brigitte Bardot, the desirable Jane Birkin, and of course, the
nasty overtones of "Lemon Incest" with Gainsbourg's daughter Charlotte.

Tickets are $7. $5 for students and seniors. Beyond Baroque members free.

Boris Vian's I Spit on Your Graves & Serge Gainsbourg's Evgu鮩e Sokolov
are available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Nobel.com and various bookstores.
Also through :

AK Distribution
Small Press Distribution PO Box 40682
1341 Seventh Street San Francisco, CA 94140
Berkeley, CA 94710-1409 ph:415.864.0892
800-869-7553 fx:415.864.0893

Tosh Berman
TamTam Books

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