The Blue Flowers

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The Blue Flowers
Author Raymond Queneau
Original title Les fleurs bleues
Translator Barbara Wright
Country France
Language French
Genre Novel
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN 0-8112-0945-8

The Blue Flowers, also known as Between Blue and Blue (original French title: Les fleurs bleues), is a French novel written by Raymond Queneau in 1965.

The English translation is by Barbara Wright, who also translated Queneau's Zazie in the Metro. The Italian translation was by Italo Calvino.

Plot introduction[edit]

The Duke of Auge dreams that he is Cidrolin, living on a barge alone with his daughter, while Cidrolin dreams that he is the Duke of Auge, travelling through the history of France. They will meet in 1964. Carl Reinecke, a critic writing for the London Times, has argued that this novel is an example of the archetypal "prodigal son" storyline.