Witch Grass

By Raymond Queneau; Barbara Wright (Introduction by)
(NYRB Classics, Paperback, 9781590170311, 328pp.)

Publication Date: January 31, 2003

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Seated in a Paris café, a man glimpses another man, a shadowy figure hurrying for the train: Who is he? he wonders, How does he live? And instantly the shadow comes to life, precipitating a series of comic run-ins among a range of disreputable and heartwarming characters living on the sleazy outskirts of the city of lights. Witch Grass (previously titled The Bark Tree) is a philosophical farce, an epic comedy, a mesmerizing book about the daily grind that is an enchantment itself.

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